THE SUPER KITE

By: Kenneth Carreon

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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.


Faster than a Speeding Belt

We are trying to make this kite as fast as possible. We are going to use lightweight materials, like tissue papers and garbage bags.

Stronger than a Locomotive

We are not going to use flimsy sticks and easy to rip paper we are going to find the strongest material to withstand harsh winds

Able to Jump a Building in a Single Bound.

We want this kite to go as high as possible. We are going to use a long string connected to the kite to make it go high.

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

Kite Festival

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.