By: Amelia Morales
History of The Delta Kite.
Of all types of kites the Delta kite is most commonly recommended to beginners by shops and festival commentators, for good reason. This kite is easy to launch and flies on the lightest breezes. These characteristics have pushed along the popularity of this design to huge levels!!! Despite having only a fraction of the histroy of the Diamond and perhaps even the Sled kite. Dan Leigh is a person who has been desgning kites since 1974 and specializes in the Delta configuration.
Creating My Kite!
Me and my group work on our kite.
Another group working hard!
Others in my class working on their kites, and our group in the back!
We went out and flew a kite!
Measurements of The Kite
My measuments are in cm. 57.5 cm. in width, and 75.5 cm. in length. We decomposed it into 4 rectangles. We added up all the rectangles and got 532.0.
Kite Word Problems!!!
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? The carriage was moving 120. PROBLEM THREE: 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? Each team member would have 7.5 shifts.