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Kite PresentationTeam IIIMarc DurigonAdam MenkoDaniela CarizzoTheodore DixonKite ComponentsTop or Leading EdgeArea that the wind flows over to create the kite's lift.Right/Left WingsRight and left side of the kite; The "Wing Tip" is the furthest edge of the right or left wing. SparFrame of kite
2BridleNetwork of lines that attach to multiple connecting points on the kite and allow the kite to respond or perform to the flyer's commands.Many kites will have different connecting points located on the bridle for different flying conditions. LinesFlying lines used to control the kite.
3SailThe material that spans the area of the kite.
4Kite CompositionFrame MaterialsWood: best if light, strong, and flexible, i.e. hardwood stripwood, staking cane, or rattan.Fiberglass: rods or tubesCarbon fiber: rods or tubes.Graphite rods
Sail MaterialTyvek: durable and lightweight; good for a myriad of applications.Ripstop Nylon: tiny filaments of nylon slow the spread of rips. Polyethelene: layered plastic.Ripstop Polyester: lightest material, and least porous; generally makes for very light and fast kites.
http://www.mackite.com/faq.htm#MATERIALShttp://www.kitesite.com.au/schools/kites/materials.html6LinesGenerally nylon.Most commonly range in number from 1- 4http://www.mackite.com/faq.htm#MATERIALShttp://www.kitesite.com.au/schools/kites/materials.html
Box DesignDelta Design
ApplicationsBridge BuildingUsed to string the first cable for the bridge over Niagara falls.Have also been used to carry telephone wires across gaps which would otherwise be hard to navigate. Teddy Bear Lifting
11Lifting transmitting aerialsMarconi utilized kites in early experiments.Allies in WWII at times used a box kite and a transmitter to communicate.Man liftingPrior to the development of powered flight, the military recognized the potential of kites for reconnaissance.Not advisable.http://blueskylark.org/zoo/uses.html
Aerial: device that radiates or receives electromagnetic waves12Search and RescueBeacon used for locating lost soldiers. Tubes of luminescent material will be attached for easy visibility, as well as a radio transmitter to speed up location.Must reach altitude of at least 150 in order to achieve a visibility of 9 miles.
http://www.truflareusa.com/13Food/material transportationCould be used to get food to people trapped in situations that prevent immediate rescue, i.e. avalanches, floods, and other natural disasters.Transport materials for construction projects in hard to access venues.
Chemical Weaponry DispensationCans attached to the frame will contain chemical agents to be dispensed on enemy.