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    • Kite

    • A kite is traditionally a tethered heavier-than-air craft with wing surfaces that react against the air to create lift and drag. A kite consists of wings, tethers, and anchors. Kites often have a bridle to guide the face of the kite at the correct angle so the wind can lift it. A kite's wing also may be so designed so ... Read »


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    • Index of kite articles

    • This index of kite articles (excluding persons whose name is "Kite" with exceptions for noteworthy flight connections); excluding articles on birds called "kites" for which see Kite (bird). Excluded also are works of literature, film, and non-flight art, non-tethered airplane names, and articles on non-aeronautical kit ... Read »


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    • List of airborne wind energy organizations

    • This is a list of airborne wind energy or kite-energy organizations that are advancing airborne wind energy systems (AWES). There were over 40 organizations implied around the world in 2011, but this number is increasing to over 100 in 2013. Categories of kite-energy or airborne-wind-energy organizations that are form ... Read »


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    • Airborne wind turbine

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      An airborne wind turbine is a design concept for a wind turbine with a rotor supported in the air without a tower, thus benefiting from more mechanical and aerodynamic options, the higher velocity and persistence of wind at high altitudes, while avoiding the expense of tower construction, or the need for slip rings or ... Read »


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    • Allsopp Helikite

    • The Helikite is a type of kite-balloon or kytoon designed by Sandy Allsopp in the UK in 1993. Allsopps UK Patent No.2280381 and US Patent No.6016998A. The Helikite comprises a combination of a helium balloon and a kite to form a single, aerodynamically sound tethered aircraft, that exploits both wind and helium for its ... Read »


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    • American Kitefliers Association

    • The American Kitefliers Association (AKA) was created in 1964 by Robert M. Ingraham of New Mexico. Its purpose is to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites and advance the joys and values of kiting in all nations. AKA is the largest association of kiters with over ... Read »


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    • Angle of attack

    • In fluid dynamics, angle of attack (AOA, or α{\displaystyle \alpha } (Greek letter alpha)) is the angle between a reference line on a body (often the chord line of an airfoil) and the vector representing the relative motion between the body and the fluid through which it is moving. Angle of attack is the angle betwe ... Read »


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    • Arc kite

    • The arckite or twinskin kite is a type of traction kite designed and patented by Peter Lynn. It is a very stable, safe and secure type of powerkite. It can be used for all kinds of kite powered sports, for example: kiteboarding, landboarding, kite buggying or snowkiting. The shape of the kite is similar to a C shaped l ... Read »


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    • Ballooning (spider)

    • Ballooning, sometimes called kiting, is a means by which spiders, and some other small invertebrates, can move through the air by releasing one or more gossamer threads to catch the wind. By this means they are wafted aloft and are at the mercy of the air currents. This procedure is mostly used by spiderlings to disper ... Read »


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    • Bermuda kite

    • A Bermuda kite is a kite made using traditional, geometric designs, quite colorful, and is an art form as much as a recreational tool. They are traditionally flown in Bermuda only at Easter. The kites are typically hexagonal, though larger examples, particularly, may be octagonal, or have even more sides. They are cons ... Read »


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    • Bow kite

    • Bow kites are leading edge inflatable kites that incorporate a bridle on the leading edge. They are used for the sport of kiteboarding. They can be identified by a flat, swept-back profile and concave trailing edge allowing the kite greater depower. Bow kite design was pioneered by Bruno Legaignoux, and have been licen ... Read »


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    • Bowed kite

    • Bowed kites such as the Japanese rokkaku, and traditional versions of the more familiar "diamond" shaped kites such as the Malay or Eddy, are tensioned into a bow in order to improve their stability to the point where a tail often becomes unnecessary. The classic long-tail diamond kite, with a simple two-point bridle, ... Read »


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    • Box kite

    • A box kite is a high performance kite, noted for developing relatively high lift; it is a type within the family of cellular kites. The typical design has four parallel struts. The box is made rigid with diagonal crossed struts. There are two sails, or ribbons, whose width is about a quarter of the length of the box. T ... Read »


