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9781402700941

The Magnificent Book of Kites

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  • ISBN13:

    9781402700941

  • ISBN10:

    1402700946

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-08-01
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Summary

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 kitesincluding 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.

Table of Contents

Preface 11(4)
Introduction 15(2)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN 17(208)
Anatomy of Kite
18(2)
Kite Flying Basics
20(2)
Aerodynamics
22(9)
The Kite Doctor
31(2)
Kite Safety
33(3)
Tools and Materials
36(8)
Construction
44(12)
Sail and Spar Materials
56(4)
Flying Line
60(3)
A Line-Retrieval System
63(4)
Getting To Know the Ropes
67(6)
Working with Ripstop Nylon
73(9)
Making A Full-Size Kite Pattern
82(2)
Templates
84(6)
Reaping What You Sew
90(3)
Heat Sealing
93(2)
Kite Graphics---Piecing and Applique
95(6)
Tails and Drogues
101(7)
Kite Design by Computer
108(12)
Maneuverable Kites---Eastern Fighters and Western Stunt Kites
120(12)
Benjamin Franklin---and How a Kite Won the American Revolution
132(2)
Hargrave's Kites
134(5)
Kites and Myths
139(1)
The Mystique of the Eddy Kite
140(2)
World Kiting Records
142(5)
KITE PROJECTS
Some Overall Tips
147(2)
The Eddy Kite
149(7)
The Keeled Diamond Eddy Kite
156(12)
Sled Kite Variations---the Scott Sled, Hornbeam Mark I, American Sportsman, and Twin-Trapezoid Vented Sled
168(12)
More Complex Sled Kites---the Bullet, Brandes Flare, and Fluted Sled
180(15)
The Rhomboid Box Kite
195(22)
The Winged Box Kite
217
The Delta Box Kite
212(8)
The Tri-D Box Kite
220(5)
COLOR SECTION 225(214)
The Kaleidakite
244(9)
The Gusset Delta
253(6)
The Stone Mountain Kite
259(13)
The Parafoil Kite
272(7)
The Hewitt Flexkite
279(7)
The Sting Ray Kite
286(16)
Coffee Cup Kites
302(11)
Miniature Kites
313(15)
A Rotor Kite
328(5)
The Parawing Kite
333(4)
The Barn Door Kite
337(5)
The Triple Yakko Stakk Kite
342(4)
A Roller Kite
346(10)
Origami Bug Kites
356(2)
Fighter Kites---the Sanjo Rokkaku, Szilagi, and Nagasaki Hata
358(22)
The Delta Kite Portfolio
380(11)
The Zephyr Delta Kite
391(3)
The Trefoil Delta Kite
394(6)
The Trefoil Dragon Kite
400(5)
The Pterosaur Kite
405(15)
The Turbo Stunt Kite
420(7)
The Tetrahedron Kite
427(10)
Making a Kite Bag
437(2)
APPENDICES 439(10)
Kite Clubs
440(3)
Kite Events and Festivals
443(3)
Stunt Kiting
446(1)
Kite-Powered Buggy Events
447(1)
Resources Directory
447(1)
Kite Shops
448(1)
Kite Magazines
448(1)
Bibliography 449(2)
Acknowledgments 451(5)
Metric Equivalency Chart 456(3)
Index 459

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