Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - kites - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:51:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 Glider 2m wingspan http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-2m-wingspan-Glider-blackbird/
Glider 2m wingspan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/0FVE/HVC1HMHC/FLJ0FVEHVC1HMHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/0FVE/HVC1HMHC/FLJ0FVEHVC1HMHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/0FVE/HVC1HMHC/FLJ0FVEHVC1HMHC.SMALL.jpg tvan den langenbergh Hello Follow the steps to make this simple 2m wingspan glider. i'm not a profesional builder. I hope you can use it as an inspiration. Greetzyour flying enthousiast Thomas Construct base form Make the body by cutting balsa beams length aprox : 70 cm (27.6 in) and 4 cm (1.6 in) wide. Note for a s...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 07:35:34 PDT
Flying a Powered Paraglider http://www.instructables.com/id/Flying-a-Powered-Paraglider/
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 10:34:57 PST
Thistle Wind Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Thistle-Wind-Indicator/
Thistle Wind Indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/4HS3/HLZGVC3J/FK44HS3HLZGVC3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/4HS3/HLZGVC3J/FK44HS3HLZGVC3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/4HS3/HLZGVC3J/FK44HS3HLZGVC3J.SMALL.jpg Fikjast Scott I use to pull some thistle from the woods to check the wind; with this in mind, I decided to make a holder. A holder that will keep the thistle dry and handy. It is nice to have some thistle available any time of the year. You only need a few thistles down (aka fluff)  to find the wind directio...
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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 05:15:03 PDT
One sheet of paper at wind - Una hoja de papel al viento http://www.instructables.com/id/One-sheet-of-paper-at-wind-Una-hoja-de-papel-al-vi/
One sheet of paper at wind - Una hoja de papel al viento - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/5NJQ/HLFUJEGS/FPB5NJQHLFUJEGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/5NJQ/HLFUJEGS/FPB5NJQHLFUJEGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/5NJQ/HLFUJEGS/FPB5NJQHLFUJEGS.SMALL.jpg kleffa this my tird instructable, and it´s about the Zen of kites, like the Merry Poppins's Song, "with a tupence of paper and string, you can have your own set of wings", yeah a minimal kite only is a paper and string on the wind. ----- este es mi tercer instructable, y es sobre el Zen de las cometas, c...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:09:36 PDT
TARDIS Box Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/TARDIS-Box-Kite/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:14:19 PDT
Sierpiński Tetrahedron Fractal Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Sierpiński-Tetrahedron-Fractal-Kite/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:01:57 PDT
Fabric stunt kite from scratch.. With no sewing! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabric-stunt-kite-from-scratch-With-no-sewing/
Fabric stunt kite from scratch.. With no sewing! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/BH96/HM72GXIL/FN1BH96HM72GXIL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/BH96/HM72GXIL/FN1BH96HM72GXIL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/BH96/HM72GXIL/FN1BH96HM72GXIL.SMALL.jpg Intlcup Here is an inexpensive project that I originally intended for a younger crowd (I was excited to build this with my nephew).  total cost was less than $40 including some of the tools I used to build it. Total build time 6-8 hours. Materials and tools needed My goal was to find materials t...
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 03:45:22 PDT
Build a delta kite from an umbrella http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-delta-kite-from-an-umbrella/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:36:53 PDT
Kite Aerial Photography Picavet System - Fun, Simple, and Easy to Build! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kite-Aerial-Photography-Picavet-System-Fun-Simple-/
Kite Aerial Photography Picavet System - Fun, Simple, and Easy to Build! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/P7TH/HLZRU990/F9DP7THHLZRU990.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/P7TH/HLZRU990/F9DP7THHLZRU990.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/P7TH/HLZRU990/F9DP7THHLZRU990.SMALL.jpg Matt2 Silver In this Instructable I will be teaching you how to build a picavet and camera mount for kite aerial photography/video so that you can capture amazing bird's eye views of the world around you.  The purpose of the picavet is to hold and stabilize the camera while it is attached to the kite so that you...
