The 10-Cent Kite

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

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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


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    thebutler

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    Kiteman

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    quesomanKiteman

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Mr Cheeseoquesoman

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Cheato

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    heyday

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    Mr Cheeseoheyday

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.