Diamond Kites

By: Adam Johnson

Blue Print of Diamond Kite

This is a blue print I made of a diamond kite. In this blue print I included measurements and procedures of making your kite.

Bridle and Fly lines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk2qiFWMlZI  This video shows you how to make the bridle and fly line for a Diamond Kite to be able to fly. It gives step-by-step procedures and visuals on how to build a bridle and fly-line for a Diamond Kite.

Diamond Kites in Flight

Question 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?  30 mph