THE SUPER KITE
By: Kenneth Carreon
Faster than a speeding bullet by il biggo
How we came up with the name.
We couldn't put the famous S on the kite for legal purposes,so we put KCT. It stands for Kenneth,Coby, and Tristan. Below is the front side and the back side.
THE HISTORY OF THE KITE
The First Kite
The earliest written account of kite flying was about 200 B.C. when the Chinese General Han Hsin of the Han Dynasty flew a kite over the walls of a city he was attacking to measure how far his army would have to tunnel to reach past the defenses. Knowing this distance his troops reached the inside of the city, surprised their enemy, and were victorious.
First Recreational Kites
In Japan kites were being used by kids and adults at festivals to keep the bad spirits away. The Japanese Dynasty dismissed the pastime as a distraction to their work. Later the Samurai class would get to fly them as a signal of peace in the country.
World War I
During World War I, the British, French, Italian, and Russian armies all used kites for enemy observation and signaling. The introduction of airplanes quickly made these units obsolete. The German Navy continued to use man-lifting box kites to increase the viewing range of surface-cruising submarines.
World War 2
n World War II, the US Navy found several uses for kites. Harry Saul's Barrage Kite prevented airplanes from flying too low over targets. Pilots lost at sea raised the Gibson-Girl Box kite so they could be found. And Paul Garber's Target Kite, a large steerable Diamond was used for target practice and aircraft recognition at sea.
Back to Just Fun
After World War 2 the airplane started to replace the kite in the military and scientific research. The kite returned to just Recreational purposes
How to do Kite Tricks
sport kite tricks
2013 Blossom Kite Festival in Washington, DC
The Kite Creator
The kite was said to be the invention of the famous 5th century BC Chinese philosophers Mozi and Lu Ban. By 549 AD, paper kites were being flown — in that year a paper kite was used as a message for a rescue mission. Ancient and mediaeval Chinese sources list other uses of kites for measuring distances, testing the wind, lifting men, signalling, and military communication.