Introduction: The 10-Cent Kite

This is a simple Kite that only uses about 10 cents of material to build.

Step 1: Get the Stuff

Step 2: Build the Keeper-Opener-Thingy

Step 3: Mount the Keeper-Opener-Thingy

Step 4: String It Up

Step 5: The Final Touch


thebutler (author)2012-02-14

put a hold about the size of a quarter in the top it gets more stabilized and it sucks air in more and it goes higher

Pfarmkid (author)2011-10-15

random toes

Kiteman (author)2009-10-07

Technically, what you have made here is a drogue - it generates no lift, just drag.

Fasten the string higher up, so that the frame tilts towards the flier, and you might get lift, but you'll probably need a tail as well.

Fun make, though.

quesoman (author)Kiteman2010-04-19

Will something like this create enough drag to pull a person across the street on a skateboard? given the right amount of wind.

Mr Cheeseo (author)quesoman2010-04-20

Maybe hypothetically.  If there is enough wind and enough kites than it will work.  Please post a movie of you're attempt.

Cheato (author)2009-10-21

actually I've made one of these before and they are fun if u have a little wind and no kite on hand. To bad it has no lift.

pancho del rancho (author)2009-10-07

10 cent kite            \

or paracuthe

heyday (author)2009-10-07

I was looking for something like this for quite a while. Only question: in the intro the plastic bag is with bottom and in step 3 the bottom is cut off?

Mr Cheeseo (author)heyday2009-10-07

Thanks for the nice comment.  The bottom is there in all the steps but in some it might appear that way.  The first three pics show a different bag then the other ones.

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