The Delta Kite
The Making of a Delta Kite
The kite We are making is a delta kite.
Our Model Kite
Next We will talk about the Math Problems We Chose
Math Problem Three
PROBLEM THREE: Under the direction of Harry Osborne, the Edmond Community College kite team kept a para foil 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?
Answer: Each person had 7½ three hour shifts. We got this by making 180 hours into 10817 minutes. After that I divided it by 180. 180 is 3 hours in minutes. The answer was 60 shifts. We divided 60 by 8 and got 7½ shifts per person.
Math Problem Five
PROBLEM FIVE: On February 28, 1989, in Milton Massachusetts, near the Blue Hill Observatory outside of Boston, a large box kite with about 86 square feet of sail rose more than two miles over the earth's surface. The kite's flying line was piano wire with a breaking strength of 330 pounds. The flight was conducted by meteorologists Henry Helm Clayton and A.E. Sweetland. Eventually they determined that their kite had risen to an altitude of 12,471 feet. How can you measure the altitude of a kite using
Answer: You can measure your altitude with the length of your string that is connected to the kite. You can mark the highest point on your rope then pull down the kite. Later on you measure the length.