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The following are links to: hints, tips, plans, construction methods, tricks, etc., of general interest to Kiteflyers.. They are constantly updated directly from my own Kite Bookmarks Folder.

Please Enjoy -- Anthony

Main Kite Sites
Kite Flier's Site
KiteLife EZine
The Drachen Foundation, Journal
Drachen Archive  -- Historical Kite Info
The Kite Museum.com
The Virtual Kite Zoo
Virtual Kite Festival
National Kite Month
Kite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Deja News: Rec.Kites
Japanese Kite Art Collection
Documentary on chinese kites
Kite Site Lists
Andrew Deattie's Kite Directory
Kitelife Links Page
Open Dir: Individual Kite Flyers
Kitez.com  -- kite page list
Plan Listing Sites
Kite Plan Base (KPB) - Single line Kites
Peter Peters Kite Plans
TMRs: Kite Plans Listing
Kitez.com Search Engine
Flying Circus Kite Plan Page
Open Directory: Kite Plans
Turma del Plata, Planos
Kite Plan Sites
Anthony's Kite Workshop
Charlie Charlton's Kite Site
Crowell's Digital Kite Plans
Plans by Geert Donker Duyvis
Kitemonger Kite Plan Page
Drachen Archive  -- Historical Kite Info
Traditions Japanese Kite Plans
Ucurtma  -- Non-English Plan Ripoffs
75 Kite Plans  -- Boy Scout Activities
Kite Parts Suppliers
Contender Sailcloth
Welcome to Bainbridge International

General Construction
So you want to make a kite !
Vientocero's YouTube Kite Making Videos
Kite Design & Colours  -- TouchSky
General Construction  -- Art & Flywork
Why Won't It Fly?  -- PDF Article
The True Aerodynamics of Kites (deltas)
Applique Pictorial  -- PBSK
Bamboo and Centipede
Bamboo Construction
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
Knots  -- Dan Leigh
KAP knots and hitches
BRMRG Knot Primer
Stunt Kite Knots  -- (KiteWest)
alpbutt: Alpine Butterfly
Prusik Knot

Stunt/Power Kites
General Stunt Kite Encylopedia
Stunt Kite Tips and Tricks Your FAQ on Flying Stunt Kites and Help For Beginners
Stunt Kite Tips (10-Again Kites)
Stunt Kite Flying
Basic Flying Safety  -- 10Again
Launching  -- 10Again
First Flight  -- 10Again
Landing  -- 10Again
Flying Tips  -- 274kites
Stunt Tricks  -- Peter Peters
Stunt Tricks  -- Andy Wardley
Stunt Kite Plans
Raaseri Stunt Kite Plan  -- Simo
Woody, small stunt kite  -- (ps)
Sceptre Parafoil Mk 2 Plans
Joystick Stunt Kite
Aeroplane Parafoil Plans
David Aberdeen - Power Kiter
NASA Parawing  -- B.Childers
NASA Parawing  -- Art&Fly
NPW5 Ellipical Variation
NPW5 Ellipical Variation Mod2
NPW9b Gallery  -- for ideas
NPWBill Galley  -- more ideas
Stunt Kite Construction
KiteCraft  -- Adv. Techniques
Basics of Stunt Kite Design
Bridle Adjustments  -- CuttingEdge
Bridling Tuning Tips  -- PBSK
The Active Bridle
The Dynamic Bridle
Static to Dynamic Conversion

Soft Kites
Soft Kite Hints and Tips
Lynn Pilot Parafoil
Flowform Kite Plans  -- hprinzler
Molar Flowform Plan  -- Italian
Le Parafoil - French
Crowell's Flowform Plan
Airmonger  -- A no-curves parafoil
octopus.ps.gz
Panflute Revisited  -- Anthony
Rowland Flowform Discussion
Aeroplane plans

Delta Kites
Dan Leigh Delta Kite Info
Tissue Paper Delta Kite Plan
Delta-Formulas - tmr
Delta Conyne  -- tmr
Delta Conyne Plan  -- Kitemonger

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

Genki Style Kites
Genki (tradional)  -- mirror
Genki Plan  -- wayback machine
Dragon Kite  -- Duyvis

