Soar to new heights with a kite you design and build yourself!
Using a simple and unique connector system, your colorful kite sails can
be configured in dozens of ways to create a wide variety of kites. Astonish
spectators on the kite field with your wild and original constructions.
Plan, build and test kites again and again to determine which design is
best. Experiment with how different bridle configurations affect the
stability and maneuverability of your kite. Build a kite ferry and a kite
Learn about lift, drag, Bernoulli's principle, and the physics and
history of flying kites. Calculate how high your kite is flying, and
determine the air temperature way up there. A 32-page full-color Experiment
Manual guides aspiring kite engineers through kite assembly methods and nine
- History of the kite
- How does a kite stay in the air?
- Where to fly your kite
- Assembling your kite
- The Bridle
- The first launch
- Kite Gliders & Kite Ferries
- Tractional Power
- How high is your kite?
- Measuring Air Temperature
- Dozens of Kites
- Basic Kite Model
- "The Butterfly"
- "Space Shuttle"
- "Cosmic Capsule"
- Weather Vane
- Kite Glider
- Kite Ferry
- Elastic Scale
The Kite Dynamics Experiment Manual is Experiment Manual is a 32-page
full-color Experiment Manual that guides aspiring kite engineers through
kite assembly methods and nine experiments.