Kites have been a part of history for hundreds of years and is a craft and a sport widely participated in still today. Some cultures have special meanings for kite flying, but for many other people, it is a fun thing to do on a windy afternoon.
My name is Jen and this site is for the beginner, (like me!), and has stories and tips from others more experienced than I! There are also some stories explaining how the kite was created and where it is from. Enjoy the site and let me know what you ...
I wanted to build something spectacular, and decided that, in terms of bang for your buck, a large snowflake would be hard to beat. In spite of its complicated appearance, this kite is actually quite easy to make. Nevertheless, I wouldn't recommend it as a first kite to build unless you are already competant at machine sewing, and if I'd had any sense I'd have built a pely-box first, which presents similar challenges in tensioning the sail, but on a smaller scale. Bu ...
This page presents biographies of Lawrence Hargrave and his fellow 19th Century aviation pioneers who flew or dreamed of flight in Australian and New Zealand skies.
A second page looks at the aviators of the 20th Century and a third, the women pilots, the aviatrix of Australian and New Zealand skies
Some biographies are more complete than others simply because there was more material available. In the former case, following a short abstract posted on this page, a link is provid ...
Carpe Caelum (Enjoy the Sky)
Photo gallery of my kites Last update: August 29. '97
Here-and-now photos Last update: September 24. '97
Para-fauna resource page Last update: February 7. 2006
List of (hard copy) stunt kite plans Last update: February 9. 2003
Line-junk resource page Not yet operational
Plans of my kites'n'stuff Not yet operational
Non-human members of the household Last update: February 9. 2003
What is new on these pages Last update: February 7 ...
This step-by-step guidance will go through
the creation of one piece of
4-lined manoevrable kite.
By Bjarne Høj Madsen
This kite was first introduced to the world in August 1991, and it "has no competitor what so ever within the family of 4-line kites" - this conclusion is based on many experiments with new shapes and by comparing with other kites home build as well as factory made.
Here a 'small' collection of the models that I have build.
Because of the size ...
On the web since 1997
Welcome to my Home Page.
You will find here some information intended to the public, some intended to my professional acquaintances and some, at last, intended to the members of my family.
Thanks to this site I can join two of my major center of interests : kites and the Internet !
In the Kite Gallery you will find most of my kites. Some were purchased, some were home-build.
It is organized as a thumbnail list, fast to load, leading to bookle ...
Kite plans kids kite plans home-made
This kite has no rigid sticks used in its construction, instead you use rolled up newspaper, so if you have an old newspaper, a roll of scotch tape and some scissors you have every thing you need to start.
If you Make any of these kites please e-mail me and Let
me know how you
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Competition C2 like traction kite
Note from the traductor
I‘ve tried to obtain the best traduction as possible. (The original plan was in German)
I‘m not an native english either german speaking person, so errors can happen.
I‘ve traduct this plan for my personnal use.
You can use it as you own use, but without my responsability.
You use this plan at y ...
Some of these kites date back to 1990 (gasp!), some are quite new. The scans also vary in quality. Since I received my scanner, I have learned quite a bit about image processing. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
The 24 Cell Tetrad A JPEG picture a 24 cell tetrad kite. Each cell is aprox 2 feet by 4 feet. The kite is configured to an 8 to 1 aspect ratio.
The Banshee Kite A JPEG picture of the Banshee Kite. A custom 110 sq. ft. parafoil for the B ...
A Tribute to Fighters. Welcome to "The" Kite site that's devoted to Fighter Kites. Visit often to see new information and pictures.
Most Popular Fighter Kites featured here are:
Indian Fighters, Afghan Fighters, Japanese Fighters, Korean Fighters,
Brazilian Fighters, Thai Fighters, Modern Fighters, and Fighter Spotlight.
Other Topics of Interest included: Fighting Techniques, Combat Rules, Fighter Clubs, Fighter Kite Makers, Gallery, Additional Resources, Stores selling
Fighters, Kites in Art, and some Kite Reviews.
The CyberFighter Website, created in 1995, is Compiled and Maintained by Gina Hsiung. All photos are copyrighted and all rights are reserved.
Republication of any images with written consent only.
A Gallery Of Kites I Have Designed And Made
Shown below are some of the kites I have designed and built. They are mostly different than the mainstream stunt kites that you see.
This large kite was designed for traction. It has a 140 inch leading edge each side and a wingspan of 18 feet. With an area of 53 square feet. This kite weighs 6.5 lbs. Not shown are a pair of outboard standoffs that were added to provide some washout to the tips to prevent tip stall during turns. These were added aft ...
Kids and Kites in the classroom
Do you remember the last time that you flew a kite? Do you remember the feeling that you had as it rose into the sky ? Well, now you can bring that feeling into the classroom. Kites can become a part of your curriculum, whether you teach math, science, history, or English.
