By Leslie Hunt
FRAME AND TAIL ATTACHMENT FOR FIVE-POINT STAR
Observe the same directions for the preparation of sticks as already given. The sticks for the Five-Point Star should be
three in number, each 3/8 by 26 inches and the usual thickness to be had from the
orange-crate boards. Select the two sticks that are most nearly alike for the legs of the star.
Continue the slit at one end of each of the legs for about inch and saw out so these ends will be half the usual
thickness. Apply glue to the sawed surfaces and wrap together forming a letter "V."
Measure along the legs of the "V" 16 inches and mark. Measure and mark
9 1/2 inches from each end of the other stick. Place the ends of the legs at the edge of a table as
described for the Six-Point Star, and lay the cross stick at
the places marked. Spread the legs to 16 inches, measuring center to center.
Adjust carefully so the distances AB, BC, CD, DE, EA are equal. (See Fig. 15.) When the
adjustments are made, glue and tie, then start wrapping the stick ends.
Frame the kite by running strings from the ends of the legs to the farther ends of the cross stick.
Glue the framing string to the legs where it crosses over.
Paper the kite and let it dry. If a circle is desired, it should be added at this time. If not, finish wrapping the sticks and
snip off loose ends.
The kite is to be flown stick point uppermost. Make a bridle of two loops running from the top point to the legs.
The tow string is to be tied around the two loops so the towing point will be somewhat above the center point of the
cross stick about 10 inches from the kite.
About 18 feet of 1 1/2-inch festoon will be needed for the tail. It should be attached to a loop hung from the legs of
The five-point star kite, without circle, rated .9 ounce per square foot.
It was a good flier.
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