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word and many theories have been suggested as to how the kite was invented. Many think that China was the most likely home of the kite as the Chinese had already discovered how to weave the thread of the silkworm into material and bamboo was readily available. Others believe it could have been independently invented by the Malaysians or Indonesians who first made kites from leaves and also have a very long history of kite flying.
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. -- Lauren Bacall
Have you ever wondered how a kite flies? Well, let me tell you!
The lifting force of all kites is produced by deflecting the air downward, the resulting change in momentum producing an upward force. The reason for this is that the air traveling over the top of the curved surface of the kite is going faster than the air passing underneath. Fast-moving air creates less pressure; this means there is more pressure underneath the kite, and this helps to force it upwards. Think of the kite as a sail boat, catching the air. The air tries to push the kite along like the sail boat. But the string the flyer holds keeps the kite tethered. Since the kite cannot go with the wind flow and the kite is tilted so that the air is deflected downward, the kite has no where to go but up. Both the lift-to-drag ratio and the stability of the kite are functions of the length of cable. The more cable released, the more drag created.
that cover the frame to make a kite. The up-and-down. The support stick(s). that are placed crossways or at a slant over the spine. or cloth. y The Frame. y The Bridle. Sometimes they are curved or bowed. that form the shape of the kite and make a support for the cover. y The Cover. One or more strings attached to the spine or spars. usually with a string connecting their ends. The joined spine and spars. y The Spar. plastic.Have ever wanted to build a kite? Well. The paper. which help control the kite in the air. . here is a simple kite you can make your self! A kite consists of these basic parts: y The Spine. or vertical stick that you build your kite around.
y The Flying Line. where you hold to fly the kite. y The Tail. A long strip of paper or plastic of ribbon that helps to balance the kite in flight. . The string running from the kites· bridle. Not all kites need tails. y The Reel. DIAMOND KITE Materials: y butcher cord or thin garden twine y scotch tape or glue y 1 sheet of strong paper (102cm x 102cm) y 2 strong. straight wooden sticks of bamboo or wooden doweling 90cm and 102cm y markers. The object you use to wind your flying line. to keep it form getting tangled or flying away. paint or crayons to decorate you kite.
7. 4. leaving about 2-3cm for a margin. Finish by wrapping the string a few times around the top of the stick and cutting off what you don't need. 2. and tie one end to the loop at the other end of the string to the loop at the bottom. Make a cross with the two sticks. Stretch the string through the notch at one end of the loop at the bottom. Make it deep enough for the type of string you are using to fit in to. Stretch the string through the notch at one end of the cross-piece. Make a tail by tying a small ribbon roughly every 10cm along the length of string. Stretch the string through the notch at the other end of the cross-piece. A good way to ensure that the joint is strong to put a dab of glue to stick it in place. Attach the tail to the loop at the bottom of the kite. 3. Lay the sail material flat and place the stick frame face down on top. Cut a piece of string long enough to stretch all around the kite frame. the string to which the flying line is attached.1. Decorate! . 6. 5. Tie the two sticks together with the string in such a way as to make sure that they are at right angles to each other. This will be the kite's bridle. Cut a notch at each end of both sticks. Tie another small loop in the string just above the intersection of the two cross pieces. but not so tight as to warp the sticks. This string frame must be taut. Fold these edges over the string frame and tape or glue it down so that the material is tight. Make sure that both sides of the cross piece is equal in width. with the shorter stick placed horizontally across the longer stick. Cut a piece of string about 122 cm long. Make a loop in the top notch and fasten it by wrapping the string around the stick. and make another loop at the bottom. Cut around it.
You can balance it by putting more paper on one side.Tips: y A properly located pivot point is generally located slightly ahead of the centre of gravity. so slight adjustments might need to be made for each kite. y Cut away from you! y Spray can glue is really good for patching up paper kites. y Hold your kite up by the string when you are finished to see if it is balanced. . y Stability is improved by the use of an effective bow and a flexible tail. y Kites are different each time you make one.
Get a piece of paper (any color). 5 Tie the two sticks or pipe cleaners together. 1. 4. On the inside corner where the two sticks cross. 5. Sometimes it is better if you tape four pieces together. then tape together the other two. But you have to tape them together the right way. 4 Repeat step 3 but this time lay it across the paper vertically.mini kite stunt kites with logo promotion www. and cut a diamond shape from it.com 2. Tape two together. Tape them on each other. Pierce 2 holes in the diamond-shaped paper. thread a thick string. 2 To cut a diamond shape on the paper (if you are not taping four sheets together). . 3 Take a stick or a pipe cleaner and lay it on the paper horizontally. 3. Make it as tight as possible. Ads by Google Chinese Kite factory diamond kite.kiteflag.1. cut the 4 corners off. It should be in the shape of a square.
3. 9 Colour the kite if you wish. 5. 4. Then tie the string when both of the ends of the string are threaded through. do the same. You can add small strips of paper to the end of this tail string for added buoyancy and weighting. 7 Using the other end of the thick string.2. . 10 Find a breeze or some light wind and fly your kite. 8 Tie a long and strong string onto the sticks or pipe cleaners to form the tail. It also looks more complete.
producing low pressure above the wing and high pressure below it.. You should hold the ball of string and have your buddy hold the kite or vice versa. or vehicle). To lower the kite. boat. A kite is a tethered aircraft.How to fly a kite Hold on tightly y y y y y Find a buddy to help you get the kite into the air. the towing of a kite by a running person. simply pull in the string. Signal to your buddy to release the kite. The anchor point of the kite line may be static or moving (e.g. y y y 1. Pay attention to the wind direction. release length of string. This deflection also generates horizontal drag along the direction of the wind. The kite should be facing you and the wind. . The resultant force vector from the lift and drag force components is opposed by the tension of the one or more lines or tethers. here is a diagram: o Suppose that "I" is you and "U" is the other person holding the kite o Wind is blowing this direction: I ------------------------------------> U o "I" stands one end (with the string) ------> "U" stands other end ( with the kite) Make sure the wind is going in a straight line from you to the other person. To allow the kite to go higher. Unwind about 30 yards (23 meters) of string. You should pull on the string to launch your kite into the air. The necessary lift that makes the kite wing fly is generated when air (or in some cases water) flows over and under the kite's wing.
kite buggying and a new trend snow kiting. methane. these stay aloft with or without wind. Sport kites can be flown in aerial ballet. kite landboarding. hot air. Power kites are multi-line steerable kites designed to generate large forces which can be used to power activities such as kite surfing. Kites are usually heavier-than-air. at wind they receive lift from buoyancy and aerodynamic lift. Kites may be flown for recreation. . 3. or helium.2. Kytoons have been made in toy-scale as well as military large scale. art or other practical uses. Kites towed behind boats can lift passengers which has had useful military applications in the past. but there is a second category of lighter-than-air kite called a kytoon which may be filled with hydrogen. at calm they float. sometimes as part of a competition.
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