Mosquito 4.5m (Windtools)
The Mosquito is an elliptical plan kite with a deep (fat) section. It is very well made
and has tough looking construction. The bridle is a crossover type and the kite is braked
on the trailing edge. The air intake has no gauze and is relatively large. The handles
provided are well designed and made from aluminium.
The Mosquito was easy to use and exhibited moderate speed with consistent pull throughout
the window. Although the kite responds to the brakes, it flies better when flown as a two
line kite and kept on the move. Steering with a large motion resulting in broad turns. The
kite would not reverse but could be landed and parked at the edge.
In the buggy the Mosquito was easy to use but needed to be worked in the two line style to
maintain power. Speed was moderate and consistent with the pull which made it easy to use.
The big area would make the kite suitable for a heavier buggy pilot.
The Mosquito is a big and ruggedly built kite which would suit the flyer who prefers a two
line style of flying. It proved easy to use in the buggy and left the flyer with a feeling
of confidence. The kite is of excellent quality and is well designed, although one of the
most expensive of those on test.
|Ease of use
Constant manoeuvring required