You will find a lot of interesting links to various kite sites and also some activities. Since I teach middle school age kids I have geared most of the activities ...
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Welcome to my stunt kite page. One of my favorite things to do is to fly stunt kites. For those of you who do not know what this is, you fly stunt kites holding two strings rather than one. With two strings it is possible to control the movement of the kite in the sky. Controling the movement opens up a whole new world in which it is possible of do tricks. Th ...
Exeter Kite Central
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12/11/01: Dutch version of the Sled ProjectMany many satisfied customers
Want to find some more kites? You need Links'R'us !
Pictures? You want pictures? Well, all right then...
In the Exeter area? Join us at the local Fly-in...
My daughter Katy wrote a story about kites at school, have a look at it.
Stay glued to your monitor... it's time for Pictures that Move! Come and loo ...
THE Bobby Sock
Buggy 3D Model
Kiting: NOT just a little kid's tissue paper and string!
Modern kiting is done with high-tech carbon fiber, kevlar and advanced ripstop fabrics. People still build the old eddy diamond kites to be sure, but large high aspect ratio quadlined parafoil kites and huge flowform soft sculptures are now all the rage. Two lined stunt deltas, quad-lined "Revolutions", and 110 mp ...
Last up date:1998/08/01
THE GREAT WORKS OF NAGOYA KORYU
This page was generated with permission of Mr.Masaaki Satoh, the author of the book "Nagoya Koryu dako".
There are three types of Nagoya Koryu. Those are a horsefly(Abu) type, a cicada(Semi) type and a bee(Hachi) type in their configuration. The Nagoya Koryu shows an excellent flight feature in a strong wind such as 5m/s to 15m/s and have a hummer with high pitched sound.
Although the height of the kite usually does not exceed ...
Last up date:2004/1/7
GIANT KITE FESTIVALS IN JAPAN
Calender of Kite Festivals in JAPAN.
There are so many kite festivals in Japan. Those kite festivals have their own history, scale, culture and feature.
Among the many kite festivals in Japan, the famous big and giant kite festivals are offered on this page.
If you want to get more information about those kite festivals, please submit your mail to me.
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How many people just take the sky for granted, sparing it a glance only when something unusual happens, like a rainbow? Get a kite or two up there! Brown paper and string, or high-tech carbon fibre and ultra-lightweight sailcloth, it all flies at the end of the day. Just relax and grok the view with a beautiful single-line kite, or test your reactions and flying skills with a multi-line sport kite. Get moving with wind-powered buggies and boats, or stay at home with the sewing machine, creating works of art ...
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You find yourself in a large workshop, obviously used to build kites of all types. All around the walls are workbenches covered in various plans, spars, plastics, fabrics, and tools. In one corner is a sewing machine with a dust cover lying next to it. Looks like it gets a lot of use.
A thick and heavy door in the northern wall is standing open leading out of the castle into what looks like a large field of kites along a cliff top edge.
The room however seems to bubble like sh ...
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This is the home page of KiteFlight, a PC program developed by Peter van den Hamer. KiteFlight is used by sports kite enthusiasts to visualize the motions of one or more dual-line stunt kites. You can use KiteFlight to view routines created by others or to develop your own routines. The following links take you to various files and documents related to KiteFligh ...
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Over the years, we have had many folks come to us complaining that their stunt kite won't fly. There are many reasons why a stunt kite won't perform as promised. The most common mistake people make, is not letting the full length of their lines out. The second most common is that the lines are not equal in length.. If you have tried and failed to fly your stunt kite, and have ...
Power kiting page
This homebuilt foil is green with silver lining around the flaps, it is made out of reinforced nylon (not ripstop). It flies best at windforce 3 and above. It has 7 rows of flaps. The surface is about 2 square meters. With dimensions of about 1.65m wide, 1.33m deep and 27cm high.
Parafoil (bottom view)
The 1.6 meter wide delta is purchased, I have a series of 10 of them to fly in stacks. This photo shows only 3. Their pull in med ...
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Okay, so I love kites. I don't know that it has reached the "obsession" point as some would say, but I can't think of much I would rather be doing at any given moment, other than standing with a 15mph breeze at my back, staring up at a few ounces (or in some cases, pounds) of nylon and graphite. I guess there are a lot of worse things I could be doing... ;)
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The Power Kiting Page
Welcome to the world of power kites. This page and its links are dedicated to the subset of kiting that uses big kites in creative ways to move the flyers from hither to yon.
Power kiting encompasses all of the methods of using kites to move the flyer upwind, downwind, across the wind, into the air and back down again. This page endeavors to describe all of these and give some practical advice on the safety, techniques, cost, and places to do these things.
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