Kite flying at its best

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By NTD Newsroom
January 30, 2017Entertainment
Kite flying at its best

Kite flying originated from China back in 549 A.D. It was mainly used to send messages.

Kite flying is just simply science and follows Newton’s laws of motion. Since a kite is heavier than air, it the motion of the wind to generate the aerodynamic forces of lift and drag. The movement of the air flowing past the kite creates drag, while the lift is the movement perpendicular to the wind. The interaction of these forces determines how well the kite will fly. The ratio of lift to drag and the stability of the kite are tied to the length of the line; that is, the more line is released, the more drag is created.

The principle is the same, even for these amazingly complex kites.

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