My situation is a bit different than most on the forum. I want to apologize in advance if I offend anyone.
I am a volunteer working with a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to victims of domestic violence and abuse. One of our annual events is a community kite festival. We have been pretty successful with this event, and now have the local city government helping sponsor, as well as other service related non-profit organizations. This is my first year helping with the kite festival, and it looks like it will be the biggest festival ever.
Winds at past events have been Feast or Famine, either enough wind to fly the hood of a '57 Chevy, or dead calm. Since we will have local news coverage this year, I want to be sure we have at least a few kites in the air regardless of wind conditions. I think we are covered for light, moderate, and even fairly brisk wind conditions. My worries are with calm to very light wind conditions.
Can anyone recommend a good kite for very light wind conditions that can be flown by an absolute beginner, is as inexpensive as possible, and can be delivered to North Alabama before the end of February? I would consider building my own kite if plans are available. (I have never built a kite, but I have built a couple of experimental airplanes and an RC airplane.) Building my own might allow me to build a few extra for others to fly. Simple is better, stable is preferred, and bright colors get bonus points.