for Making Fighter Kites
to suppliers of materials used to make fighter kites. This
includes sources for flying line, bridle line, reels,
polyfilm, paper, bamboo, carbon fiber, fiberglass, kites and
you know of a supplier of fighter kite related 'stuff' please
email me with the details so I can post it for the rest of us
to enjoy! Thanks!
World Trading - This is a great site for 6" diameter
Gator reels, waxed cotton flying line, BAMBOO SPINES AND BOWS, OFFICIAL INDIAN FIGHTER KITE TISSUE PAPER AND MYLAR.
And they also carry Fusion Fighter kites
and many different paper and mylar Indian style kites and one
of the few places to buy manjha. The prices are very
reasonable and the service is excellent! One World Trading is a wonderful fighter kiting resource.
Kites - Carbon fiber rods, fiberglass rods, fittings,
fabrics and much more.
Builder - Carbon fiber rods, carbon fiber flat stock, many
different ripstop polyester and nylon fabrics, hot cutters,
tools and many other interesting items.
High - White Orcon, carbon fiber rods, braided Dacron,
many polyester and nylon ripstop fabrics and Gator reels in 6"
and 9" diameters, hot cutters, tools and many other
- Polyfilms of various types including the popular 0.8 mil
metallic films most fighter kite makers use. It's my favorite
type of polyfilm.
- Braided Dacron and braided Spectra fishing lines plus any
other type of fishing line you can think of. Most kite makers
use either braided Dacron or Spectra for bridle lines and many
of the top flyers use braided spectra fishing line for flying
line as well.
Blick art materials on line store - If you like making
fighters with paper skins, Blick's sell art papers of all
types many are really great for kite making, including madras
on line store - If you're interested in making tissue
paper covered fighters....Peck's sell high quality Japanese
tissue and other covering materials used for model airplanes.
You have to look closely along the left side of the page for
'covering', click and you're there. It's an interesting site
and worth spending a few minutes poking around.
- For books about many types of kites, videos, traditional
paper/bamboo Indian fighter kites made by the premier fighter
kite maker of India, Babu Kahn, at a very resonable price,
plus they sell some bamboo.
Kite Museum - Although the Museum doesn't have their large
selection of kite books listed on their web site, but if you
call, or email them, they can give you the details. Some of
the books they carry are no longer in print and difficult to
find. When you are in Long Beach, WA be certain to visit the
museum, it's a great place!