• Beginners guide to flying a kite 22 October 2017 | View comments

  • Beginners Guide to flying a Kite.


    1 - Choosing Where to Fly a Kite

    The two most important things you will need to successfully launch and fly your kite are plenty of open space and proper wind speed for your kite. It's best to choose an open area free of trees, buildings, and hazardous obstacles like overhead power lines. If you're planning on flying a stunt kite, make sure any spectators know to stay behind you. Stunt kite string is stronger and thinner than traditional kite string and can be very dangerous when flying close to the ground at high speeds.

    Most kites have a recommended wind speed range. Check to see that the wind speed in the area you've chosen is within the recommended guidelines for your kite using a wind meter or a technique called the Beaufort Scale. The Beaufort Scale is a technique developed by sailors for estimating wind speed by observing how objects such as trees and flags are affected by the wind. If the wind is too strong or too light for your kite, you may experience problems getting it to fly properly. See our Kite Tips and Tricks for more help.

    2 - Getting Your Kite Ready for Flight

    Read the instructions and assemble your kite indoors, away from the wind, first. Your kite is designed for flight, but you don't want it flying off before you've finished putting it together.

    If you've used your kite line before, check to make sure it is free of any snags or tangles that may interfere with your flight. If you've purchased extra line or a line reel, now is the time to attach your line to your reel and your kite. We recommend using a slip knot to attach the line to your reel and a bowline knot to attach the line to your kite as indicated in the assembly instructions.

    Website Link :             Kites.com

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