Advice 1: How to make a kite

History of the air serpent has more than 2 thousand years, and during that time, kites were used for everything from scientific to military. Currently making and kite flying moved into the category of a fun pastime and games in the fresh air.
How to make a kite

The centuries-old history the kite has created many of its structures from the simplest that you can collect in one evening, to designs, to production of which can take a long time.

To make a kite simplest design we will need 3 wooden square rail section 5-8 mm. Long, the two rails must be in the range of 700-800 mm, and the third, 450 to 500 mm. we'll also need a large sheet of thin paper, although better for the cloth to use a light plastic film, because it is more durable. You will also need thread and glue, such as PVA or "Moment" and about 100 meters of fishing line with a thickness of 0.5-0.8 mm.

  1. Two long slats are connected in the middle using thread. Short rail primatives the ends of two long so that on the one hand we got an isosceles triangle. Thread carefully sizing with glue and let it dry.

  2. Further, in order to make the kite, pull on the frame of plastic film, which can also be attached using thread and glue. The film should be well stretched and not SAG.

  3. You need to make and attach the bridle snake. To do this, each vertex of the resulting triangle tie line. Each filament fishing line connected with each other. The length of the two threads attached to the edges of the structure should be approximately equal to the long side of the triangle. The third thread, which is attached to the center of the snake should be somewhat shorter and its length will depend on the lifting force of the kite. So its length is better to adjust already at startup. To the connecting strands will be attached to the guard rails, then there is a long fishing line wound on the spool or a special reel which can be manufactured, for example, from a piece of plywood.

  4. Now you need to make the kite tail. The tail is the stabilizer of flight, so it should be treated responsibly. The easiest way to make the tail of fishing line or string a few meters long, which bind ordinary sheets of paper, folded like an accordion. These leaves need to be tied at a distance of 15-30 cm from each other. You can think of and another embodiment of the tail. Perhaps the length and weight of the tail will have to pick up when it is started. Too heavy the tail will pull the snake down, too light will allow it to twist, leading to the fall of the serpent.

That's all our snakes ready for the first launch. It is best to fly a kite together, pre-unwound Leer 20-30 meters and start running against the wind. Once snakes begin to escape from the hands, it is necessary to let go and manage it with the help of lifelines. The first time you might not succeed, but it is normal in any business need to acquire some experience and you will succeed.

Advice 2 : How to make a flying kite

Kite is the first aircraft which was made by a man. The story of his appearance is very old – several thousand years ago it was invented in China. Today children love to run an air snake. Do it yourself is not difficult, it is only necessary to find the right materials and patience.
How to make a flying kite
You will need
  • two five millimeter smooth wooden sticks (the bottom 1 m long, the other 80 cm);
  • - gift wrapping paper;
  • - 30 m of thin cord (string);
  • glue;
  • - small nail file is a nail file);
  • - scissors;
  • - the range.
Take a nail file on both ends (from the end) sticks cuts with a depth of 3 mm.
Folded crosswise sticks, tie with twine and attach with glue so that the shorter stick his middle lying on a long stick, 20 cm from one end.
Wind in the plane of the received frame 7 m of twine, capturing all four ends of the sticks and inserting the rope in all the cuts. Tie a knot in the string at the lower end, and four feet leave it free, it will be the tail of the serpent.
Cut out the gift wrapping paper three squares with sides of 20 cm each and fold each accordion, then tie the resulting bows to the tail of the snake at the same distance from each other.
Put a skeleton snake on beautiful paper and trim it for him so that from all sides of the paper were performed at 2 cm Exposed paper edge under the fold twine and glue for strength.
Attach to the four corners of four inches (length each 60 cm), then connect them together on a fairly long piece of string (20 cm), which wrap the line – holding it, you can safely release the snake.
So simply with the help of available stationery, you can make a flying serpent.Now the hard part. Remember that snakes only takes off against the wind. Now we have to run and pull him along, and when he starts to gain height, gradually releasing the string wrapped around a ruler. If there is a wind serpent will fly faster and finally be in the sky.
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