Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - kites - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:38:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Flying Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Flying-Can/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 19:12:04 PDT
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
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! ...
By: TimAnderson

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Thu, 24 May 2007 12:19:38 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
Thistle Wind Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Thistle-Wind-Indicator/
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By: Fikjast Scott

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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 05:15:03 PDT
Sierpiński Tetrahedron Fractal Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Sierpiński-Tetrahedron-Fractal-Kite/
Sierpiński Tetrahedron Fractal Kite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/WM1U/HM8DHDB1/FIKWM1UHM8DHDB1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/WM1U/HM8DHDB1/FIKWM1UHM8DHDB1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/WM1U/HM8DHDB1/FIKWM1UHM8DHDB1.SMALL.jpg technoplastique Paper is a very traditional way of making kites, and tetrahedrons are particularly easy to fly. This superlight version is designed for light breeze conditions. I used a Sierpiński tetrahedron fractal model for extra visual interest. I made it metallic gold because I'd like to try flying at night, a...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:01:57 PDT
TARDIS Box Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/TARDIS-Box-Kite/
TARDIS Box Kite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/MHSH/H2MYJVHY/FE8MHSHH2MYJVHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/MHSH/H2MYJVHY/FE8MHSHH2MYJVHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/MHSH/H2MYJVHY/FE8MHSHH2MYJVHY.SMALL.jpg pie popper I've looked in the sky for the blue box, but I haven't seen it yet. And I am not as a good at waiting as Amy Pond... So, I made one myself! The following eight steps detail how I made my TARDIS kite, in the hopes that you might be able to make one too. Materials You will need the following: Sev...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:14:19 PDT
Build a delta kite from an umbrella http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-delta-kite-from-an-umbrella/
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By: bigape

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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...
By: Matt2 Silver

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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/
Sail A Ship Kite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/CNOY/HLZRQ3XS/FWICNOYHLZRQ3XS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/CNOY/HLZRQ3XS/FWICNOYHLZRQ3XS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/CNOY/HLZRQ3XS/FWICNOYHLZRQ3XS.SMALL.jpg shazni Kites are very special....practically every single kid flies one...be it a store bought one or a bag tied with a string ....desperately trying to fly it! Most people have made a kite at some point in their life...but i have a confession...I have never made one...we used a store bought one when we we...
By: shazni

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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...
By: The Smoky Badger

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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:09:56 PDT
Spinning Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Kite/
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 06:08:32 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...
By: th3_jungle_inv3ntor

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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:09:27 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
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
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
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
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
Sew a loop end on a line http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-loop-end-on-a-line/
Sew a loop end on a line - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/HDGX/GS0461DH/FABHDGXGS0461DH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/HDGX/GS0461DH/FABHDGXGS0461DH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/HDGX/GS0461DH/FABHDGXGS0461DH.SMALL.jpg Sky-Monkey Loops are sewn into the ends of lines on paragliders, certain kites, and many other applications. It is a very strong way of creating a loop, and it does not snag as easily as a knot would This is meant to be a very basic overview of how I sew a loop into the end of a line. I intend to keep it a br...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 00:04:56 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
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...
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Thu, 21 Dec 2006 04:49:33 PST
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...
By: emilyfis

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Thu, 14 May 2009 21:17:48 PDT