Sports KITE PROJECT

ISAAC OKORO

Blue Print

Step 1: You cut out a diamond on a trashbag or a piece of paper if you want. Step 2: Get the sticks and make a cross, then tape the edges of the sticks. Step 3: Then you tape the string to the back of the diamond kite. Step 4: After that wrap the string around anything you can find around your house. Step 5: Last but not least you could make your kite look beautiful.

Diamond Kites In Action

"Over the centuries since Diamond kites were first popular in Europe, they have been used for many practical purposes. For example, aerial photography, meteorological observations and the transmission of long-range radio signals. In this regard, their history has a distinct similarity to the history of Box kites. Only Box kites came along much later, since the late 1800s, and did all these things better!""But what are diamond kites used for in the new Millennium? Just having fun, it seems! Apart from a handful of hobbyists perhaps, the great majority of Diamonds these days are relatively small, colorful kites mainly marketed to children. That doesn't stop a few older kite nuts like yours truly flying them as well!""There is no end to the variety of decoration on the mass-produced Diamond kites. Actually, not all are mass produced. A small percentage of the market is still supplied by dedicated and skillful kite-makers who offer true flying works of art. These custom kites cost a bit more, of course."Due to the simplicity of the 2-stick kite, many people still make them from scratch at least once in their lives. One of these kites can be made quite sloppily and yet still be expected to fly, with some experimentation with the bridle attachment point. Thats the beauty of a simple Diamond kite.

Some Background About Kites

"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.""The bow can be achieved by tensioning the spar with string, causing it flex. Alternatively, the cross spar can be in 2 pieces with these then joined to the vertical spar at an angle.This is called dihedral."\"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."

Basic Makeup Of A Diamond

"overall size varies of course, although most Diamonds are less than a meter (3 feet) tall""the cross spar might cross nearly in the center, making an almost square shape, or it might cross close to the top of the kite for a more classic Diamond shape""construction can be with or without a line threaded around the tips of the sticks, forming a Diamond outline""all flat Diamonds need a tail, but this can be a flat ribbon, several thin flat ribbons, a line with bows, or just about anything that streams out and drags in the wind""decoration of home-made kites takes many forms and shop-bought kites are also available in colorful designs""with the cross spar bowed enough and mounted high enough on the vertical spar, a Diamond is stable enough to fly without a tail""the bridle is traditionally attached to the kite in 2 places on the vertical spar, and not necessarily at each extreme end of the spar""traditionally, the sail was paper but these days plastic, nylon or polyester is common"

Kite Shape

I picked this kite shape because i like doing diamond kites and i justed wanted to put basketball on it.

Making model kite

Making the model here was easy then when we went to science class to do the real thing it was simply because i had alreadly didnt but it was hard to because i tryed to make it hard so it wouldnt be simply and i would have got better at doing it.

Diamond Kite History

"On that first point, there is apparently an illustration in an old document that proves this. The book dates to 1618, and shows children flying Diamond shaped kites in the town of Middelburg, Holland (now The Netherlands). It's fairly safe to assume that such kites were flown in various parts of Europe right into the 1700s." "A lot could be written about the scientists in the 1700s and 1800s who used kites for various purposes. Benjamin Franklin's famous experiments with kites and electricity were performed in the mid 1700s. We know he used a Diamond kite from the text of a letter he wrote in October 1752. In it, he described how to make a kite from a 'large, thin silk handkerchief' and 'a small cross of two light strips of cedar'. "
Over 5000 years ago ancient Chinese people flew kites