Kites are aircraft by definition, a heavier than air craft consisting of a wood or fiberglass frame which is covered by light fabric, paper, or plastic. To this craft is attached a string, which is held by the flier on the ground. How does a kite fly? Read the story and find out!
There are literally hundreds of different types of kites to choose from, so how do you know what to buy? Choices can be narrowed down rather quickly if you decide what you want from the kite, and who your are buying for, if it is a gift.
Building and flying your own kite is easy, but proper design and materials are important components to consider. Structural materials should be strong, lightweight, and durable. Balsa strips are the most frequently used, but lightweight fiberglass poles and quarter inch dowels may also be considered. This article will describe how to build a kite and will tell you the materials needed to make a diamond paper kite.
Building and flying kites is a fun activity which dates back thousands of years in our history. Kite flying has contributed to our knowledge of aviation, meteorology, and engineering. Kite flying is a fun and relaxing recreation. A sunny, breezy day is made just for finding a spot to launch one.
How Does A Kite Fly - Kite Parts
Different Types Of Kites
Who Invented Kites and Where Were They Invented?
History Of Kites In Aviation
When Were Kites Invented?
Who Invented the Kite
History of Kites - China
How To Build A Paper Diamond Kite
History of Kites – Thailand
Kites In Chinese History
History of Kites - Japan
Kites - A History - Evolution
History of the Kite - Sir George Cayley
History Of Kites - Meteorology
History of Kites - Carriages
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History of the Kite - Niagara Gorge Kite Contest
Ben Franklin And His Kite
Kite History - The Telegraph
History of Kites - Torpedoes
History of the Kite - The Wright Brothers
History of Kites - World War I
Kite History - World War 2
History of The Kite – Kites At War
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