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In the News (Sun 26 May 19)

  
 Kitebirds.com
Modern kites use synthetic materials, such as ripstop nylon or more exotic fabrics for the sails, fiberglass or carbon fiber for the spars and dacron or dyneema for the kite lines.
Kites flown by children are often simple geometric forms (for example, the diamond).
The world kite museum in Weifang is the largest kite museum in the world, the building has a display area of 8100 m².
www.kitebirds.com   (1374 words)

  
 Kite (geometry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In geometry, a kite, or deltoid, is a quadrilateral with two pairs of equal adjacent sides.
The geometric object is named for the wind-blown, flying kite (which is itself named for a bird), which in its simple form often has this shape.
A kite possesses an inscribed circle; that is, there exists a circle that is tangent to all four sides.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geometric_kite   (276 words)

  
 KITE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Kites typically consist of one or more spars (sticks) to which the paper or fabric sail is attached, although some, such as foil kites, have no spars at all.
Highy manouverable single-string paper and bamboo kites are flown from the rooftops while using line friction in an attempt to cut each other's kite lines, either by letting the line loose at high speed or by pulling the line in a fast and repeated manner.
However, kite flying is currently banned as some kite fliers engage in kite battles by coating their strings with glass or shards of metal, leading to injuries and death.
www.kidneyhealth-centre.com /kite.htm   (1157 words)

  
 Kite Geometry Definitions
Kite flying is fun when done safely and you can study many of the fundamentals of airplane aerodynamics because a kite works very much like an airplane.
Kites come a wide variety of shapes and sizes, but the definitions found on this page can be applied to most kites.
A kite's stability is determined by the magnitude of the forces and the distance of the cg and cp from the bridle point.
www.grc.nasa.gov /WWW/K-12/airplane/kitegeom.html   (720 words)

  
 KiteModeler 1.4a beta
The wind is blowing over the kite from left to right and the magnitude of the wind is shown by a small green arrow at the bottom.
The kite surface is inclined to the horizontal at the angle of attack of the kite.
The lift, drag, and weight forces that are acting on the kite during flight are displayed as vectors (arrows) with the lengths proportional to one another.
www.grc.nasa.gov /WWW/K-12/airplane/kiteprog.html   (2609 words)

  
 Geometric kite
In geometry, a kite is a type of quadrilateral, a four-sided polygon.
It has two pairs of equal sides, and the two sides in each pair are adjacent.
If the two lengths are equal, the figure is a rhombus.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ge/Geometric_kite.html   (69 words)

  
 Kite flying Summary
Kites are toys that fly in the air at the end of a line, and kite flying is a popular pastime in Asia.
Kite fighting has survived as one of the major sports in Thailand, and the national championships are held in Bangkok every spring.
Kite flying is the activity of flying tethered man-made objects in wind.
www.bookrags.com /Kite_flying   (2488 words)

  
 centipede
The amount of material and time needed for building this kite however, is as with all train kites, relatively large.
Each segment is a rokkaku kite with dimensions as described in the drawings.
The chosen shape is a hexagon, with results in a broader kite than usual for a rokkaku.
www.gddweb.org /cent.html   (777 words)

  
 Tetrahedral Kite Variations
The ``exotic'' kite use 5 normal tetra cells but the 6'th is split in half and used on either side of the kite.
The ``Chicago Fire'' tetrahedral kite, with its distinctive white and fl striped panels on the left side and solid colour panels on the right is one of the more famous, distorted tetrahedral kites.
This kite on the other hand was rock steady, flying all day on a light sea breeze in the morning, until the rear two cross spar dowels broke when the wind became near gale force in the late afternoon.
www.cit.gu.edu.au /~anthony/kites/tetra/variations   (2956 words)

  
 The Drachen Foundation: A Non-Profit Kite Education Resource - Special Events Paper Flight Lesley Dill
On the two final kites, I'll trace the image in pencil before I tile the four pieces so there is no marking on the front of the kite sail.
This will not be the case for the final kites, to be framed with bamboo, because the bamboo will be pre-bent to proper shape, not held in tension.
On the final kites I'll be able to control the structural stiffness as well as supporting all the outer protuberances, but I'm trying to keep them out of the mix at this point.
www.drachen.org /special_events_scott-article.html   (968 words)

