Best Ever Paper Kites
The sky is filled with animals! Dragonflies, falcons, multi-coloured peacocks, bats, huge bumble bees, swallows, seagulls, fireflies, ladybirds, eagles, geese, an albatross, even a flying zebra! Of course, these are all actually kites. Now you can learn how to make these 19 fabulous designs. Every project is different, which means that every one will have its own flight pattern! Kite Basics - Aerodynamics - Stability - Bridling - Launching - Construction Materials - Step-by-step Craft Instructions - Step-by-step Line Drawings. * Each project kite is illustrated in a full-page full colour photograph and a grid plan which can be enlarged on a photocopier to provide a template. * Every other spread provides continuing story of the history and mythology of the kite in different cultures - China, Japan, Maori, Polynesia, Thailand, India, Bali and Ancient Greece, plus in modern Europe and America, their use in military, meteorological, aviation and artistic functions.
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airborne airfoil airframe airplane altitude angle of attack aspect ratio backside bridle line cm x 75 cm x 90 craft knife decoration Description of framing dihedral angle displaying the righthand dowels for greater drag drogue facilitate in transferring flight flying line folded in half frame joiners frame layout front and rear front spars Front spreader strut giving the kite glue increases joiner positions directly kinds of kites kite climb kite flying kite requires aTyvek kite's face pattern km/hr Lay the kite length lift lift-to-drag ratio lines lightly longerons Mark joiner positions middle Secondary supports notch number of ribbons overflies the line particular kite pattern onto theTyvek pieces Fastening tabs Polyethylene joiners pull-tab rear spars Rear spreader strut requires aTyvek sheet righthand side sail sheet folded spar dowels stability theTyvek sheet towing point towing ring transferring the pattern turbulence Tyvek upward force wind gradient wind shadow wind speed Wingtip spars wood dowels