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Kite based airflow monitoring

by Ecta64 4 months ago | 0 | 161 | 1

This is a very simple technique that can be used to aid in wind turbine siting while also being u...

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Replicating a 37 year old kite anemometer

by Ecta64 8 months ago | 0 | 320 | 3

Recently I received a kite made by Matthew. This was one of his replicas of the TALA kite that He...

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High wind range tailless sled kite design

by Ecta64 9 months ago | 0 | 415 | 2

found a interesting sled kite derivation in a .PDF freely available on the Drachen Foundation web...

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Curved Spar Sled Kite

by Ecta64 11 months ago | 0 | 480 | 1

In 1973 Ray Holland was granted a patent for a curved spar sled kite. The idea behind the design ...

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Weighted tail for high wind range kite stability

by Ecta64 about 1 year ago | 4 | 622 | 1

It has taken me quite some time (and several attempts at collating everything into a research not...

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Ball Joint KAP Rigs

by ranon about 1 year ago | 0 | 502 | 2

The ball joint camera mount offers a minimalistic and effective solution to getting fixed angl...

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Kite Construction: How bad can it get?

by mathew about 1 year ago | 1 | 681 | 0

I'm interested in workshopping Stormy Weathers' Horned Allison Sled Kite....

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Stormy O. Weathers' Horned Allison- towards a kite wind speed meter

by mathew about 1 year ago | 1 | 1,154 | 1

Over the past three years me and @Ecta64 have posted a few notes investigating [using a kite itse...

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Dvorichansky National Park in Ukraine, our test ground for balloon-mapping

by Alex_the_Ukrainian over 2 years ago | 1 | 2,597 | 3

Main image above: Northern part of the Dvorichansky national park – aspect from the chalk hill to...

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Tyvek+Bamboo Kite Workshop at Pfizer Building (Brooklyn, NY 6/29-30/2012))

by elainechoi89 about 5 years ago | 1 | 6,731 | 0

Two day Kite building workshop exploring several different types of kites, materials and building...

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Inspirational deltas

by mathew over 4 years ago | 0 | 3,414 | 0

From the kite plans database-- [Dan Leigh Delta by Harold Prinzler](http://www.kiteplans.org/pl...

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Kite Flying Tree

by danbeavers over 4 years ago | 2 | 3,930 | 2

https://publiclab.org/sites/default/files/imagefield_thumbs/IMG_0271.JPG?1361058416 That tree ...

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Easy Cut Delta Kite simplification

by danbeavers over 4 years ago | 2 | 5,383 | 0

Wintercamp activities included working on simplifying the kite build. From the left. A pocket f...

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Kite Wind Speed Meter (Anemometer) Patents

by mathew over 4 years ago | 0 | 3,793 | 0

1, [2](http://www.google.com/patents?id=g7syAAAA...

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easy cut delta kite plans

by mathew about 5 years ago | 2 | 13,959 | 2

This kite is very close to the Levitation Delta, and the plan is for a low-waste, quick (2-hour) ...

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Dan Beavers shows how to fold a Delta Kite

by mathew over 4 years ago | 1 | 2,435 | 0

Dan Beavers shows Adam Griffith how to fold his [Easy-Cut Delta](http://publiclaboratory.org/note...

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Repairing a kite's stick with a fiber glass safety marker

by pablo over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,773 | 0

One of the sticks of the kite was broken, so we substitute it with a fiber glass safety marker 72...

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Selecting Kite Flight Launch Sites in Centerville

by Olivia over 5 years ago | 1 | 3,568 | 1

Before we began working with Mathew Lippincott’s Tyvek kite designs in Butte, we had already been...

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Kite Mapping Workshops in Puno, Peru’s Altiplano – Pt. 1: Alpaca Farmers

by anita over 5 years ago | 2 | 3,401 | 0

(traducion al espanol abajo) We organized several kite-mapping workshops in Puno, Peru’s south...

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Nasa Kite modeler

by Safidy about 5 years ago | 3 | 6,175 | 0

Kite modeler is a open software from NASA which allow you to understand the physics and math behi...

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Diamond kite bridles

by lfamular almost 5 years ago | 0 | 9,794 | 0

The kite bridle is the arrangement of strings that go between a kite and the flying line. The bri...

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Towards a standard diamond kite kit

by lfamular about 5 years ago | 0 | 1,818 | 2

Here are some ideas for making a standard diamond kite kit. The goal is a kite that beginners can...

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call it Delta, maybe

by astoicof almost 5 years ago | 2 | 2,931 | 0

This is a research note and attached PDF for a kite design. This is the first time I’ve ever bui...

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Tyvek Fleds, Theoretical & Actual Performance

by mathew almost 6 years ago | 0 | 5,399 | 0

I've built a series of three Fled Kites out of Tyvek housewrap and bamboo. The most recent I bui...

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splitting bamboo for kites

by mathew almost 6 years ago | 1 | 8,018 | 2

Bamboo is a great kite making material. It grows in poor soils and is competitive with Fiberglas...

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Towards a Tyvek & Bamboo Delta Kit

by mathew over 5 years ago | 0 | 6,957 | 0

The goal: to build a low-wind kite that's easy to build and costs less than $10 in materials....

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Easy Kites for Kite Trains

by mathew about 5 years ago | 0 | 4,635 | 0

I've been digging through my kite books to find some good kite train kites. Trains are multiple ...

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Mylar delta kite design

by warren about 5 years ago | 3 | 4,473 | 0

At Parts & Crafts we designed and built a quick and very lightweight...

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Wing Simulation Programs from Laboratori d'Envol

by mathew almost 5 years ago | 0 | 2,778 | 0

For those who like lots of math and simulation with their kite designs, [here are resources on wi...

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Prototyping a kite for kids

by oscarbrett almost 5 years ago | 2 | 2,529 | 0

Here at Beam Camp in New Hampshire Kids like to make things happen; As a staffer, I like to help ...

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