  
 KCKC - Kansas City Kite Club
Single line kites may have more than one bridle line attachment point for the kite’s stability, but all those bridle lines are gathered together in a single tow point to attach the flying line.
These kites are taller than they are wide and their cross spars are traditionally bowed.
This type of three-dimensional kites depends on the force of the wind on the kite, not on a rigid frame, to give the kite its shape.
www.kckiteclub.org /aboutkites.htm   (858 words)

  
 Kite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A kite is also a diamond shaped quadrilateral.
Mr Kite was a famous Victorian showman made famous (again) in the song Being For the Benefit of Mr Kite by the Beatles.
Kite is the username of one of the.hackers in the series of games, manga, anime, and a TCG.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/k/ki/kite.html   (213 words)

  
 2 Line Kites :: Plans : Gourt
Kite flying, the activity of flying a light, man-made object designed to be supported by the wind
Kite (bird), one of many species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae
Check kiting, a kind of bank fraud in which a worthless check is presented to obtain goods or cash
recreation.gourt.com /Kites/Plans/2-Line-Kites.html   (276 words)

  
 Kitemaker Profile
Geometric kite forms match well with geometric patchwork sail designs.
Making patchwork kites allows me to work in a "modular" sort of way - I don't know what the final kite will really look like until all the small blocks are assembled.
Making paper kites for the 1998 AKA Art Gallery, because people didn't expect them and I started to master two new materials, paper and bamboo.
www.kitelife.com /archives/00july/kitemake.htm   (765 words)

  
 Shapes: Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
A cube is a solid geometric figure with six square faces.
A kite is a four-sided figure in which the two pairs of adjacent sides have the same length.
The square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, kite, and parallelogram are quadrilaterals.
www.enchantedlearning.com /dictionarysubjects/shapes.shtml   (413 words)

  
 Go Fly a Kite Teacher's Page
Students will learn how a kite flies, how to choose and estimate how much material is needed for a kite, and how to put kites together.
For the group activity, students can choose a kite to build and come back to the Kite Builder's Club to share their ideas and results with other PlaneMath users.
Line - the string which holds the kite in the wind; the string which keeps you connected to your kite.
www.planemath.com /activities/flykite/kiteteachers.html   (634 words)

  
 Kite Flying   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The necessary Lift (force) that makes the kite fly is generated when the kite deflects a portion of the wind downwards.
Many modern kites use synthetic materials, such as nylon or more exotic fabrics for the sails, and fiberglass or Graphite-reinforced plastic for the spars.
Kites flown by children are often the of geometric kite type.
www.joesfishinghole.com /sport_fishing_013.htm   (409 words)

  
 Building a geometric kite - Computers / Internet Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, or Teaching Idea
They need to label all examples of geometric design used in the creation of the kite.
Have them mark how much string they were able to use to measure how high up they were able to lift their kites.
Prepare the students that their kites might deteriorate quickly in the process.
www.lessonplanspage.com /MDMathScienceCIBuildingAGeometricKite45.htm   (557 words)

  
 Kite building plans by Geert Donker Duyvis
The Waffle kite is very easy and cheap to build, anyone can build it, although a little experience in kite building would be helpful; don't try it as your first kite.
The Geometric Centipede is still a complete plan but check your bank account before you start an take at least a few weeks for building this kite.
I presume that you have seen the kites at Gallery1 and Gallery2 before you start reading the plans, if any explanation in the plans is not clear, return to the gallery and take a good look at the photographs.
www.gddweb.org /plans.html   (357 words)

  
 Rain or Shine . . . kites went a-flying - JUNIOR INQUIRER (May 27, 2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Kites of all shapes and sizes were brought to Luneta Park on May 21.
I think the coolest kites were entries No. 9 "The Flying Fish" and 10 "The Flying Wild Duck." We asked two of the judges, Dr. Art Lipao and Kuya Bodjie Pascua, what they thought of the Kitefest even though it rained fiercely.
She said: "You just have to make a kite out of harmless objects like kawayan, cloth, plastic, etc., then you have to be there early so that you could sign up at the registration booth." A little later, the winners in the Junior Kite Category were announced.
www.inq7.net /junior/may2000wk4/jun_main.htm   (500 words)

  
 Delta Kites at Breeze Chasers Kite Shop
Just the right size for the little kids in your family, and a reliable flier, small delta kites are a great way to start out kite flying.
These large delta kites are strong lifters and will carry large tails and loads of line art aloft on your kite line for a spectacular display of color!
A brilliantly colorful delta kite, the 9 foot Geometric Rainbow Delta is a strong flyer and a great lifter, capable of handling your favorite line art or long tails.
www.breezechasers.com /sl-delta.htm   (479 words)