Rotor Kites
UFO and Rotor Kite Information
construct an UFO rotating kite
Ultimate Flying Object  -- Kenneth Sams
Rolloplane Balsa Rotor Kite Plan
A. Kinsman rotary kite designs
Latest UFO Patent
UFO Sam Patent
Rotor Airplane Patent (Old)
Commercial UFO rotor (turkish company)
Spinning Janny Page
Latest Janny Type Patent
Chupp Rotor (Autogyro)
Old RotorKite Project Page
Plottner RotorKite
Girasole: Rotating Snowflake Box (italian)
Comercial Autogryo Kite Patent
Spinning Blimp  -- Paper Strip Fish
Kite Patents: rotor
Other Rotor Kite Patents
UFO Sam Original  -- US 4243190
Sams Misc Rotors  -- US 4848704
Another Rotor  -- US 4606518
Another Older Rotor  -- US 4121794
Simular to meat tray  -- US 4078746
Oldest Rotar Available  -- US 4012017
Controlable Autogyro  -- US4154017
Older Janny Patent  -- US 5529266

Tetrahedral Kites
Tetrahedral Kite Information
Tetrahedral Kite Variations
Straw Tetrahedral  -- Glenda Woodburg
Straw Tetra - Ford Middle School
Kansas City Straw Tetrahedron
TetraLite Kites
Rob and Tony, Tetraherdron Flyers
Ring Connector Tetra Plan
A.G.Bell & Mast Spar Const.   -- Drachen Archive
Bell Tetrahedral Kite - What Is It
Tetrahedral Principle in Kite Structure
Tetrahedrals, A Symposium
Encarta: Bell, Alexander Graham
Bell Info  -- in german
C.J.Signal, Tetra Pics
Int Tetra-Eder Meeting Fano 1999
Miscelanous Photos
Pyramidal Box  -- using broom straw
Luna Kite - Tetra variation

Box Kites & Crossdecks
J. Maxworthy Box Kite Plans
Brooxes Basic Box (copy)
Classic Box (plastic)  -- italian
Buffalo Box Kites  -- (good ideas)
Waldof Box Kite Plans
Starbox
Delta Box Plan  -- Kite Zoo
Crossdesk Plan  -- Carl Crowell
Enigma Crossdeck  -- HighAsAKite
Waffle (Pely Box Variant)
Tetracaideca Box Kite
Honeycomb Facet Kite  -- KSBG
Square SnowFlake Kite
The Rogallo Corner Kite
Cylinder kite
cube plan  -- (plain text)
Tumble R. or Cube Kite (in german)

Cody Box Kites
S.F. Cody Website
Duyvis's Cody Gallery
FDD's Cody Kite Gallery
Cody War Kites, Plans and Info
Cody Workshop  -- in german
Cody-Bauplan
AKA Newspaper Cody plan
Original Cody Kite
Cody's Early Boxkites
Triple Cody Wing Kite  -- in german
Cody Top Knot  -- (photo)
Extended Wing Cody  -- (photo)
Gomberg Kites: Big Cody Kites

Circoflex (Ring) Kite
Circoflex Kite Info  -- Anthony
Original Circoflex Plan  -- Anthony
Original Circoflex Plan  -- In French
Mini-Circoflex Plan  -- Anthony
Circoflex Revisited  -- Engvall
Circoflex GB (tube kite)

Fighter Kites
Fighter Kite Central
Www.FighterKites.Com
NW Fighter Kite Ass.
Gomber: Flying Fighters
CyberFighter: Fighter Kite Info
Hata Construction
Oz Flare Plan  -- AKS, Sydney
Dragonfly I
Gentle Giant Buka
Fighter Kite Reel Photos

Sled Kites (for kids and adults)
Flexiable Sled Kite Site
Plastic/Straws Sled  -- from NASA (PDF)
Plastic Sled Kite  -- ReedDesign
MKF Plastic Sled Kite
Paper Bag Sled Kite  -- Gary Engvall
Newspaper Sled
Paper Sled Kite (A3)
Rammed air sled kite
Learn2 - Make a (Sled) Kite (copy)
Round Sled
Harry Sauls' Sled
Double Sled Kite
Double-Parasled
Double Para-Sled  -- german, good disgrams
Double Para-sled  -- orignal german artical
Parasled Color Permutations
Panflute Kite Plan, Original  -- Buck Childers
Panflute Revisited  -- Anthony
Plastic Sheet Panflute
Sled Kites, An Overview   -- PDF Article
Are Sleds Europen?  -- Drachen (PDF)

