The templates listed on this page are full size printable patterns of ½ the fighter kite, as if the kite were split along the spine. All you do is print the pages of one of these files, tape the pages together and you have a full sized kite pattern. For more detailed information about how to use these files read the file 'how to print and use full sized templates'.
In addition to the templates listed here, there are many additional fighter kite plans on the 'Plans' page that do not have full sized templates patterns on this page.
Plus on the 'Step by Step Building Info' page there are detailed articles describing various construction methods, some of them include either plans or templates.
Most of the templates listed here call for a carbon fiber rod for the bow of the kite. Bamboo can be substituted. If you use bamboo, cut the bamboo to the length of the
bow of the kite template, then shape the bamboo so when its ends are positioned at the wingtips of the kite skin, the bow shape fits closely to the curve of the bow shown in the kite plan.