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:51:08 PDT
Sail A Ship Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Sail-A-Ship-Kite/
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:19:22 PDT
Tiny Origami dragon kite - pequeño cometa de dragón de origami http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Origami-dragon-kite-pequeño-cometa-de-dragón-/
Tiny Origami dragon kite - pequeño cometa de dragón de origami - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/XFOS/HLSH91NC/F9HXFOSHLSH91NC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/XFOS/HLSH91NC/F9HXFOSHLSH91NC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/XFOS/HLSH91NC/F9HXFOSHLSH91NC.SMALL.jpg kleffa This is my weekend proyect, based in a simple kite and the origami dragons that I pleated when Iwas child, It is part of a serie of origami dragon kites  and hope you enjoy For the dragon you will need - some pieces of paper (can be a great one) - sew and needle - some of glue /tape - scisors - so...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 23:28:34 PDT
The Sea Monster Kite (seaweed sail & driftwood skeleton) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sea-Monster-Kite-seaweed-sail-driftwood-skelet/
The Sea Monster Kite (seaweed sail & driftwood skeleton) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/O8UE/HLJUQB9U/FCTO8UEHLJUQB9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/O8UE/HLJUQB9U/FCTO8UEHLJUQB9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/O8UE/HLJUQB9U/FCTO8UEHLJUQB9U.SMALL.jpg The Smoky Badger When I was a kid growing up the best place to fly a kite was always at the beach. The powerful wind from the ocean would toss my kite neatly into the sky, and then turn it in a ballet of loops and twirls. When I was walking along the coast of Alameda in San Francisco the other day, I saw a handful o...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:09:56 PDT
Motorized kite string winder! - a piece of junk that works http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-kite-string-winder-a-piece-of-junk-that-/
Motorized kite string winder! - a piece of junk that works - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/QR1H/HLA1SCOH/FXZQR1HHLA1SCOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/QR1H/HLA1SCOH/FXZQR1HHLA1SCOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/QR1H/HLA1SCOH/FXZQR1HHLA1SCOH.SMALL.jpg th3_jungle_inv3ntor Yep, it's a piece of junk.  It is made from all sorts of pieces of junk, but hey, it works.  Forget the sore arms and a tangled mess of kite string and welcome the motorized kite winder!  This project was composed of mostly junk.  Most likely, you won't have the same type of junk I had, but with a...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:09:27 PDT
Make a kite-flying machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-kite-flying-machine/
Make a kite-flying machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/J3GW/HLFUMJVM/F3FJ3GWHLFUMJVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/J3GW/HLFUMJVM/F3FJ3GWHLFUMJVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/J3GW/HLFUMJVM/F3FJ3GWHLFUMJVM.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Many people try to fly microkites in the breeze from a desk fan. Almost every single one fails, due to the extremely turbulent nature of the breeze from a fan. It's worse than trying to fly a full-size kite between tall buildings. This device allows you to fly microkites indoors, and could be seen...
By: Kiteman

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:46:02 PDT
Matchbox Scale Microkite - just a square inch http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Scale-Microkite-under-a-square-inch/
Matchbox Scale Microkite - just a square inch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/PIWC/HLA23NRJ/FPIPIWCHLA23NRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/PIWC/HLA23NRJ/FPIPIWCHLA23NRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/PIWC/HLA23NRJ/FPIPIWCHLA23NRJ.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Kites are cool. They have a long, long history, employ ancient crafts, and feature in many cultures around the world, yet can be made with modern materials to match the most extreme of sports. A branch of the hobby that is often neglected is the microkite - kites as small as your hand, or even smal...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:26:10 PDT
"Stained Glass" Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Stained-Glass-Kite/
"Stained Glass" Kite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/CMDX/HLA1V15C/F3XCMDXHLA1V15C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/CMDX/HLA1V15C/F3XCMDXHLA1V15C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/CMDX/HLA1V15C/F3XCMDXHLA1V15C.SMALL.jpg ProfessorThinkzles An easy decoration made out of tissue paper, construction paper, and string. This is a great craft for kids and adults alike. If you add a lightweight string to this kite, it actually will work!!! Gather Materials While doing this project, you will need: --Tissue Paper --Construction Paper --Glu...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 13:13:22 PDT
How to halve the spar sections of a Flexi Super 10 (if you're foolish enough to try) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-smuggle-a-10ft-kite-onto-an-aeroplane/
