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  1. Welcome to KiteTypes                            May 22, 2011
    Welcome All to KiteTypes.

    Have fun declaring a kite type that has not yet had a start in the
    group. Use search to explore if a type has been started or not.

    And be sure to extend the discussion by reply for an already started
    kite type. "Type" is broadly interpreted.

    Best of drag and lift to all,

2.  Fast-food-wrapper-paper kites

This type of kite is found to have its wing set dominantly using paper that is used commercially in wrapping fast foods. Some specialists will seek papers that have printed logos on the papers, so that the type is easily observed.   Photographs of this type of kite are invited.  Upon looking at the kite, one will readily exclaim, "This kite seems to be made of fast-food papers!"       A specialist in this type of kite might have a collection of kites where each kite shows itself featuring one fast-food company, distinct from other companies.   One might sculpt a collage of papers from different companies all on one kite sail.

Someone might develop a relationship with a fast-food company via a kite program that uses this type of kite.

Give a high second use to those hamburger wrapper papers!  Subway sandwich paper wrappers! Etc.      Did your kite of this type get displayed at the local library or in the window of  fast-food company?    

Small kite of this type?    Large kites of this type?   Etc.

3.  Shirt kites

Have human shirts that convert to be the sails of kite wings.  The set of possible kites using wearable shirts belong to the the type of kite called shirt kites.    Flat shirt kites, delta shirt kites, inflatable shirt kites, cellular shirt kites, train of shirt kites, etc.  

Wear a set of shirts in layers as needed for weather or event service or demonstration, etc. Then take the shirts off, perhaps unzip to obtained designed sail result. Involve tether and resistive set and fly!

Plans, photos, applications, etc. for shirt kites are invited. Full development of this type of kite are welcome to this thread.

Perhaps a kite pilot will wear to the field ten shirt kites in layers.   Give or sell and fly the "shirt off your back" to bless others and the sky!

And what is meant is very different from just the packaged kite-shaped tee-shirt: Simply-packed-as-a-kite-shape shirt.

4.  Trousers kites


Kite wings made from trousers, especially wearable or worn trousers form a type of kite. Consider a wide spectrum of options. A trousers may be made of low-mass rip-stop nylon; a person might wear several such trousers at once with one trousers over the others. The effective kite wing from trousers might be accomplished by inflation tatics or parting and flat-sailing the parts.  Multiple trousers might assemble to form a wide parafoil-like wing.     Room for much creativity!

Practical trousers actually used for clothes would be taken off and flown as kite wings.

Trousers of various textile weight could also be used in wing tailing or tether laundry.  Trousers kites may be mounted into kite trains or kite arches.    

A trousers kite might be used to sky drop gift trousers for people to receive on the ground for clothing.

Open for development!   Plans, flight photos, varied completions, or applications?

There are the really practical trousers that become trousers kites.

Then there are artistic kites that appear to be trousers; this is a subset of trousers kites.   

5.  Pants kites

At least two subsets of pants kites:

Unisex pants kites

Male pants kites

Femail pants kites

Underwear pants kites

Outerwear pants kites.

Plans, photos, applications, etc. are invited for this type of kite.    Tails, trains, arches, singles, inflateds, flats, single surface, etc.

6. Human-carrying free-flight gliding kites

These come in a variety of subtypes.

For one subtype, see large sectors of hang gliders where the short kite lines tether the kite's wing to the pilot. The pilot's body mass pulled by gravity and affected aerodynamically by the apparent wind forms a resistive system to maintain tension on the kite line. As the resistive set moves through the sky, so does the tether and the kite's upper wing.   See http://www.WorldHangGlidingAssociation.org  for some leads to human-carrying free-flight gliding kites.

Another subtype in the major type "human-carrying free-flight gliding kites"  would have the human as passenger in either the upper wing or in the lower opposing resistive wing in a kite system using two wings connected by a tether set. One aim is to control the cross-winding of both wing s to effect travel as desired.

This thread is open to advance those hang gliders that are kite systems.

7. Purcell manned tow kite

Type: Purcell manned tow kite

This type of kite has human passengers in the kite wing while the wing is towed by powered boats or other powered vehicles.

