I just flew the 9ft
What is your opinion of this product?
First off, I didn't buy the Eagle from ITW-didn't carry it at the time-and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. A realistic Bald Eagle kite? Sweet! Having flown it for a while now there are a few things I'll share with you folks out there. Main thing, this is a beautiful kite, very lifelike, whereas all the other eagle kites I've seen are cartoons of the real thing. Trust me-I'm a birder and I live not far from Sauk City, Wisconsin, where the real deal gathers each winter. The flying action is very realistic too, so much so that I'll never fly it where eagles are present-ever seen video of eagle courtship? I would rate it at 5 just for looks! There's the roses, here's the thorns-construction could be better on the head, the wire that forms the bow of the beak is covered with a single layer of nylon, and when it it hits concrete it'll wear through(mine has). Fly far from pavement, you'll be okay, but if there's a sidewalk nearby this bird will find it when it comes down. There is a vinyl tubing spar join in the leading edge that can slide and separate if not kept an eye on, I check mine before each flight. It's a natural glider like the real bird, so if you see it nose on it's time to haul in line fast! Don't let this all scare you off, it's worth it, people from nearby highways have come over to see if it's real!