How to halve the spar sections of a Flexi Super 10 (if you're foolish enough to try) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/T5P1/HJAI2JCK/FE0T5P1HJAI2JCK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/T5P1/HJAI2JCK/FE0T5P1HJAI2JCK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/T5P1/HJAI2JCK/FE0T5P1HJAI2JCK.SMALL.jpg Tony Rimmer Or -  "how to cut-down a Flexi Super 10 spar from a 3 piece X 1mtr into a 6 piece X 500mm - ish". This is in order to make it small enough to fit into typical luggage. This kite marked the beginning of power kiting in the 1970's.  This is a seriously fantastic wing which in a big wind is hugely fas...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 01:52:38 PDT
DIY Paper Kites http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Paper-Kites/
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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:14:42 PDT
How to Make a Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kite-1/
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Tue, 6 Feb 2007 16:09:22 PST
10 Cell Tetrahedral Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Cell-Treahedral-Kite/
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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 16:43:25 PDT
DIY Hot Air Balloons http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hot-Air-Balloons/
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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:11:45 PDT
Magnetic Kite Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Kite-Lights/
Magnetic Kite Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/CJLR/H0OIUIEX/FZJCJLRH0OIUIEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/CJLR/H0OIUIEX/FZJCJLRH0OIUIEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/CJLR/H0OIUIEX/FZJCJLRH0OIUIEX.SMALL.jpg EH2200 To some, the mention of flying a kite might rouse little more than a yawn. Add some bright LEDs, magnets, and an evening with strong winds and you have something far more exciting. It takes the challenge and fun of kiting to a whole new level - Its kind of like remotely piloting a UFO - Its Kind of ...
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Mon, 9 Apr 2012 10:22:32 PDT
Devil's Kite (Super Easy Paper Kite That Really Flies!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Devils-Kite-Super-Easy-Paper-Kite-That-Really-Fl/
Devil's Kite (Super Easy Paper Kite That Really Flies!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/PR94/GUEON7SL/F67PR94GUEON7SL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/PR94/GUEON7SL/F67PR94GUEON7SL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/PR94/GUEON7SL/F67PR94GUEON7SL.SMALL.jpg lunchweek What I will show you is a traditional Turkish kite called "Seytan Ucurtmasi", which means "Devil's Kite". It's so easy, that a 5 year old can make and fly it. Materials You'll Need You'll need a few easy to find household items: - Square paper of any kind and size. Something light is better. (Ev...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 16:53:25 PDT
The Flying Scrooge: Ornithopter of Household Items http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Flying-Scrooge%3a-Ornithopter-of-Household-Items/
The Flying Scrooge: Ornithopter of Household Items - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/G6IM/POYEZR79P48/F2NG6IMPOYEZR79P48.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/G6IM/POYEZR79P48/F2NG6IMPOYEZR79P48.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/G6IM/POYEZR79P48/F2NG6IMPOYEZR79P48.SMALL.jpg royalestel This instructable will show you how to make a nifty flying model known as an ornithopter from cheap to free stuff. An ornithopter is a lot like a model airplane, but it flaps its wings like a bird or an insect, and is a lovely sight to watch in flight. This is pretty easy to build; you really only ...
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Mon, 26 Mar 2007 16:03:37 PDT
5-minute Boomrang http://www.instructables.com/id/5-minute-Boomrang/
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Thu, 18 Nov 2010 03:13:31 PST
How to make a transparent kite with text http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-transparent-kite-with-text/
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Sun, 20 Jun 2010 07:57:16 PDT
simple stunt kite http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-stunt-kite/
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By: Casimir

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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 08:00:26 PDT
Sew a loop end on a line http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-loop-end-on-a-line/
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 00:04:56 PDT
Kite boarding bar http://www.instructables.com/id/Kite-boarding-bar/
Kite boarding bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/EUX3/TWREP27SEXI/FDOEUX3TWREP27SEXI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/EUX3/TWREP27SEXI/FDOEUX3TWREP27SEXI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/EUX3/TWREP27SEXI/FDOEUX3TWREP27SEXI.SMALL.jpg radiorental Carbon fibre tangle free spinning bling blingin kite control system with integrated handles and manually activated release mechanism, now with colour coded leaders. Parts List 1/4" double braid for rear leaders. Bungee and sheath for safety leash. Longhorn or similar bar. 3/8" center line, doub...
