Of the recently-acquired job lot of vintage Peter Powell kites, the one that required the least amount of TLC was the single blue one with fibreglass frame.
When we flew it, the wind was a bit iffy, dropping away often, and we struggled to get it to fly properly, but when the wind did pick up for brief periods, it flew fine. As our first blue Peter Powell flies with a red tube tail, we decided to attach a yellow tail to this kite.
Obviously, we'll need to fly it in a bit stronger wind, and it will also be interesting to fly this Mk I kite together with our Mk II kite, to see whether there is a difference in handling. Watch this space!
A blog detailing our collection of Peter Powell kites, and chronicling our flying of these kites. Plus a bit of PP kite history thrown in. Our collection to date can be seen here. I am keen to expand the collection, so if you have an old Peter Powell kite, whether made in the UK or the US, gathering dust and looking for a new home, why not get in touch? Depending on the kite (does it bring something new or different to my collection?), its condition (is it flyable? how much TLC does it need?), and the price you ask (+ shipping if from outside the UK), we may well be able to do a deal.