Introduction: Kite - Glider

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This is an easy and quick way of building a glider kite.

To build this you will need:
4 sticks that are 90cm long
Masking Tape
A garbage bag
Super Glue - all purposes

Step 1:

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Start by attaching 2 of the sticks at a 90 degree angle with tape.

Step 2:

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Attach one stick between the two sticks that are at 90 degrees. The sticks should meet at 45 degrees on both sides.

Step 3:

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Attach the last stick down the middle. It should make 45 degrees on both sides.

Step 4:

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Cut the garbage bag so that it has 3 extra cm on each side of the sticks.At the bottom of the kite cut the bag straight but leave 20 cm in the middle. From there make a triangle that meets at the end of the middle stick.

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Put the kite on top of the plastic bag and fold the extra bag and glue it. If necessary put some tape. Tape the middle stick to the bag

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Make small holes in the plastic bag and tie string to the stick. The string should come out the side that has the plastic bag on top.
Out of the garbage bag cut a triangle that has a side of 30 cm and one of 60 cm.
Tape the side that has 60 cm to the kite. Tape the side that 30 cm with the string. The string should come out the other side of the tape. Tape the third side as well.

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Cut strips out of the garbage bag. 4 strips should be enough. Tie the strips together and tape the first one to the end of the middle stick (the tail should be twice the size of the kite). Put some tape in the middle of each strip.


Spanky_McFister (author)2015-12-29

And yet no pictures of it flying....?
This is a must, do I need to explain why?

gerax07 (author)2010-02-05

How come the bag suddenly appears between steps2-3. Can you explain it? I've got a deadline for tomorrow!!! Plz help!!!

kueppers (author)2009-12-11

I dont get this step. Please explain better and have a photo of whole kite

madwarrior (author)2009-04-21

umm what? I get the holes and everything but that last paragraph what does it mean exactly?

walkalongaviation (author)2009-03-14

How do you use this kite as a glider? Could you post a video of it flying?

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