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Wed, 7 Sep 2005 14:54:25 PDT
Solar Hot Air Balloon Message-in-a-Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hot-Air-Balloon-Message-in-a-Bottle/
Solar Hot Air Balloon Message-in-a-Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/22M1/GQKM4OIO/FTT22M1GQKM4OIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/22M1/GQKM4OIO/FTT22M1GQKM4OIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/22M1/GQKM4OIO/FTT22M1GQKM4OIO.SMALL.jpg crrdlx This is a hot air balloon made from trash bags and heated by the sun. Once airborne, it should stay up 'til the sun goes down or behind the clouds. Needless to say, it can travel a long, long way. Attached to it is a "message-in-a-bottle" asking anyone who might find it to email their location, just...
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:11:26 PDT
A Box Kite! (that's almost bigger than my wife!) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Box-Kite!-that-s-almost-bigger-than-my-wife!/
A Box Kite! (that's almost bigger than my wife!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/IA93/YDGEV2ZD2PU/FEOIA93YDGEV2ZD2PU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/IA93/YDGEV2ZD2PU/FEOIA93YDGEV2ZD2PU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/IA93/YDGEV2ZD2PU/FEOIA93YDGEV2ZD2PU.SMALL.jpg marcward86 My wife had a sad little kite, a super grover kite, and she needed a new one. So, I made her a new one. (obviously). Materials Things you need: Tools: Scissors (or hot-cutter) Needle and Thread Handsaw Materials: 8 1/4"x36" Wood Dowel rods 4 1/4"x18" Wood Dowel rods 2 yards .075 oz Ripstop Nyl...
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Mon, 1 Jan 2007 14:56:17 PST
DIY Human Powered Wooden Hydrofoil - The "Hydrothopter" http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Human-Powered-Hydrofoil----The-%22Hydrothopter%22/
DIY Human Powered Wooden Hydrofoil - The "Hydrothopter" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/UGL0/F2297C5X/F4BUGL0F2297C5X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/UGL0/F2297C5X/F4BUGL0F2297C5X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/UGL0/F2297C5X/F4BUGL0F2297C5X.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Behold! The HYDROTHOPTER! The human powered hydrofoil you can build yourself. It's made from mother nature's favorite material, WOOD! As seen in Fly a Human Powered Hydrofoil, this amazing thing will be bigger than the Segway and the Internet put together! Do you like this Instructable? Digg it! ...
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Thu, 24 May 2007 12:19:38 PDT
Duct Tape/Bamboo/Drop Cloth 'WingKite' http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-TapeBambooDrop-Cloth-WingKite/
Duct Tape/Bamboo/Drop Cloth 'WingKite' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/CDJD/GPAS2EU7/F7SCDJDGPAS2EU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/CDJD/GPAS2EU7/F7SCDJDGPAS2EU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/CDJD/GPAS2EU7/F7SCDJDGPAS2EU7.SMALL.jpg LeonArchiTesla Bamboo is a tough, natural, multi-use substance that is readily available in the summer and has been used for ages in a wide range of activities. Here’s our Instructable for how to make a duct tape, bamboo and ground cloth ‘WingKite’ for use with a skateboard, kayak, surfboard, etc. This ‘Kite’ has...
By: LeonArchiTesla

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 17:11:06 PDT
Very Simple Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-Simple-Kite/
Very Simple Kite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/EN5R/GGPF45EV/F87EN5RGGPF45EV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/EN5R/GGPF45EV/F87EN5RGGPF45EV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/EN5R/GGPF45EV/F87EN5RGGPF45EV.SMALL.jpg Verdantic Easy to fly and easy to build, I don't think it's possible to make a simpler kite than this!  Watch as your kite performs exciting aerial manoeuvres and darts through the air with an agility rivalling that of the most acrobatic bird! Gather Materials You will need: - A rectangular piece of paper...
