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Detailed Building Info


These step by step building articles and youtube.com videos are from many different kite makers. The building methods are described step by step through the making of a kite. However the construction methods, tips and ideas can be applied to making any fighter kite plan, not just the plan included in the article.


In addition to these articles, check both the 'Full Sized Templates' and 'Plans' pages. There are many plans and templates available on those pages that are not included in the instructional articles listed here.


A step by step photo documentary of an easy method for making great fighter kites.


part 1 of 4: One way to design your own fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


part 2 of 4: One way to design your own fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


part 3 of 4: One way to design your own fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


part 4 of 4: One way to design your own fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Doug Cann's updated SLIK step by step construction info.


Buka making..part 1 of 4....a method using different building techniques than in other buka videos, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Buka making..part 2 of 4....a method using different building techniques than in other buka videos, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Buka making..part 3 of 4....a method using different building techniques than in other buka videos, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Buka making..part 4 of 4....a method using different building techniques than in other buka videos, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


How to correctly orient a carbon fiber bow in a fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


One way to waterproof paper you want to use for a kite skin, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 1 of 4. Follow along as i make my first bamboo/paper buka fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 2 of 4. Follow along as i make my first bamboo/paper buka fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 3 of 4. Follow along as i make my first bamboo/paper buka fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 4 of 4. Follow along as i make my first bamboo/paper buka fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 1 of 5. Making a buka fighter kite using an easy quick building method that produces a great flying kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 2 of 5. Making a buka fighter kite using an easy quick building method that produces a great flying kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 3 of 5. Making a buka fighter kite using an easy quick building method that produces a great flying kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 4 of 5. Making a buka fighter kite using an easy quick building method that produces a great flying kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 5 of 5. Making a buka fighter kite using an easy quick building method that produces a great flying kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 1 of 4. Indian traditional bamboo and paper fighter kites and how to prepare them and bridle them for flying, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 2 of 4. Indian traditional bamboo and paper fighter kites and how to prepare them and bridle them for flying, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 3 of 4. Indian traditional bamboo and paper fighter kites and how to prepare them and bridle them for flying, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 4 of 4. Indian traditional bamboo and paper fighter kites and how to prepare them and bridle them for flying, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 1 of 6. Make a line touch competition american style fighter kite, the tangler, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 2 of 6. Make a line touch competition american style fighter kite, the tangler, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 3 of 6. Make a line touch competition american style fighter kite, the tangler, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 4 of 6. Make a line touch competition american style fighter kite, the tangler, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 5 of 6. Make a line touch competition american style fighter kite, the tangler, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 6 of 6. Make a line touch competition american style fighter kite, the tangler, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


How to split a carbon fiber rod to make a fighter kite spine, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


How to split a bamboo pole to make a fighter kite spine or bow, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


How to split a bamboo stick into a suitable size for making a fighter kite bow or spine, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


How to tune and adjust an american style fighter kite that has a 3-point bridle, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 1 How to easily make a great flying american style fighter kite, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 2 of how to easily make a great flying american style fighter kite, a youtube video.


Part 3 of how to easily make a great flying american style fighter kite, a youtube video.


Part 4 of how to easily make a great flying american style fighter kite, a youtube video.


Part 5, the final chapter in the above kite making project, a youtube video.


One way to measure the tension or stiffness of a fighter kite bow, a youtube video.


How to shape a bamboo fighter kite spine - part 1, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


How to shape a fighter kite spine from bamboo - part 2, a youtube video, bruce lambert.


Make a fighter kite bow from bamboo, a youtube video.


Convert a standard Indian mylar kite into a North American style fighter kite...make your own 'Fusion Fighter'.


Manny's step by step guide to converting a WalMart $1 Eddy into a great flying fighter kite.


Step by Step guide to building Carl Anderson's Famous 'Blockhead' fighter kite.


Step by Step guide to building the great flying 'Gooddog' kite in less than an hour.


A great article showing how to make a simple traditional Japanese fighter kite.


Terry McPherson's award winning fighter kites with paper skins.


Marcelo's new kite plan and discussion of his experience using a kevlar bow.


An article about various knots used for fighter kites


Step by Step Directions, including a full sized template, for making Carl Anderson's famous GUMBY-2


'FIGHTERS' the 1999 classic book in 13 pdf files


How to make fighter kite bridles


Step by Step Directions, including a full sized template, for Making GoodDog2 - Bruce Lambert


Step by Step Directions, including a full sized template, for Making the Swallow Fighter Kite - Doug L'Hommedieu


A guide to designing your own original fighter kite - Bruce Lambert


Making the unique BRUHZILIAN fighter kite including template-Dave Young


Make a fighter kite the way Steve Bateman does-Steve Bateman


Make a Fighter Kite with Tissue Paper, Bamboo and Carbon Fiber-Bruce Lambert


Make the Caribbean Kiskadee Fighter Kite-Dennis Ische


Andy Selzer No Sew Buka Fighter Kite


BASF Fighter Kite Instructions (plus full size template)


Make a Buka Fighter Kite with Photo Corners


Make a Competition Fighter Kite Using Endcaps


Make an F3 Fighter Kite in Less than 2 Hours


Making TANGLER - a Competition Fighter Kite


Identification and Names of Parts of a Fighter Kite and Bridle


Step by Step Directions from AKA for using kites of all types in a classroom. Great info!


A photo guide to how a Chilean fighter kite is made.


A photo guide to how a Brazilian fighter kite is made.


An interesting and unique article from 'Kiteflier issue #96 about making traditional fighter kites from several different cultures.


Part one of making a Brazilian pipa kite from youtube.


Part two of making a Brazilian pipa kite from youtube.


Part three of making a Brazilian pipa fighter kite from youtube.