Each package contains; 7 Metre Glass Fibre Telescopic Pole in seven sections, Flying Line + Cord, Support Stake & Kite.
The 7 metre Peregrine Hawk Kite is very easy to set up!
YOU MAY NEED TO SHORTEN THE LINE TO THE KITE TO PREVENT IT FROM HITTING THE GROUND. You can do this by cutting the line and then making a loop for the swivel/clip to attach to, the same as the existing loop on the end of the line. (Any queries, please call us!)
1. Take pole; pull out rubber plug and extend each section, giving a little twist to secure in place, then put on the ground.
2. Clip the kite to the end of the flying line whilst the pole is still lying on the ground, and unravel the line, being careful not to tangle it!
3. Clip other end of the line to the end of the pole, onto the metal tip.
4. Secure the support stake in the ground or to a solid structure, so that at least 2/3rds of the stake is exposed for the pole to slip over.
5. Unscrew the hard-plastic cap on the bottom of the pole, bend the hose over at the top of the support stake and slip the pole over the Support Stake.
WHY YOU MUST ALWAYS USE THE SUPPORT STAKE TO SUPPORT THE POLE!
The solid Support Stake is very strong, but also flexible enough to protect the pole from the shock effect of sudden gusts during winds. If you just strap the pole to a solid object such as a fence post or chimney breast (very tempting) the pole will always break sooner or later in a gale - even without a kite attached, though its lightweight enough to be deployed from a high place, such as a roof or chimney e.g.
If you are operating on concrete, a rooftop, or decking, a steel parasol base
or an old tyre + heavy brick can be used as a base. It can be
re-positioned as necessary. Make sure it is the
Support Stake that you put into the parasol base or tyre, not
the pole. The Support Stake can be made wider to fit the parasol
base with gaffer tape or pipe insulation. If you want to use a railing
or fence-post as a support, then tape or strap the lower 1/3rd of the
Support Stake to the railing. Then slip the pole over the top 2/3rd of
the Support Stake and secure the Pole.
If you find the kite wraps around the pole, try angling the support stake/pole at a 45-degree angle. CLICK HERE for important supplementary information to retain the kite in higher winds:
Read and obey all these safety instructions before use.
· This Hawk-Kite is not a toy and is not intended for use by children.
· Obey all local, state or federal laws relating to flying balloons in your area.
· If possible never put up a Hawk-Kite during electrical storms as it may conduct lightning down the line. If the Hawk-Kite is up during an electrical storm do not go near it until the storm is over.
· Ensure that no power-lines, telephone wires, trees, obstructions, animals, or people can come near the Hawk-Kite or Pole anywhere it could possibly fly. Consider changes in wind direction! Keep well away from power lines as these are inspected regularly by helicopters. Do not fly near crop-sprayers or any low flying aircraft.
Wear gloves when handling the line to avoid it cutting hands.