Sports Sunday - Kite Flying

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Sunday, Sep 18 2011 by

A kite is a tethered aircraft. The necessary lift that makes the kite wing fly is generated when air (or in some cases water) flows over and under the kite’s wing, producing low pressure above the wing and high pressure below it. This deflection also generates horizontal drag along the direction of the wind. The resultant force vector from the lift and drag force components is opposed by the tension of the one or more lines or tethers. The anchor point of the kite line may be static or moving (e.g., the towing of a kite by a running person, boat, or vehicle).

Playing with kite (StreetView)
Playing with kite

Flying a kite (StreetView)
Flying a kite
Flying a kite (StreetView)
Flying a kite

Kite in Flight (StreetView)
Kite in Flight

Giant octopi kites (Birds Eye)
Giant octopi kites

Lizard kite (Google Maps)
Lizard kite
Kite Fliers (Birds Eye)
Kite Fliers

Giant Teddy Bear (Google Maps)
Giant Teddy Bear
Flying a kite (Google Maps)
Flying a kite

Flying a Kite (Birds Eye)
Flying a Kite