My Delta Kite

By: Jerod Bush

Delta Kite

I choose the Delta Kite because it is the best kite there can be first of all. Second of all it is easy to construct and fly. My kite has 2 sets of wooden dowels on each side so the kite will be very sturdy. I think the design on our kite ( The Gremlin named by Mr.Shannon) is very unique each of us has our name on the kite and simple phrases to express us. Overall I think my Delta kite is a good investment to be made in.

Blue Print for my Delta Kite

To find the surface area of my kite we cut it in half. After cutting it in half it was a triangle and trapezoid. We then found the area of the triangle which was 676 cm squared . After that we found the area of the trapezoid which was 2041 cm squared. The total area of our kite was 2717 cm squared

Kite Math Problem #1

In 1820, George Pocock connected several large kites to a carriage and pulled it from

Southampton to London. Since road taxes were based on the number of horses used to pull a carriage, he was able to avoid any taxes! The 60 mile trip took two hours. Modern

kite buggies now go twice as fast but seldom go as far. How fast was the carriage moving?


The modern kite buggies go 60 miles an hour!

Kite Math Problem #2

The largest kites built in Japan are flown in Hoshubana every May. The kites are 36 feet wide and 48 feet tall with bridle lines more than 100 feet long. It takes fifty members of the O-dako (Giant Kite) Association of Hoshubana to launch this giant creation. Each team member is suitably uniformed in a traditional festival jacket that matches the kite. The kite is made from individual pieces of rice paper, each glued together at the edges. If each sheet is 18 inches wide and 24 inches tall, how many sheets are needed to create the sail of this Japanese kite?


576 sheets are needed to make the giant kite.

Kite Math Problem #3

Under the direction of Harry Osborne, the Edmonds Community College kite team kept a

parafoil in the air from August 21 to August 29, 1982. Their 180 hour, 17 minute flight created a world record for duration flying. If there we eight members of the team, and

each took three hour shifts watching the kite, how many shifts would each team member be responsible for?


Each team member would be responsible for 7.5 shifts on flying the kite.

Us working on the kite

Creating a model kite in math really helped us when creating our flying model in science because we had prior knowledge of making a kite. We used that prior knowledge to make " The Gremlin".