The Magnificent Book of Kites: Explorations in Design, Construction, Enjoyment & Flight

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2002 - 464 σελίδες
Whether you yearn for a simple project or an award-winning beauty, this unbeatable guide has more than 1,500 illustrations that show how to build a range of kites—including 37 of the most popular models from bugs to fighters. Stop there, or use the patterns as a take-off point for creating something special. With basic instructions on aerodynamics, sewing, heat-sealing, and safety. Bonus: lists of nationwide festivals, kite clubs, and stunt kiting groups.
 

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CONTENTS Preface
11
Kite Flying Basics
20
Aerodynamics
22
The Kite Doctor
31
Kite Safety
33
Tools and Materials
36
Construction
44
Sail and Spar Materials
56
More Complex Sled Kites the Bullet Brandes Flare and Fluted Sled
180
The Rhomboid Box Kite
195
The Winged Box Kite
207
The Delta Box Kite
212
The TriD Box Kite
220
COLOR SECTION 225240
225
The Kaleidakite
244
The Gusset Delta
253

Flying Line
60
A LineRetrieval System
63
Getting To Know the Ropes
67
Working with Ripstop Nylon
73
Making A FullSize Kite Pattern
82
Templates
84
Reaping What You Sew
90
Heat Sealing
93
Kite GraphicsPiecing and Appliqué
95
Maneuverable KitesEastern Fighters and Western Stunt Kites
120
Hargraves Kites
134
Kites and Myths 39
139
The Mystique of the Eddy Kite
140
World Kiting Records
142
KITE PROJECTS 26 Some Overall Tips
147
The Eddy Kite
149
The Keeled Diamond Eddy Kite
156
The Stone Mountain Kite
259
The Parafoil Kite
272
The Hewitt Flexkite
279
The Sting Ray Kite
286
Coffee Cup Kites
302
Miniature Kites
313
A Rotor Kite
328
The Parawing Kite
333
The Barn Door Kite
337
The Triple Yakko Stakk Kite
342
Origami Bug Kites
356
The Delta Kite Portfolio
380
5 The Zephyr Delta Kite 39
394
The Turbo Stunt Kite
420
Making a Kite Bag
437
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