• How Kites Fly. Not just kites for sale 30 January 2017 | View comments

  • How Kites fly . Great information for those a little more technically minded . Not for those just wanting to buy a kite but for those who are looking for more detailed information about how kites fly unlike may websites just telling you about their kites for sale. Really interesting if you want to know how Lift, Thrust Weight and Drag affect a kite in the air. For those who may be interersted an extract from the report : 

    All of the incredible kites and amazing activities made me wonder how many people actually understand how kites fly. To understand how a kites flies, you need to define what a kite is.  A kite is a heavier-than-air object that flies… just like an airplane.  Most kites have three main components: the kite body (which comes in many different shapes and sizes), the bridle (or harness), and the control line (or tether).  The kite body is made up of a framework and outer covering.  The framework is usually made from a lightweight material like wood or plastic.  Paper, fabric, or plastic is then stretched over the framework, turning it into a sort of wing.  The bridle and the control line help the kite flyer control the kite.  In flight, the kite is connected to the kite flyer by the control line, which is connected to the kite by the bridle.  The kite pivots and dives about the point where the bridle connects to the control line.

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