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Version Three 1/10th scale

Having redrafted the patterns we have completed the 1/10th scale version of the kite.

At this scale, the wooden poles are all drawn down from ash, rather than bamboo and the cover is a modern cotton mix fabric, rather than umbrella silk, which Paul Chapman suggests as the original materials.

control cords for the wing warping with additional wooden toggles to direct the control cables 9these could have been short sections of (hollow) bamboo (above)


Pulleys and control cords for altering the pitch of the tail. It is difficult to see were these cords then went to, or if additional pulleys were involved in taking them to the front of the glider?

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