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    • Chapi-chapi

    • Chapi-chapi is a small, two-stick kite that can be quickly constructed from cheap materials such as newspapers, broom sticks, or discarded plastic sheet. It is very popular in the Philippines. The name itself colloquially means, "assembled fast" or "quickly improvised". A strong, straight stick is used for the vertical ... Read »


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    • Crosswind kite power

    • Crosswind kite power is power derived from a class of airborne wind-energy conversion systems (AWECS, aka AWES) or crosswind kite power systems (CWKPS) characterized by a kite system that has energy-harvesting parts that fly transverse to the direction of the ambient wind, i.e., to crosswind mode; sometimes the entire ... Read »


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    • Fighter kite

    • Fighter kites are kites used for the sport of kite fighting. Traditionally most are small, unstable single line flat kites where line tension alone is used for control, and an abrasive line is used to cut down the string/line of other kites. Kite fighting is done in many countries, but is particularly associated with ... Read »


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    • Foil kite

    • Foil kites are soft kites based on the design of the parafoil. They consist of a number of cells running fore to aft, some or all of which are open at the front to allow air to inflate the kite so it takes on an aerofoil section. Due to the amount of power that these kites can generate, they can be used for a variety o ... Read »


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    • High-altitude wind power

    • High-altitude wind power (HAWP) is the harnessing of the power of winds high in the sky by use of tether and cable technology. An atlas of the high-altitude wind power resource has been prepared for all points on Earth. A similar atlas of global assessment was developed at Joby Energy. The results were presented at the ... Read »


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    • Impian kite

    • Impian Kite Impian, named after the Malaysian word for “dream”, is Malaysia’s largest hand-made inflatable kite. Since 2004, it has been listed as such in Malaysia’s Book of Records, measuring 16.7 by 36.4 metres (55 ft × 119 ft). The kite was made by a group of friends at Taman Kota L ... Read »


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    • Indoor kite

    • Indoor kites are kites designed to fly in a windless environment. While principally designed for indoor use, they can also be flown outdoors when insufficient wind would render conventional kite-flying impossible. They are flown by using the relative wind provided by the motion of the kite-flier. This motion is typical ... Read »


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    • Inflatable single-line kite

    • The ram-air inflatable single-line kite is one of the few modern inventions in the world of kite design. Although Francis Rogallo's early kite patents had ram-air members in the claims, Domina Jalbert's parafoil ram-air wing, patented in 1944, emphatically changed the kite airscape for inflatable kites. Kytoons and ba ... Read »


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    • Jojo Wings

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      Jojo Wings (also styled as JOJOWINGS and Jojo Wing) is a Czech aircraft manufacturer based in Roudnice nad Labem. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of paragliders and parachutes in the form of ready-to-fly aircraft. The company also makes parafoil kites. Founded in 1992, the company first sent ... Read »


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    • Kite (geometry)

    • Kite (geometry)

      In Euclidean geometry, a kite is a quadrilateral whose four sides can be grouped into two pairs of equal-length sides that are adjacent to each other. In contrast, a parallelogram also has two pairs of equal-length sides, but they are opposite to each other rather than adjacent. Kite quadrilaterals are named for the wi ... Read »


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    • Kite aerial photography

    • Kite aerial photography (KAP) is a hobby and a type of photography. A camera is lifted using a kite and is triggered either remotely or automatically to take aerial photographs. The camera rigs can range from the extremely simple, consisting of a trigger mechanism with a disposable camera, to complex apparatus using ra ... Read »


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    • Kite applications

    • The kite can be used for many applications. Air kites, water kites, bi-media kites, fluid kites, gas kites, kytoons, paravanes, soil kites, solid kites, and plasma kites have niche applications that are furthering the interests of humans in both peace and conflict. Non-human-made kites have applications; some spiders m ... Read »


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    • Kite buggy

    • A kite buggy is a light, purpose-built vehicle powered by a traction kite (power kite). It is single-seated and has one steerable front wheel and two fixed rear wheels. The driver sits in the seat located in the middle of the vehicle and accelerates and slows down by applying steering manoeuvres in coordination with fl ... Read »


