Kite Project Fly It

Justin Swint

Kite Blue Print

This is my blue print for my amazing della porta kite.

Della Porta

The della porta kite is a big rectangular kite. It is a good light kite. The only heavy thing are the wooden dowels. My kite is soft and can fly really high. Also it looks very nice.

Test your skill Part I

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? The carriage was moving 120 as fast.

Test your skill Part II

The largest kites built in Japan are

flown in Hoshubana every May. The kites are 36 feet wide

and 48 feet tall with bridle lines more than 100 feet long. It

takes fifty members of the O-dako (Giant Kite) Association

of Hoshubana to launch this giant creation. Each team

member is suitably uniformed in a traditional festival jacket

that matches the kite. The kite is made from individual

pieces of rice paper, each glued together at the edges. If

each sheet is 18 inches wide and 24 inches tall, how many

sheets are needed to create the sail of this Japanese kite? It takes 1296 inches of sheets to create the sail of the Japanese kite.

Surface Area/Decompose

My kite can be broken down in four triangles. It makes finding the surface area much easier. The surface area of my kite is 1,240cm.