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Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:04:14 PST
How to Make a Plastic Bullet Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Plastic-Bullet-Kite/
How to Make a Plastic Bullet Kite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OHES/G825RF4C/FQ1OHESG825RF4C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OHES/G825RF4C/FQ1OHESG825RF4C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OHES/G825RF4C/FQ1OHESG825RF4C.SMALL.jpg uncoiled.tiger A super easy and cheap to make that also flies like a mighty eagle on a sunny day. Not to mention it's rather good at demonstrating some basics of aerodynamic theory: lift, gravity and drag. Things you will need... In order to make your kite you will need:-A sheet of plastic that measures 33 1/2"...
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Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:11:05 PDT
Easy Paper Kite for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Paper-Kite-for-Kids/
Easy Paper Kite for Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/G11I/G79DHY50/FG8G11IG79DHY50.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/G11I/G79DHY50/FG8G11IG79DHY50.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/G11I/G79DHY50/FG8G11IG79DHY50.SMALL.jpg ReadsInTrees This Instructable will show you how to make a simple, easy-to-make, easy-to-fly, paper kite that is great for kids. Materials To make this kite, you will need: 1. 8.5"x11" piece of paper.  This is your standard copy paper size. Regular paper works fine, but I like card stock because it's a litt...
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Sun, 28 Mar 2010 08:32:03 PDT
Trip Log: Outrigger Canoe Sailing the California Channel Islands http://www.instructables.com/id/Outrigger-Canoe-Sail-Channel-Islands/
Trip Log: Outrigger Canoe Sailing the California Channel Islands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/T4OD/G0GBN6NQ/FW3T4ODG0GBN6NQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/T4OD/G0GBN6NQ/FW3T4ODG0GBN6NQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/T4OD/G0GBN6NQ/FW3T4ODG0GBN6NQ.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson These amazing Islands are right here off the California coast. Part national park, part privately conserved. Seen like a mirage from the mainland, they beckon you to sail there in an outrigger canoe. Kathleen Mckee and myself did just that in Oct 2009. This is the log from that trip. A month later I...
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Wed, 7 Oct 2009 15:57:39 PDT
A Garbage Bag Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Garbage-Bag-Kite/
A Garbage Bag Kite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/57ZX/WW9EP27QZHC/FMR57ZXWW9EP27QZHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/57ZX/WW9EP27QZHC/FMR57ZXWW9EP27QZHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/57ZX/WW9EP27QZHC/FMR57ZXWW9EP27QZHC.SMALL.jpg mta This is a simple project to do with kids. All you need are two sticks, a bag, string and scissors and you have a kite! The Materials You will need: a plastic bag, string, two sticks, scissors and ribbon. Tie the Frame Take the two sticks - they can be garden stakes, dowels, straight twigs, s...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2005 17:48:53 PDT
Make a tiny, transparent kite from broom bristles. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-tiny-transparent-kite-from-broom-bristles/
Make a tiny, transparent kite from broom bristles. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/KNCN/FXK6BQG9/F92KNCNFXK6BQG9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/KNCN/FXK6BQG9/F92KNCNFXK6BQG9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/KNCN/FXK6BQG9/F92KNCNFXK6BQG9.SMALL.jpg Kiteman This isn't the smallest kite in the world, but it's probably the smallest that most people will make.Add to that the fact that it is made of no specialist materials at all, and you're ready to make a tiny marvel.(I'll highlight the materials you need as we go along, but you can substitute many other...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:21:36 PDT
Bell Tetrahedral Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Bell-Tetrahedral-Kite/
Bell Tetrahedral Kite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/XQFM/FUI0SH3J/FPBXQFMFUI0SH3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/XQFM/FUI0SH3J/FPBXQFMFUI0SH3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/XQFM/FUI0SH3J/FPBXQFMFUI0SH3J.SMALL.jpg emilyfis Alexander Graham Bell used tetrahedral kites in the early 1900s to disprove the theory that size detrimentally effected a flying machine's ability to get off the ground. This Instructable will show you how to make your own tetrahedral kite using bendable drinking straws and Tyvek. It's similar in it...