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    • Kite control systems

    • Kite types, kite mooring, and kite applications result in a wide variety of kite control systems. Contemporary manufacturers, kite athletes, kite pilots, scientists, and engineers are expanding the possibilities. On-board angle-of-attack mechanisms were used in 2000 altitude record-making flight; the operators' des ... Read »


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    • Kite ice skating

    • Kite ice skating, sometimes referred to as para-skating or para ice skating, is an ice-based sport using a large controllable kite to propel ice skaters across frozen rivers, frozen lakes and other frozen surfaces. With a traditional diamond-shaped kite it's quite possible to go much faster than the wind speed by angli ... Read »


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    • Kite landboarding

    • Kite landboarding, also known as land kiteboarding or flyboarding, is based on the sport of kitesurfing, where a rider on a surf-style board is pulled over water by a kite. Kite landboarding involves the use of a mountain board or landboard, which is essentially an oversized skateboard with large pneumatic wheels and f ... Read »


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    • Kite line

    • In kiting, a line is the string made of cotton, nylon, silk or wire, which connects the kite to the person operating it or an anchor. Kites have a set of wings, a set of anchors, and a set of lines coupling the wings with the anchors. Kite lines perform various roles: bridle, control, tug, or special duty. Successful ... Read »


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    • Kite mooring

    • Kites are given mooring by many methods. Watercraft and aircraft traditionally have the term "mooring" applied to making the watercraft or aircraft fast to some external object. The kite has two parts: wing and kite line; the kite essentially needs mooring to either a mobile or fixed object in order to develop the tens ... Read »


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    • Kite Museum (Malacca)

    • Kite Museum (Malacca)

      The Kite Museum (Malay: Muzium Layang-Layang) is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum building receives around 2,000 visitors every month. The museum building was originally constructed in the 1960s, believed to be built on top of the ruins of Dutch building. It was initially used as the Melaka Hi ... Read »


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    • Kite running

    • Kite running is the practice of running after drifting kites in the sky that have been cut loose in kite fighting. Typically the custom is that the person who captures a cut kite can keep it, so the bigger and more expensive looking the kite, the more people can usually be seen running after it to try to capture it. ... Read »


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    • Kite skating

    • Kite skating, sometimes referred to as Kiteblading, is a land-based extreme sport that uses powerful and controllable kites to propel riders of inline skates or off-road skates. They can reach speeds up to 60+mph across parking lots, desert dry lakes, grassy fields, and sandy beaches. Four-line, steerable parafoil kit ... Read »


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    • Kite types

    • Kites are tethered flying objects which fly by using aerodynamic lift, requiring wind, (or towing), for generation of airflow over the lifting surfaces. Various types of kites exist, depending on features such as material, shape, use, or operating skills required. Kites may fly in air, water, or other fluids such as g ... Read »


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    • Kiteboating

    • Kiteboating or kite boating is the act of using a kite rig as a power source to propel a boat. Kiteboating is a type of surface water sport, but it also has transportation uses Kiteboating uses different types of gear from kitesurfing. Kites attached to boats can be larger than kites attached to a surfer. For long ... Read »


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    • Kitelife

    • KiteLife (KL) is an American magazine devoted to kites. Founded in 1998 by Mike Gillard of Ohio, KiteLife Magazine was the first on-line publication 100% devoted to the sport of kite flying and its community. Featuring articles, reviews and interviews with notable kite fliers, Kitelife offered a wealth of kiting i ... Read »


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    • List of books about kites

    • This is a bibliography of works on the subject of kites (tethered aircraft). The bibliography contains works on the history of, flying of, construction of, scientific use of and fiction about kites. Kites; The Art of Using Natural Materials. John Browning. Culicidae Press. 2015 ... Read »


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    • Kites Museum of Indonesia

    • The Kites Museum of Indonesia (Museum Layang-Layang Indonesia) is a museum in Pondok Labu, South Jakarta. It is the first kites museum in Indonesia. Its collection includes more than 600 kites. The museum was built by Endang Ernawati in 2003, because she likes kites. She collected types of kites from across Indonesia ... Read »


