Jones Airfoils

 

Rokkaku-7'

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Optimum Wind: Force 2.5-4*
Wind Range: Force 2-5*
Skill: Experienced
Type: Flat, bowed
Sail: .6 oz. Icarex
Frame: carbon tubes
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w/ high-wind spar, lifting pull becomes strong in Force5

The Rokkaku or 'Rok' for short is a design of ancient Japanese origin. It is very efficient and is a favorite for lifting payloads reliably. It is a favorite for KAP because it does not require a tail for stability, has an angle of attack or AoA that is simple to adjust for the wind and is easy to set-up. All seams along it's 6 panels are french felled along stretch lines for added strength and longevity. Top-shelf carbon tube frame fits into Kevlar pockets.

Our Roks are often the choice of kite aerial photographers for their performance and reliability. Our 'Roks' have been used for KAP to successfully shoot archeological surveys, Myan pyramids and ruins, breaching whales, pool parties, lighthouses and more. Attention to detail, top shelf materials and being a KAPer with lots of KAPer friends, I can pour that kind of feedback, knowledge and expereince into the kites.

I designed the
7' version of our Rok with balance in mind. It has a wide range and can reach into the low wind end and the mid-range. While it performs best in comfortable to fly in moderate winds, it's range makes it the best 'utility' kite of our Roks. If you are getting started, or need to make your first Jones Airfoils kite 'really count', this is usually the way to go.

Custom designs are available on Roks! If you plan on using them for payloads, our classic one color is a good choice. Keep in mind additional colors, complexity, art will be additional.

picture credits: Frey, Fitzhugh, Hicks, Lovejoy, Jones

Current colors

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