How to Make a Kite
How to Make a Kite

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Kite Makers and Artists
Peter Lynn Kite Factory -
New Zealand
Ron Gibian KitesCalifornia
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Robert Van WeersNew Zealand
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Most Excellent Flying MachinesAustralia
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Oz FeathersAustralia
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Mike GoddardU.K
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Scott HamptonUnknown, U.S?

Main Kite Sites


The Drachen Foundation, Journal
Drachen Archive  -- Historical Kite Info
The Virtual Kite Zoo
Virtual Kite Festival
National Kite Month
Japanese Kite Art Collection
Documentary on chinese kites
- KiteLife EZine

Kite Site Lists
Andrew Deattie's Kite Directory
Kitelife Links Page
Kitez.com  -- kite page list

Plan Listing Sites
Peter Peters Plans Listing
Flying Circus Kite Plan Page
Open Directory: Kite Plans
Kite Plan Base -- Italian

Kite Plan Sites
Anthony's Kite Workshop
Charlie Charlton's Kite Site
Plans by Geert Donker Duyvis
Drachen Archive -- Historical Kite Info
Traditions Japanese Kite Plans
Ucurtma -- Non-English Plan Ripoffs
75 Kite Plans -- Boy Scout Activities

General Construction
Kite Design & Colours -- TouchSky
General Construction -- Art & Flywork
Bamboo and Centipede
KiteBuilder.com

Sewing Tips
Kite Building Tips and Tricks
Sewing with ribbon tape  -- Art&Fly
Edge Hemming Technique  -- anthony
Sail Panels with Curves
Neals Foil Kite Construction
Kite Sewing 101  -- Sewing ripstop
NASA Parawing  -- Art&Fly

Knots
Kite Flier's Knot Gallery  -- Simo
Kite Knots  -- Gary Engvall
KAP knots and hitches
Kiteing Knots (Dan Leigh's)
alpbutt: Alpine Butterfly
Prusik Knot

Stunt/Power Kites - General
General Stunt Kite Encylopedia
Flying Tips  -- 274kites
Stunt Tricks  -- Peter Peters
Stunt Tricks  -- Andy Wardley

Stunt Kite Plans
Raaseri Stunt Kite Plan -- Simo
Woody, small stunt kite -- (ps)
Joystick Stunt Kite
David Aberdeen - Power Kiter
NASA Parawing -- Art&Fly
NPW9b Gallery -- for ideas
NPWBill Gallery -- more ideas

Stunt Kite Construction
KiteCraft -- Adv. Techniques
Basics of Stunt Kite Design
The Active Bridle
The Dynamic Bridle
Static to Dynamic Conversion

Delta Kites
Dan Leigh Delta Kite Info
Delta Conyne -- Thomiru
Delta Conyne Plan  -- Kitemonger

Rokkaku
Simo Salanne Rok  -- 1.7 meter
Art and Flywork Rokkaku  -- good diagram
Gary Engvall Rokkaku  -- 6 foot
Charlie Charlton Rok  -- 1.2 Metre
Gomberg: Rokkaku Fighting
Shropshire Rok - small mylar

Genki Style Kites
Dragon Kite  -- Duyvis

Rotor Kites
UFO and Rotor Kite Information
Construct an UFO rotating kite
Rolloplane Balsa Rotor Kite Plan
Spinning Janny Page
Chupp Rotor (Autogyro)
Old RotorKite Project Page
Spinning Blimp  -- Paper Strip Fish

Tetrahedral Kites
Tetrahedral Kite Information
Tetrahedral Kite Variations
Kansas City Tetrahedron
TetraLite Kites
Rob and Tony, Tetraherdron Flyers
Ring Connector Tetra Plan
A.G.Bell & Mast Spar Const.  -- in German
Bell Tetrahedral Kite - What Is It
Tetrahedral Principle in Kite Structure
Luna Kite - Tetra variation

