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Kite Paper

  • Date Submitted: 10/29/2013 07:52 PM
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Kite flying has been around for a very long time. The earliest known flying of a kite was dating back to 200 B.C. Chinese general, Han Hsin, flew a kite over an enemy city to determine how far his soldiers would have to tunnel to get past the enemy defenses. Kite flying quickly spread throughout the nation and, eventually, the world. Kites became a scare tactic for many militaries. They were used very tactically. Throughout the years, kites became tools for delivering information, contacting people, etc. Many aspiring inventers used the design of the kite to create innovative inventions to help out the world. The Wright brothers used the kite design to make the first airplane. Meteorologists used kites to raise their tools and instruments into the air to better the results. Schoolmaster, George Pocock had a very strange but innovative use for the kite in 1822. He used a carriage tied to kites to fly through the air at speeds up to 20 miles per hour and had distances recorded up to 100 miles! Kites became helpful to the military in World War I and World War II. But as the airplane became more firmly used the use of kites for military purposes became obsolete and they were deemed more for recreational use. In 1972, the first stunt kite was released by Peter Powell and kites became used for sporting, not just for fun. Competitions and events were staged and kites were even flown in sync to music! In 1999, kite power was used to pull sleds to the North Pole. Kites have revolutionized greatly in the many years they have been around, from military tactics to tools, from tools to transportation, from transportation to recreation. Kites have been around since 200 B.C. and are still used to this day. (http://www.gombergkites.com/nkm/hist1.html)
There are hundreds of different types of kites in today’s modern world. They are broken up into 3 basic categories which are single line kites, dual line kites, and quad line kites. There are hundreds of different shapes and...


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