Diamond Kites (for Kids)
El'Cheapo Diamond Kite  -- Anthony
A Small Eddy  -- Susie's
9 Step Diamond  -- AKA, Melbourne
Dr. Deleto's Eddy
(How to) Go and Fly a Kite!
Trad. Paper Diamond - plain text

Paper/Plastic Kites for Kids
Paper Bag Sled Kite  -- Gary Engvall
Paper Bag Kite  -- simplified
Simple A4 Paper Kite  -- Hawaii
ThePaper Kite  -- fold and fly
Quick (Paper) Kite  -- Touch the Sky
Plastic Dragon Kite  -- Family Fun
Sugar Glider  -- Wangaratta Primary
Paper Sun Kite  -- Anthony
Brooxes Basic Box (copy)
Straw Tetrahedral  -- Glenda Woodburg
Sperm Paper Fold Kite
Paper Parachute Kite  -- Midlands Kite Club

Other Flat-Bowed Kites
Star Kite Plan
Trad. Edo Kite  -- Japanese Kite Collection
Desperato  -- Mylar, Midlands KC
Wau Bulan  -- in french

Miscelenous Kite Plans
Kite Arch Plan  -- AKS, Sydney
Fantasy Kite Plan
Stryofoam Cup Kites
Centipede Kite  -- (paper plates)
Bamboo and Centipede
Chinese Dragon Kite
Ship Kite
Yacht Kite
Miniature Kites
Flapping Crow 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
Kite History Summery
Kites On A Roll

Tails and Streamers
Graded Colored Tail  -- Crowell
Spinsock Patent
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 Laundary
Hemisphere Parachute Design
4 foot Bol Plan
Jim Johannesen Bol
Duck Windsock
Fat Fish Windsock
Elefant  -- in danish
Catherine's Wheel Plans
Le Serpent  -- in french

Messengers
Paper Messengers  -- the original message
Anthony's Lifting Messenger
Double Sail Ferry  -- Fool on Hill
Drachenf√§hre  -- Simple German Ferry
Pulley Line Dropper  -- Art&FlyWork
Static Line Dropper  -- Wind Climbers
Dropper (Hoist, and pull line)  -- KSGB
Popper Plan

Parafauna
Ecoll's Parafauna Resources
Poole Kite Fliers  -- Parachuting Bears
Rainbear Sky Dive Corps
Parafauna UK Site
Arthur Dibble Parachuting Bears
Collected Parafauna Info in Dutch

Kite Photography (KAP)
KAP E-Resources
KAP Network
Charles Benton, KAP  -- the best
Crisfield, Kite aerial photography
Airbase  -- incl. Digial Video
Bod Pedly, KAP
Brown's KAP
Scott Haefner KAP
Fotografia aerea : presentazione
KAP at Parramatta High School (Sydney)
KAP gallerys
Simon Harbord, KAP (Castles)
Andrea Casalboni's Gallery
Techniques
Bill Nelson's Ice Cube Trigger
KAP McManus  -- ice cube trigger example
David Williamson, KAP (wet paper timer)
Game Boy aerial photography
Crispfield, KAP Timer Circuit
Lego KAP Ideas (Mindstorm)

Kite Stories
The Great Mega-Ray Disaster
The Great Trilobite Disaster
Trilobite Disaster II
Tuffy's Parachuting Adventure
Miscellanous Kite Stories

Other Non-Kite Plans
Alberto Bonati Lites  -- basic plan
Alberto Bonati's Bubble Generator
Bubble Machine   -- Felix Cartagena
Anemometer Plan  -- Windspeed Indicator
Heavy Ball Bearing Swivel  -- in german
Deep Sky Reel Plan
Kite Musical Instruments
Wind Flutes from Plastic Bottles
Tones on the Kite Line
Kite Poetry Anthology
Free Stained Glass Patterns

If you have any web pages you think should be added to the above, please email the URL to Anthony Thyssen

Only links to web pages with information of general interest to kite flyers will be accepted. I will not accept links to shops, commercial web sites, or link exchange sites, without good reason.


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