  
 Flat & Bowed Kite Plans
It's a very hard pulling kite, and because of it's "high aspect ratio" sail, it's rather unstable in the air.
So, if like me, you have too many kites that enjoy their freedom and move all over the place, you might want to try this one.
Kite flying with children is a great way to spend any day.
www.kitebuilder.com /plans/flatand.htm   (328 words)

  
 Untitled Document
In general, you will need string (about 50 feet), tape (masking), a rigid (but light) material to construct a frame for your kite, and a soft material to catch the wind.
For the frame you can use thin dowels, straw, thin strips of soft wood, or plastic strips designed specifically for for kites (can be bought at hobby stores).
For the sail you can use either paper, or plastic (garbage bags are good), and a way to attach it to the frame (you can tape, or saw it.
employees.oneonta.edu /sakoult/3d/assignments/kite   (434 words)

  
 directopedia : Directory : Recreation : Kites
Check kiting, a kind of bank fraud in which a worthless cheque is presented to obtain goods or cash
Robert Kite, Lord Mayor of London in 1766
William Kite, a Victorian showman made famous again in the song "Being for the Benefit of Mr.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Recreation-Kites.shtml   (265 words)

  
 Kite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In extremely rare occasions, giant kites carrying aerial observers were also deployed in reconnaissance roles.
In Guyana, on Easter Weekend thousands turn out for mass kite flying.
Bill Wilson's personal kite blog, kite building information and news
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kite   (1942 words)

  
 How To Build A Kite - Learn how to make kites
If you are using a 4 line ram air kite, use a pair of 4 line handles will make water relaunching of the kite easier.
Be sure to choose a kite type that uses a...
Includes a collection of kite building plans that are rated based on difficulty.
www.kite-making.com /howtobuildakite   (682 words)

  
 Geometric Shapes and Figures
This lesson focuses on geometric shapes in architecture.
The purpose of this activity is to help students become more aware of geometric shapes and lines in objects around them.
The student will investigate geometric shapes in nature by examining the patterns of tilings seen in nature.
www.42explore.com /geomet.htm   (1296 words)

  
 Surrealism Oil Painting
The Surrealism movement was a way of expressing the art that is viewed in the subconscience.
Creative imagination asserts itself and the shapes used are organic and alive, as opposed to the cubistic movement which had sharp and rigid geometric shapes.
It was also opposed to the short lived DADA movement, inspired by the second world war.
www.s-kite-art.com   (150 words)

  
 Poole Kite Picnic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
As a very small kite club, we feel a deep sense of gratitude to all kite fliers who made the journey to Poole.
James Hartley did very well, selling his own brand kites to the public, and we look forward to his donation of a stunt kite, to add to the club collection.
There were several bike interest groups represented, with lots of tight Lycra, and the mountain bike boys doing their stuff, riding over two wrecked cars and mountains of pallets.
www.poolekites.freeserve.co.uk /picnic.htm   (1890 words)

  
 Gomberg Kite Store: Giant kites, parafoils, flowforms, line art, windsocks, Peter Lynn, Windfeather banners.
GKPI specializes in big "Show Kites", Inflatables, Line Laundry, and Banners including the Largest Kite in the World.
If you are interested in flying lessons, try the How to Fly section for details on single-line, sport kites, and kite fighting.
If you ever dreamed of traveling to a kite festival overseas, find out more about our Favorite Kite Festivals or check our Kite Travel FAQ for other useful information.
www.gombergkites.com   (555 words)

  
 Geometric kite Details, Meaning Geometric kite Article and Explanation Guide
Geometric kite Details, Meaning Geometric kite Article and Explanation Guide
Geometric kite Guide, Meaning, Facts, Information and Description
Page Contains Information, Facts Details or Explanation Guide About Geometric kite
www.e-paranoids.com /g/ge/geometric_kite.html   (108 words)

  
 Teabag Folding
(25 x 25mm) A geometric square suitable for background stampping, borders, teabag folding, etc.
(31 x 49mm) A geometric kitelike design suitable for borders, teabag folding, corners, flower construction, etc.
(41 x 24mm) A geometric design with flower in a rectangular enclosure, suitable for background stamping, borders, teabag folding, on its own as a gift tag, etc.
home.iprimus.com.au /DeepImpressions/category30_1.htm   (182 words)

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