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Jackite Osprey Kite

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  • Wingspan 44"
  • Marguerite's first design!
  • Graphics printed brown and black
  • High quality Inks used to resist fading
  • Made of Tyvek

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • ASIN: B000H48XHQ
  • Item model number: OA
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 7 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,176 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Are you tired of birds making a mess? Fly the Osprey bird kite over your garden, dock, deck, pool, or boat to keep other more annoying birds away and control damage. This kite and the other scarecrow bird kites are used by the marinas, farmers, orchard owners, bee keepers, and government agencies. Jackite Birds are also Kites just for the fun of flying your own bird. As with all Jackite Birds, this bird will beat it's wings, bank on the air and soar to new heights. The birds are constructed of Tyvek and a solid fiberglass spar. It is water resistant and highly tear resistant, and will provide you with many hours of flying pleasure. These birds make great windsocks. Just attach the bird to a pole with a lead line and watch it fly by itself. The assembled bird comes packaged in a 3" diameter tube. You will remove the kite from the package and apply three simple steps to the bird and it's ready to fly. * Remove from package * Peel two-faced tape and press body together * Install spar across wings * Attach swivel and line * Ready to Fly in minutes

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Parks on February 25, 2011
I also would like to post a review, more for the sake of countering the negative post. I think something just went wrong with their assembly, as my family has had this kite for years, and it flies amazingly. We usually fly it off the porch of a beach house when on vacation. It looks so real, and is just really neat. Ours wore out, and I was looking on amazon for a replacement. Reviews can be so helpful, and since there are only 2 (and such contrasting opinions) I felt compelled to contribute. This really is a great kite!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Stottlemyer on May 24, 2011
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Years ago I purchased a Jackite Osprey at a kite store in Palm Springs, Ca. Flew it as a kite and used it in classes when demonstrating "scarecrows." The kite is very realistic when in flight as it will hover, dart right or left, and the wings will flap. I once was flying it at the beach when a lady came up berating me for catching a "hawk" on my fishing line... when she finally paused long enough for me to get a word in, I told her it was a kite! She looked... and looked... then, finally smiled and walked away. The kite is made of a very strong plastic/paper (kevlar?) that is durable and long lasting. However, I learned the hard way that if the wing gets caught tight, you can, if careless, rip the material. I ended up ripping the wing off. Was delighted to find that they still make the Jackite and you can purchase it on Amazon.com.

I bought the "assembled" version which does require some final assembly - well documented in the material that comes with the kite. If you attach a line to the "beak" of the kite and the other end to a pole in your garden, it will "fly" in the wind and chase away many of the birds the like to damage fruit. I plan to use this new kite in this manor for my cherry trees - or perhaps my strawberry patch. They sell fiberglass poles just for this purpose but I've heard you can also use pvc tubbing. Don't know how well that will work but I might try it.

On my old kite, they also had a hole on the "chest" area of the kite where you could attach a string and fly it as a kite. This hole might have been added at the kite shop where I purchased my first kite. The new kite does not have any pre-made hole so you have to make it yourself. I made several along the chest area as some locations result in better flying when the wind is strong or weak.

This is a great product and I highly recommend it.
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After enjoying our bird kite for months, I am writing this review almost only for the sake of an alternative opinion to the other reviewer's negative comments. I'm not sure where they went wrong, but this has not been our experience at all.
This kite is great!! It gets so many questions and positive comments.
Well, except that a neighbor at first asked us to take it down because their dog kept barking at it because it looked so realistic! He finally got used to it after a few days and stopped barking. So all is well.
At any rate, this also works great to deter birds from the garden and it looks wonderful doing it.
A thumbs up on this kite!
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By K. B. Parks on March 22, 2009
In spite of moistening and flattening this kite and putting more fastening holes as per the directions, this kite just doesn't want to fly.

Very clever to have kites that look like birds, but it takes more than some advertising copy to make this one fly.

Disappointing to spend this much on a gift and then have it be the only kite on the field that won't fly.

If you want to hang it from the ceiling to look at, you will probably like it. If you want a kite to fly, save your money.
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