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Thu, 14 May 2009 21:17:48 PDT
Make a Hydrofoil Blade from Windsurfer Fins http://www.instructables.com/id/Hastyfoil/
Make a Hydrofoil Blade from Windsurfer Fins - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/NA9F/FSE8LANR/FZFNA9FFSE8LANR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/NA9F/FSE8LANR/FZFNA9FFSE8LANR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/NA9F/FSE8LANR/FZFNA9FFSE8LANR.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Here's how to graft two windsurfer fins together to make the lifting part of a hydrofoil.I lost the front hydrofoil blade from one of my Aquaskippers. This new blade works great as a replacement.The foil section is just right for the purpose. And it's a really quick project.The resulting blade is st...
By: TimAnderson

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Mon, 16 Mar 2009 23:30:30 PDT
Some Kiting Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Some-Kiting-Basics/
Some Kiting Basics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/PB9T/N39EXCFG421/FJ0PB9TN39EXCFG421.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/PB9T/N39EXCFG421/FJ0PB9TN39EXCFG421.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/PB9T/N39EXCFG421/FJ0PB9TN39EXCFG421.SMALL.jpg Kiteman A bunch of useful kite-stuff I've written, gathered into one place. Single-Line Kites: a basic glossary. Kite flying is a popular hobby with many faces: traditional family pass-time; art form; traditional craft; science; extreme sport. Unfortunately, people new to kiting sometimes get confused by...
By: Kiteman

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Sat, 27 Jan 2007 12:14:13 PST
Greg Milano's Wheelbarrow Wheel Landyacht http://www.instructables.com/id/Greg-Milano-s-Wheelbarrow-Wheel-Landyacht/
Greg Milano's Wheelbarrow Wheel Landyacht - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/9QKM/F4QI3XDT/FZD9QKMF4QI3XDT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/9QKM/F4QI3XDT/FZD9QKMF4QI3XDT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/9QKM/F4QI3XDT/FZD9QKMF4QI3XDT.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Greg Milano works with disabled people in Alameda California. He bought this homebrew landyacht secondhand and has been fixing it up for his clients to use.It uses wheelbarrow wheels and a windsurfer sail. It carries two people in comfort and comes apart for transport.In this video the frame twists ...
By: TimAnderson

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Mon, 30 Jul 2007 16:17:47 PDT
The kiteboogie: keep your tush 7 inches off the ground and go way too fast http://www.instructables.com/id/The-kiteboogie%3a--keep-your-tush-7-inches-off-the-g/
The kiteboogie: keep your tush 7 inches off the ground and go way too fast - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/0X2C/F6S98EC1/FTQ0X2CF6S98EC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/0X2C/F6S98EC1/FTQ0X2CF6S98EC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/0X2C/F6S98EC1/FTQ0X2CF6S98EC1.SMALL.jpg prank Let's face it: kites are awesome. Especially steerable kites that can pull you off the ground. While last weekend was pretty enjoyable(snorkeling with harbor seals in la jolla and sleeping on beaches), I decided I needed a higher-velocity activity this weekend. The plan was to build a basic kite...
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Thu, 20 Sep 2007 06:44:31 PDT
Kite Powered Land Proa http://www.instructables.com/id/Kite-Powered-Land-Proa/
Kite Powered Land Proa - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/IGDF/V44EV2ZKLCU/FTZIGDFV44EV2ZKLCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/IGDF/V44EV2ZKLCU/FTZIGDFV44EV2ZKLCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/IGDF/V44EV2ZKLCU/FTZIGDFV44EV2ZKLCU.SMALL.jpg Leon Close Inspired largely by this Instructable, here is my rough, quick and dirty attempt at building a sailing beach toy. Frame The photos explain this fairly well. Some scrap Pinus Crapiata and 9mm exterior plywood make up the basic frame. I assembled these parts using self drive wood screws, a couple o...
By: Leon Close

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Thu, 21 Dec 2006 04:49:33 PST