Magnificent flyer – Beautiful to watch
Ideal for all ages – one of our best!
- Winds: Light to Fresh
- Size: Large 1.8 metre wingspan
- Ages: 4 years and up
The Patchwork kite is a large delta kite that’s great for both children and adults. It flies brilliantly in a wide wind range and looks beautiful in the sky because of it’s colourful patchwork sail.
You might notice that of all of the delta kites on our website, this is the only one without tails. This is because each of the bottom panels are precision cut to produce a ‘flap’ or ‘trailing edge’. This acts like a really short but wide tail and this keeps the kite really, really stable in the sky. Stability is one of the 2 really important things you want from a single string kite. The other thing is an ability to fly in a wide wind range.
The patchwork kite is one of the best flyers we’ve seen in years so enjoy it’s beauty in the sky. It, along with the Rainbow Cell, will fly in lighter winds than just about any other kite.
Made using high quality overlocked ripstop cloth and 4mm fiberglass frame, the Patchwork kite is a high quality kite that will last and last.
Keen to see it in flight? Have a look at this video here.
Delta kites are single string kites for children and they are very well suited to light winds. This light wind ability comes from a big sail area which generates lots of ‘lift’ to get the kite up nice and high. To keep deltas nice and steady in the air as the wind picks up, we have long tails on them and these tails give the deltas ‘drag’ which keeps them stable in stronger winds.
A fairly modern design, deltas have only been around for about 80 years, no where near as long as diamond shapes that go back thousands of years. Kids love flying deltas because they are easy to fly, they fly in light winds and stat up nice and steady in medium winds.
It’s a very easy kite to assemble (just one rod into joiners across the back), super easy to fly and look great in the sky.