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    Take a look at the new innovative way of harnessing natures energy.  

    KPS has turned this idea into a cost-effective viable solution, using a new generation of kite to harness clean wind energy at utility scale.

    THE KPS STORY
    A new approach to wind energy
    Global wind energy generation is rapidly increasing, but challenges still remain: infrastructure, extreme weather, intermittency and unsuitable environments all create barriers. We believe a novel approach is required; one you probably wouldn’t expect.

    Since the 1880s, engineers have searched for ways to generate electricity using the wind. KPS is at the forefront of developing this concept further into a more cost-effective solution.

    WEBSITE LINK :       KPS ENERGY 

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    How to fly a kite 

    ( Extract from the article )

    What could be more fun than a wide open field, a warm breeze, and a dancing kite?
    For young fliers, it's an educational adventure. You can learn about science, physics, history, culture, weather and ecology -- without even thinking hard. And for adults, it's a chance to feel young again. Kite flying is great fun - and it's easy when you know how.
    CHECK YOUR FLYING SPACE FIRST
    Kites like lots of room. The bigger your flying space is, the happier your kite will be.
    As the wind goes around trees, buildings, and hills, it gets bumpy. This bumpy wind is called "turbulence".
    You can't see it, but it's very difficult to fly a kite well in turbulent wind. So stay far away from obstacles that cause turbulence. The "rule of turbulence" is that wind will be bumpy for ten times as far downwind as an obstacle is high.
    Also look out for obstacles behind your kite. Ever hear of a "kite eating tree"? Because the wind gets turbulent as it gets close to large objects, kites may get drawn in and crash. So don't even let your kite close
    to trees downwind. 

    To see the full article follow the link :    HOW TO FLY A KITE  

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    Diamond Kites
    Diamond kites are often also refered to as Malay kites because when explorers and traders orignally visited Malaysia from Europe they found the natives flying these enchanting and simple kites. They brought some back to Europe where they quickly became popular. Because of their relative ease of construction and simplicity in flight, diamonds remain a popular kite design.
    anatomy of a diamond kite image
    Diamond kites also tend to be stable at many different windspeeds, the only adjustment necessary in higher winds is moving the towing point and lengthening or shortening the tail. A diamond is naturally diamond-shaped. It has a sail which is stretched over a cross-spreader and a spine. Two bridle lines come off the spine and meet at the towing point where one string extends to the kite flyer. The sail is obviously to catch the wind and lift the kite, while the tail is basically for stability.

    A diamond's angle of attack can be changed by moving the towing point. The angle of attack is basically the angle of the spine to the wind. The higher the wind the lower the angle desired, because this reduces the actual sail area facing the wind and allows a certain amount of wind to slip under the kite (reducing the pull).

    You may buy diamond kites ready-made (only need to be assembled), or you may build your own from a design. At Kite Flyer Info, we like to use basic materials that you can get around the house or with a quick trip to the hardware store. For a basic, but impressive, kite design check out ourdesing at 

    http://www.kiteflyerinfo.com/diamond-kite-design.shtml

    This information was found at :    Kiteflyerinfo.com

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    Royston Charity Kite Festival and Historic Vehicle Show 

    This  annual  event  is  held  on  Therfield  Heath  at  Royston  and  is  the  Clubs  “Flagship”  event  of  the  year  bringing  in  thousands  of  spectators from  the  area.    It  is  usually  held  on  the  first  Sunday  of  August  and  this  year  it  is  being  held  on 

    Sunday  5th  August  2018  between  10.30 and 4.30.

    This  is  a  truly  family  day  out  where  many  groups  arrive  with  their  own  lightweight  chairs  and  picnic  hampers  in  order  to  see  a  huge variety  of  kites  being  flown  by  organised  and  professional  kite  flying  teams.    But  it’s  not  all  watching,  the  children  have  their  own sessions  where  they  bring  their  own  kites  along  for  flying  in  the  main  arena.    Those  who  have  forgotten  to  bring  their  kites  needn’t despair either because the Club sells low cost kites at the gate and the children can even make their own in the kite workshop.There  are  always  loads  of  stalls  selling  various  goods  scattered  around  the  edge  of  the  site  plus  many  food  stalls  and  ice  cream  vans  to satisfy the hungriest of people.

    WEBSITE LINK :            ROYSTON KITE FESTIVAL 

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