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Making a carbon fiber bow with variable stiffness along its length, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


One way to make a fighter kite spine from a carbon fiber rod, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


How to use beads to easily make an adjustable tension line for a spine or for the leading edge of a buka, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 1 of 2...how i use a bead in my fighter kite bridles and why, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 2 of 2...a closer view of how i use a bead in my fighter kite bridles, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


How to correctly orient a carbon fiber bow in a fighter kite, 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.


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


How to tune and adjust a figther kite that has a 2-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.


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


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


How to work with those nasty nodes in bamboo, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


How to split a piece of bamboo into a smaller size for a fighter kite bow or spine, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


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


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


part 1-How to make a bamboo bow, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


part 2-How to make a bamboo bow, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


One way to measure the tension of a fighter kite bow made of bamboo or any material, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


Make a take apart kite from any kite plan.

Double sided tapes that really STICK to virtually any kite skin material!!

An ingeneous Brazilian fighter by Pedro and Esteban Gonzalez of Spain.

Manny Alves' 1 Bead Spine Tensioner.

Karl Szilagi's method of installing a perimeter line on a bamboo/paper fighter.

Scott Bogue's flat carbon bow experiment.

Terry McPherson's clever spine tensioning method..revised and updated.

An article showing details about tying and using various knots commonly used by fighter kite makers and flyers.

Bruce's experimental new bridle SN-5

Optimizing fighter kite performance

How to make fighter kite bridles

Marcelo's instruction about finding the true center of gravity of your fighter kite

Conversations with Manny Alves about fighter kites

Spine Tensioning Methods in fighter kites

The Fat Kid's Fighter Kite Notebook

Laminating a Bamboo Fighter Kite Spine

Laminating a Bamaboo Fighter Kite Spine-Part 2

Creating Fighter Kite Bamboo Spines from BBQ Skewers! (PDF file)

Creating Fighter KiteBamboo Spines from BBQ Skewers! (EXE file)

Tools and gadgets used by Fighter kite makers

Various methods of installing the Fighter Kite bow

Fusion Fighter Kite Manual V.02a

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