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    • Kitesurfing

    • Kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and gymnastics into one extreme sport. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a w ... Read »


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    • Kytoon

    • A kytoon or kite balloon is a tethered aircraft which obtains some of its lift dynamically as a heavier-than-air kite and the rest aerostatically as a lighter-than-air balloon. The word is a portmanteau of kite and balloon. The primary advantage of a kytoon is that it remains in a reasonably stable position above the ... Read »


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    • Laddermill

    • A Laddermill is a hypothetical airborne wind turbine consisting of a long string or loop of power kites. The loop or string of kites (the "ladder") would be launched in the air by the lifting force of the kites, until it is fully unrolled, and the top reaches a height determined by designers and operators; some designe ... Read »


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    • Leading edge inflatable kite

    • A leading edge inflatable kite (LEI) is a single skin kite with inflatable bladders providing structure. It is useful as a power or traction kite. These kites are flown using 2, 4 or 5 control lines and a bar. (See also: kite control systems) A LEI is a great kite for water use because the inflated bladders cause it to ... Read »


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    • Makani Power

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      Makani Power is an Alameda, California-based company that developed airborne wind turbines with the support of Google X and the U.S. Department of Energy office of ARPA-E. Makani is a leader in the development of airborne wind power extraction systems. Makani was founded in 2006 by Saul Griffith, Don Montague, and Corw ... Read »


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    • Malay kite

    • The Malay kite is a model of tailless kite. First introduced to the West in a New York City newspaper article from October 1894, the Malay kite was used for recreation for centuries before this in parts of the Far East. The article detailed how a university professor ("Clayton") had erected a series of kites and bound ... Read »


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    • Man-lifting kite

    • A man-lifting kite is a kite designed to lift a person from the ground. Historically, man-lifting kites have been used chiefly for reconnaissance and entertainment. Interest in their development declined with the advent of powered flight at the beginning of the 20th century. The first records of man-lifting kites ... Read »


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    • Manja (kite)

    • Manja (or manjha) is the abrasive string used for fighter kites in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. It is gummed, coloured and coated with powdered glass. In Brazil, the mix of glue and powdered glass is called "cerol". In Chile, the sharp thread is called "hilo curado" (fixed or drunk, thread). Kit ... Read »


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    • Parafoil

    • A parafoil is a nonrigid (textile) airfoil with an aerodynamic cell structure which is inflated by the wind. Ram-air inflation forces the parafoil into a classic wing cross-section. Parafoils are most commonly constructed out of ripstop nylon. Domina Jalbert (1904–1991). Jalbert had a history of designing kites a ... Read »


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    • Parasailing

    • Parasailing, also known as parascending or parakiting, is a recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that reminds one of a parachute, known as a parasail wing. The manned kite's moving anchor may be a car, truck, or boat. T ... Read »


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    • Power kite

    • A power kite or traction kite is a large kite designed to provide significant pull to the user. Their two most common forms are the foil, and the leading edge inflatable. There are also other less common types of power kite including rigid-framed kites and soft single skin kites. There are several different contro ... Read »


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    • Powered parachute

    • A powered parachute often abbreviated PPC and also called a motorised parachute or paraplane is a type of ultralight aircraft that consists of a parachute with a motor and wheels. The aircraft's airspeed is typically about 25–35 mph (40–60 km/h). PPCs operate safely at heights ranging from a few feet of ... Read »


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    • Rigid-framed power kite

    • A Rigid-framed power kite consists of a single skin and a rigid frame. They are often used in the popular sport of kite surfing. Typically it has four lines and a pair of handles; or a particular style of bar, again with 4 lines. (See also kite control systems) The best known commercial kite of this type is the Peter L ... Read »


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    • Rogallo wing

    • The Rogallo wing is a flexible type of airfoil. In 1948, Gertrude Rogallo, and her husband Francis Rogallo, a NASA engineer, invented a self-inflating flexible wing they called the Parawing, also known after them as the "Rogallo Wing" and flexible wing. NASA considered Rogallo's flexible wing as an alternative recovery ... Read »


