A few months ago I posted about the portable TARDIS I built (100 Dollar Tardis) and made reference to a possible TARDIS box kite because setting up a tarp and PVC pipe box on a windy May day is recipe for frustration, but flying a kite on a windy May day is a thing of beauty and relaxation. After months of planning and gathering materials, and preparing the materials, but then letting them sit on a table for weeks, I finally finished it.
I am indebted to Dover press, who reprints the craziest out of print books, including 25 Kites That Fly, which I used for some of the technical aspects. Mostly just the ratios of the dimensions since it was originally published so long ago that the suggested materials are not only unobtainable, but also difficult to understand.
Of course, as it is now August and not May, I can’t test it out right now. Box kites are notoriously easy to fly in even the gentlest wind, but this is a big sucker (18″ x 18″ x 36″) and it will need some consistent winds to lift. But it’s always insanely windy in October, so I may try it then instead of waiting until next year.