Diamond Kite

The History and Atributes of A Diamond Kite

The Blueprint of My Diamond Kite

Our diamond kite was not very large, but had a great surface area. It spine was 92 cm long, and our spreader was 60 cm long. From the part where the spreader and spine where connected over ( < and > ), was 30 cm long, and from the part where the spine and spreder connected up ( ^ ) was 32 cm long. Another measurement which was where the spine and spreader connect downward was 60 cm long. With that being said , our top 2 right angle triangles of our kite had a surface area that was a total of 960 cm, and our 2 bottom right angle triangles of our kite where a combined total of 1800 cm. Once we figured that out, we added them together and got the total surface area of our kite which was 2,760 cm.

Diamond Kites

Problem 1

PROBLEM ONE: In 1820, George Pocock connected several large kites to a carriage and pulled it from Southampton 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? Answer: 30 mph

Problem 2

Under the direction of Harry Osborne, the Edmonds Community College 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 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:7hr. 50 mins