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    • Rokkaku dako

    • The Rokkaku dako (六角凧) is a traditional six-sided Japanese fighter kite. Traditionally, it is made with bamboo spars and washi paper. The rokkaku kite is often hand painted with the face of a famous Samurai. The structure is a vertically stretched hexagon with a four-point bridle. One spar runs from tip ... Read »


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    • Scott sled

    • A Scott Sled is a type of kite developed in the early 1960s by Frank Scott of Ohio and based on an earlier design by William Allison, also based in Ohio. In 1964 it was featured in Kite Tales, the newsletter of the American Kitefliers Association; as a result it became much more widely known. A large number of designs ... Read »


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    • Sea Tails

    • Sea Tails (1983) is a video installation created as a collaboration between video artist Molly Davies, French artist Jackie Matisse, and composer David Tudor. Matisse created four various kites, Davies filmed them being 'flown' underwater (drug behind a boat in the Bahamas near Nassau) for eight days, and Tudor simult ... Read »


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    • SkySails

    • SkySails GmbH & Co. KG is a Hamburg-based company that sells equipment to propel cargo ships, large yachts and fishing vessels by the use of wind energy. The SkySails propulsion system consists of a large foil kite, an electronic control system for the kite and an automatic system to retract the kite. The system bears ... Read »


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    • Sled kite

    • The sled kite was invented and patented by the American, William Allison in the 1950s. This kite helped pave the way for a class of kites known as "semi-rigid." ... Read »


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    • Snowkiting

    • Snowkiting or Kite skiing is an outdoor winter sport where people use kite power to glide on snow or ice. The skier uses a kite to give them power over large jumps. The sport is similar to water-based kiteboarding, but with the footwear used in snowboarding or skiing.The principes of using the kite is the same, but in ... Read »


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    • Soft single skin kite

    • Soft single skin kites are the least complex of all the power kites. The best known design is the NASA Parawing or NPW. For more, see rogallo wing. This is a very simple kite with mixed performance. It has excellent pull, but is slow to maneuver and suffers from a limited wind window. Its simple construction and forgi ... Read »


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    • Sport kite

    • A sport kite, also commonly known as a stunt kite, is a kite that can be maneuvered in the air. A related kite also controllable and used for recreation, but capable of generating a significant amount of pull and used for providing movement is the Power kite. Developments in multi-line kites in recent years has al ... Read »


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    • Supported leading edge

    • Supported leading edge kite (SLE) is a type of power kite used mainly for kitesurfing. It refers to a C shaped kite leading edge inflated (LEI) kite where the lines which control the angle of attack (or sheeting) of the kite attach to a bridle via a pulley in a similar way to that of a bow kite. Due to the wider range ... Read »


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    • Teddy bear parachuting

    • Teddy bear parachuting, sometimes referred to as parafauna, is a game in which teddy bears equipped with parachutes are dropped from a height. It is increasing in popularity as a charity fundraiser, and competitions based on the descent time are also common. A typical teddy bear parachute may be made from an old umbre ... Read »


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    • Tetrahedral kite

    • A tetrahedral kite is a multicelled rigid box kite composed of tetrahedrally shaped cells to create a kind of tetrahedral truss. The cells are usually arranged in such a way that the entire kite is also a regular tetrahedron. The kite can be described as a compound dihedral kite as well. This kite was invented by Alex ... Read »


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    • United States military radio antenna kites

    • Radio antenna kites are used to carry a radio antenna aloft, higher than is practical with a mast. They are most often associated with portable radio systems, usually with pre-World War I field equipment, and were also occasionally used to increase radio range on Naval ships. The use of kite supported antennae was limi ... Read »


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    • Wau bulan

    • Wau bulan (Jawi: واو بولن) is an intricately designed Malaysian moon-kite (normally with floral motifs) that is traditionally flown by men in the Malaysian state of Kelantan. It is one of Malaysia's national symbols, some others being the kris and hibiscus. The reverse side of the fifty-cent coin o ... Read »


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    • Yeonnalligi

    • Yeonnalligi (연날리기) is a popular Korean game. This game uses rectangle kites and it typically played on the Korean holiday Seollal. ... Read »


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