# Edo Kite by Thelma and Louise

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## Introduction: Edo Kite by Thelma and Louise

We created this instructable as part of the Kite Unit in Mr. Skinner's Project Future class at Escalante Middle School.

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## Step 1: Step 1: Materials

- 3 pieces of any color of tissue paper that is 20"x30" inches

- 4 bamboo spars that are 50 inches long

- a pencil

- meter stick

-scissors

- a spool of string

- a bottle of glue all

- 2 binder clips

## Step 2: Step 2: Create the Sail

Get the color of tissue paper that you want to use for the main color of your kite and fold it in half hamburger style. Then get your meter stick and measure the folded tissue paper 14 1/2 inches horizontally from the fold then 18 1/2 inches vertically from the fold and draw the lines lightly with your pencil. Add one binder clip in the margins of the paper to both sides of where you're going to cut then get your scissors and cut on the lines that you drew all the way to the end of your paper going up and across until the whole boarder is cut off. Take the clips off the scrapes and you can leave the scrapes for decoration or throw them away. Then unfold your paper and you have the main shape of your kite.

## Step 4: Step 4: Bow the Spars to Create a Dihedral

Definition of lift: To move or bring upward from the ground or other support to a higher position.

Definition of drag: To pull with force or effort or to pull heavily or slowly along.

Definition of dihedral effect: The stability of an object due to how well two areas of it are tied together or put together to help make it fly at an angle.

The bamboo spars that are used in the making of this kite don't break easily so it's going to be easy to create a dihedral by gently bending the spars. What you do is cut a piece of your string about 20 inches long and get the top of your kite where the spare going horizontally is and take an end of it that's hanging off and put the string around it and tie a knot. Then pull the end of the string to the other side of that spar and make a loop knot on the end of the string so that when you put the loop on that end of the spar you can easily take it on and off the spar to release the bend. But make sure that your bend is small and not to tight so your spar doesn't break in the process of making your dihedral. After that go to the spar on the middle line of your kite going horizontally and do the same thing that you did on the top one and make sure that your measurements are the same.

## Step 5: Step 5: Attach the Bridal

The bridal is attached to the side with your decorative stripes.

You put a piece of tape in the middle of your kite, poke a hole so it does not rip.

Then thread the string threw that hole.

After that put two more holes at the top of your kite.

They will be an inch from the edge on both sides.

Thread the string threw two holes, then use another string and attach them 12 inches upwards towards the ceiling.

Connect all the strings so that they meet about a foot off the front of your kite.

Attach a string to this connection and fly your Edo!

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