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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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Quantifying the effect of a weighted tail on kite stability

by Ecta64 2 months ago | 0 | 98 | 3

I posted a note recently ([http://publiclab.org/notes/Ecta64/05-16-2017/video-tracking-software-f...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DIY Light Delta kite (Rogallo wing)

by Safidy almost 5 years ago | 2 | 9,580 | 1

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

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Lima, Peru: Kite Making/Ballon Mapping Workshop, U. of San Marcos

by anita over 5 years ago | 7 | 5,014 | 0

We held a Ballon Mapping and Kite Making Workshop on the Campus of San Marcos on Jan. 28, 2012 wi...

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