Basic information about various hobby and craft topics.

Monday, June 11, 2012

All About Kites

All About Kites Simple pleasures are the best, and kite flying ranks as one of the simplest pleasures life has to offer. Most people have enjoyed kite flying at some point in their lives, either as children flying a simple diamond kite, or if they're lucky, they've kept up the hobby well into their adult lives. Many of us enjoy kites, but few are aware of the vast length of time kites have been with us or of the many contributions kites have made to our history. The history of the kite is a fun story to read!

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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Ben Franklin And His Kite

Kite History - The Telegraph

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History of Kites - World War I

Kite History - World War 2

History of The Kite – Kites At War

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