# Bulding a diamond kite

## blueprint

to make a diamond kite Take two strong bamboo sticks--one 90 centimeters long and the other 102 centimeters--and tie them together with butcher cord or garden twine to form a cross. The sticks should meet at the very center of the short stick and a third of the distance of the long stick. Cut a notch into the ends of each stick with a knife.Wrap string in a loop at the top of the cross and then run the string from one tip of each stick to the other, forming a diamond around the sticks. Fit the string into each notch, make another loop ate the bottom of the cross and wrap the end of the string around the top stick. Make sure the string is tight without bending the sticks.Lay the kite frame on top of a sheet of strong paper that is 102 centimeters square. Cut away the excess material to form a diamond, making the diamond sheet two to three centimeters wider than the actual frame. Fold the extra margin of paper over the string and glue it tightly in place.Tie a piece of string about 122 centimeters long to both loops on the frame to form the bridle. Tie the actual kite string to the bridle; if you don&apos;t have an actual kite string on a reel, use several meters of string and wrap it around a short stick.Make a tail for the kite by taking one more piece of string--about 100 to 150 centimeters--and tying small ribbons to it about 10 centimeters apart. Tie this tail to the bottom loop on the kite. A tail isn&apos;t necessary, but it can help balance the kite.Read more: How to Make Your Own Diamond Kite | eHow http://www.ehow.com/how_4546031_make-diamond-kite.html#ixzz2TJZfco6f

## Kite Math Problems

PROBLEM ONE: In 1820, George Pocock connected several large kites to a carriage and pulled it from Southhampton 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 carriage was moving at .5 miles per hour.

PROBLEM TWO: Under the direction of Harry Osborne, the Edmonds Community College3 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 were 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 will be responsible for 7.5 shifts.

## Creating a Model Kite

Creating a model kite help me make my kite in science because when it came to make a bigger version I knew what to do. It is good to create a model kite so when you mess up you can learn from your mistakes. Creating a model kite helps you plan the design of your kite step by step.  Also another reason you need to make a model kite is because you will need the measurments to be correct so your kite will fly.

## Kite surface area and breaking it down

surface area is very important, specially when you want your kite to fly. To find the surface area i had to draw a kite then cut it into the most shapes i could make. These two shapes i mad were two triangles. I then had to find the base and height of the two triangles and as we all know the area of a triangle is base times height divided by two.

## Kite history

The Diamond kite is probably the most recognized type of kite in the Western world today. For centuries it has remained popular due to its stable and reliable flying characteristics. Diamonds are simple to make too, which makes them a popular choice for children. Some people refer to Diamonds as &apos;2 stick kites&apos;. The two sticks are the vertical spar running from nose to tail, and the horizontal or &apos;cross&apos; spar going side to side. Although not often seen now, the Diamond kite design can be flown with a bowed cross spar. If positioned close enough to the nose, this eliminates the need for a tail.