Kite making

If you can't get balloons, helium, or if it's just too windy (more than about 5mph or 10kph wind) for #balloon-mapping, consider lifting a camera up on a kite. Kites are cheap and available through most of the world, and they're easy to build if you can't find one big enough.

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Replicating a 37 year old kite anemometer

by Ecta64 4 months ago | 0 | 281 | 2

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 5 months ago | 0 | 343 | 2

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

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Curved Spar Sled Kite

by Ecta64 7 months ago | 0 | 445 | 1

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

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Kite Construction: How bad can it get?

by mathew 10 months ago | 1 | 649 | 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 11 months ago | 1 | 1,112 | 1

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

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

by elainechoi89 over 4 years ago | 1 | 6,684 | 0

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

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Inspirational deltas

by mathew about 4 years ago | 0 | 3,377 | 0

From the kite plans database-- [Dan Leigh Delta by Harold Prinzler](

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Easy Cut Delta Kite simplification

by danbeavers about 4 years ago | 2 | 5,322 | 0

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

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easy cut delta kite plans

by mathew over 4 years ago | 2 | 13,628 | 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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Repairing a kite's stick with a fiber glass safety marker

by pablo over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,750 | 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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Diamond kite bridles

by lfamular over 4 years ago | 0 | 9,287 | 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 over 4 years ago | 0 | 1,808 | 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 over 4 years ago | 2 | 2,878 | 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 over 5 years ago | 0 | 5,357 | 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 over 5 years ago | 1 | 7,781 | 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 | 6,906 | 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 almost 5 years ago | 0 | 4,534 | 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 over 4 years ago | 3 | 4,399 | 0

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

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Prototyping a kite for kids

by oscarbrett over 4 years ago | 2 | 2,502 | 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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DIY Light Delta kite (Rogallo wing)

by Safidy over 4 years ago | 2 | 9,386 | 1

I used Kitemodeler for designing this kite and here are some dimensions. KiteModeler 1.4b beta...

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