Box Kites & Crossdecks
Waldof Box Kite Plans
Starbox
Delta Box Plan  -- Kite Zoo
Waffle (Pely Box Variant)
Tetracaideca Box Kite
Honeycomb Facet Kite  -- KSBG
Cube plan  -- (plain text)

Cody Box Kites
Duyvis's Cody Gallery
Cody War Kites, Plans and Info
Original Cody Kite
Cody's Early Boxkites
Triple Cody Wing Kite  -- in German


Soft Kites

Soft Kite Hints and Tips
Lynn Pilot Parafoil
Le Parafoil - French
Airmonger  -- A no-curves parafoil
Panflute Revisited  -- Anthony
Rowland Flowform Discussion

Circoflex (Ring) Kite
Circoflex Kite Info  -- Anthony
Original Circoflex Plan  -- Anthony
Mini-Circoflex Plan  -- Anthony

Fighter Kites
Gomberg: Flying Fighters
CyberFighter: Fighter Kite Info
Hata Construction
Oz Flare Plan -- AKS, Sydney
Gentle Giant Buka

Sled Kites (for kids & adults)
Flexable Sled Kite Site
Plastic Sled Kite -- ReedDesign
Paper Sled Kite (A3)
Harry Sauls' Sled
Double-Parasled
Double Para-sled  -- German
Sled Kites, An Overview   -- PDF Article

Diamond Kites (for Kids)
El'Cheapo Diamond Kite  -- Anthony
Dr. Deleto's Eddy
(How to) Go and Fly a Kite!
Trad. Paper Diamond - plain text

Paper/Plastic Kites for Kids
Simple A4 Paper Kite  -- Hawaii
ThePaper Kite  -- fold and fly
Paper Sun Kite  -- Anthony
Brooxes Basic Box (copy)
Straw Tetrahedral  -- Glenda Woodburg
Sperm Paper Fold Kite

Other Flat-Bowed Kites
Trad. Edo Kite  -- Japanese Kite Collection
Wau Bulan  -- in french

Miscellaneous Kite Plans
Fantasy Kite Plan
Bamboo and Centipede
Chinese Dragon Kite
Flapping Crow Kite
Ship Kite
Yacht Kite

Kite Classroom Info
Kites in the Classroom  -- AKA, Melb.
Kites in the Classroom  -- Virtual Zoo
Kites as an Educational Tool
Kites, Kids and Education  -- Dave Ellis
Kite History  -- National Kite Month
Prof. Kite and How to Fly Kites
Kite History  -- Carnet de Vol
Kites On A Roll

Tails and Streamers
Spinsock Plan  -- KiteMonger
Basic Tube Tail  -- kitemonger
Twisty Tube Tail Plan  -- Anthony
Double Twist Tube Plan  -- Anthony
Helical Spinner
Gomberg Kites, line laundry for sale

Balls, Bols and
Inflatable Line Laundry

Hemisphere Parachute Design
4 foot Bol Plan
Duck Windsock
Fat Fish Windsock
Le Serpent  -- in French

Messengers
Paper Messengers  -- the original message
Anthony's Lifting Messenger
Pulley Line Dropper  -- Art&FlyWork
Static Line Dropper  -- Wind Climbers
Dropper (Hoist, and pull line)  -- KSGB

Parafauna
Ecoll's Parafauna Resources
Arthur Dibble Parachuting Bears
Collected Parafauna Info in Dutch

Kite Photography (KAP)
KAP E-Resources
KAP Network
Scott Haefner KAP
Simon Harbord, KAP (Castles)

Techniques
Bill Nelson's Ice Cube Trigger
David Williamson, KAP (wet paper timer)

Kite Stories
Trilobite Disaster II
Tuffy's Parachuting Adventure
Miscellanous Kite Stories
Bob Moore's World Record Attempt

Other Non-Kite Plans
Anemometer Plan  -- Windspeed Indicator
Deep Sky Reel Plan
Kite Musical Instruments
Wind Flutes from Plastic Bottles
Tones on the Kite Line
Kite Poetry Anthology