Bob and Charmayne's kites made in 2003

We've been working! Our latest project was a Compound Cody for the 2003 Fanř Classic. It flew first at the coast without the top sail. The wind was just barely enough: 10.5-11 mph. It is 1.8 meters front to back and 2.7 meters wing tip to wing tip. The sails are ripstop nylon. What a beauty! I was really thrilled as this was a difficult project. Next we needed to complete it's top sail, before Fanř if possible. It was just barely done and it looked great. Will it be OK on the kite though? YES! After getting home, Bob did some alterations to the top sail and the rigging. We flew it at the Long Beach Cody Fly during the annual festival, in Gerd's honor and memory. 
Baby Octopus

Baby Octopus kite, a design by Peter Lynn.  The plan is from the book "Skywork 3 Experience",  by Wohlert and Lienau

Frog design on Hata

From Gail Lindsey's Ft. Worden Kitemakers class, a little Hata kite. He can be tuned to be stable with his long wingtip tails.

Donut Guy

The Donut guy!

Another line laundry piece.

6-legged ball guy

1 meter 6 legged round guy line laundry

6-legged ball guy

They are based on a soccer ball.

6-legged ball guy

He is the first. More joined him in 2004.

Russian kite


A Russian Box Kite

  Russian kite

Plan by Ralf Dietrich, "Kites & friends"

  Cerf-volant Anémometre

Cerf-volant Anémometre, a French Metrological kite

made from cotton and bamboo, Ft. Worden class taught by Frits Sauvé

Compound Cody  

Based on Gerd Schaller's article in the German magazine Sport Und Design Drachen.

Cody Compound

made from ripstop nylon and carbon rods


Compound Cody

Original Compound with the top sail.

Bob was sent an old picture of the Compound with a topsail.

  In the air, complete!

Cody Compound with the top sail

  Cody Compound   Cody Compound being rigged.   The Cody Compound in our garage being rigged.


  TSF replica

TSF replica made from ripstop nylon

  TSF replica

TSF replica flying.