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.

Advice 3: How to assemble a kite

Build a kite - fascinating, but difficult. You'll need to fix in the case of a tie, the rail and tie the thread guard rails. There are design kites without Reiki or without bridles - each of them has its cusp.
How to assemble a kite
The first kite was invented in China in the II century BC. At first they were used only for entertainment. Since the XVII century the serpents used to conduct atmospheric research, meteorological observation, rise to the height of radio antennas, etc.
Usually, the set is manufactured in the factory of kites includes the frame with him stretched synthetic fabric, bobbin and thread the guard rails, rack and bridle. Rail is a metal or plastic rod, and a bridle is used to connect the snake with the guard rails (often called the bridle binding in accordance with its purpose).
To assemble the kite, firmly grasp the frame and slide the bridle in her holes. Depending on the design of the serpent, the bridle may have one or more mounting locations to have the keel and the regulating ring.
Flip the frame with the back facing you and pass the rail into the loops or holes located on the ends of the bridle.
Look on the frame, the grooves located at the edges of the canvas. Thread the ends of the rails in these grooves. Please note that the rake should be placed "on the back" of the serpent, and not from that side which carries the guard rails.
Turn the frame face to his and tie it to the bridle bobbin thread. If the serpent had a tail, secure it.
If the snake rake is missing, simply clip the bridle in her holes, attach the guard rails and secure the tail.
If the rail is there, but no bridle - look on the body of the snake special hole or carabiner and attach the thread spools. Then flip the snake back side and insert the rail.
There are design kites with one or more rails. Reiki can be parallel, perpendicular or at an angle to each other. Regardless of this, the principle of their attachment is the same. They should be located on the back side of the serpent and to be fixed in drilled holes.
To fly a kite should in windy weather with open area remote from houses and trees. With a strong, gusty wind kites are not recommended.
Useful advice
Kites were not always used for innocent purposes. Japanese legend talks about how an intruder tried to climb the snake to the roof of Nagoya castle in order to steal from her a gold statue. And the Korean General GIM Yu-Sin used kites to frighten the enemy army falling from the sky with fireballs.

Advice 4: A kite with his own hands

Kite flying is a favourite amusement of boys of all ages. It was launched three hundred years ago, run now – the relevance of toys over the years, not subsided.
A kite with his own hands

Now available is all, and buy such a toy will not be difficult. But more interesting to make a kite with his own hands. For this you will need a sheet of paper or cloth, thin strips of wood and shingles, and thread to control the kite.

First of the chosen material, cut out a triangle or diamond of irregular shape, elongated downwards. The edges of the canvas, as well as the center cross pattern small nails to attach shingles. You can go the other way and first make a wooden frame, and then pull on the paper or fabric. It must be done as tight as you can to kite didn't resist the wind and was obedient.

To increase the density of the paper it is impregnated with water after drying, which increases the degree of tension of the canvas. If on paper drawing with watercolors, the additional impregnation is not required – watercolor abundantly soluble in water, and this moisture will be enough.

After making the main part of the snake, you need to tie it to the twine to keep the balance of the design. For the coil cut three strands and attach them so that they met in the center, exactly and without warps. At the convergence of the ends fasten with knot, and in this place attach one long string, or even reel to fly a kite as high as possible.

A kite can be of any size and color. You can make it swallow or cut in a heart shape, you can decorate his tail with bows or butterflies, can be performed on it application. It's a matter of taste. In any case, a kite made by your own hands, always more colorful and interesting than those that are sold in stores.

Run the snake should be there, where the air space is not intersected by wires, where do not interfere with the trees and the roofs of the houses. Ideal is a field.

In the process should participate at least two people – one running ahead, slowly unwinding the string, the other holding a snake and periodically throws him out. Thus the caught air flow. As soon as the serpent rises, the string need to unwind to great length to give snake the necessary freedom.

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