Thomas H. Purcell, Jr.    http://tinyurl.com/PurcellOBITUARY [d. 2007]


Thomas H. Purcell, Jr.     Flight Dynamics (pres: Thomas H Purcell Jr.), Raleigh NC    Built flexible-wing glider.  Perhaps 1961. Details are invited.   Skysurfer Magazine of May/June 1973, page 9, published by the owner of Aeronautical Publishers,  shows Purcell with a wing that holds the mechanical inventions embedded also in the Fleep and the wing of the team headed by engineer Charles Richards. 
THOMAS H. PURCELL JR. Thomas H. Purcell Jr. died Oct. 13, 2007, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • http://www.newsobserver.com/2007/11/11/78965/engineer-flew-his-own-way.html
  • http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/progress-index-the-petersburg-va/mi_8168/is_20071017/thomas-purcell-jr/ai_n53963196/
  • http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/collateral/articles/f03.flight.imagination.pdf    Contains the following note for study and discussion:
    "Purcell studied engineering at North Carolina State University. In 1961 Purcell, using photographs of Rogallo's design from a magazine article, constructed a sixteen-foot-wide glider with an aluminum frame that he tested by towing it behind an automobile at the Raleigh-Durham Airport. Purcell called Rogallo one day, and the two engineers agreed to meet. When Purcell arrived at NASA, he was surprised to find himself surrounded by engineers who were asking numerous questions about his FlightSail glider. Purcell had figured out how to do something that NASA had not�achieve stability in a towed glider. He continued to work on his glider. He replaced the wheels with floats for towing it behind a speedboat. He flew the pontoon glider for the first time at Lake Waccamaw on July 26, 1962. It worked so well that he never went back to land-based liftoffs again. This was the first water-based use of the Rogallo wing." ©2005 North Carolina Museum of History. 
    Office of Archives and History, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources              [One would have to compare the water-based use dates of the Mike Burns group that used the Rogallo wing in a kite glider in some kinds of tests in 1962-3; just when Burns' group towed the Rogallo kite-glider for the first time in tests would be pertinent to this study; Burns managed to exhibit the triangle control bar that was well recorded in 1908 in Breslau for a Breslau hang glider in the cable-stayed format with hung pilot as we still use in many hang gliders today.  So, was Purcell or Burns first over water; or indeed did any of the tow and releases of the Paresev go over a body of water ????   [ ]   ]
    • Tom Purcell features his FlightSail on p. 37, April, 1962, of EAA's Sport Aviation
    • See note from Low & Slow No. 22 regarding FlightSail.
8. Re: Purcell manned tow kite

Thomas H. Purcell, Jr. would later patent some evolutes of his first flexible-wing kite gliders.

Patent number: 3614032
Filing date: Apr 28, 1969
Issue date: Oct 19, 1971

Click image for full patent: 

9.  Visible-tether kites

   has a start on this type of kite.

Kite type:   Visible-tether kites   (VTK)
Kites that feature tethers that are visible to human normal eyes in dark room  or dark sky

Note: Making kite tether sets noticed by other aircraft is a challenge beyond the present type of just making tethers visible to the human eye. 

The visibility of the tethers (full set, partial set, full line, partial line) might occur from one or more of several processes, arrangements, specifications, or materials.   The visibility might be temporary, permanent, controllable, fixed, constant, oscillating, colored, color variable, method variable, method mixing, message giving, variable, binarily available, etc. Much game here!    

The tether set might have a count of one or more lines.  Invited are specifications of how to make tethers visible in the dark.

Making lines visible to human eyes in the dark of night?

  • Reflection methods
  • Optical fiber methods
  • Chemoluminescent methods
  • Phosphorescent methods
  • Black-light methods
  • LED ropes
  • ?

Plans, photos, studies, applications, etc. are invited. Discuss.

Some starting links:

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10. Khmer kites


Khmer kites


11.   Religious kites


12. Race kites
  • Parafoil race kites
  • Rigid-wing race kites
  • Single-surface race kites
  • Small race kites
  • Large race kites
13.        Hat kites

1. Kites that feature hat art

2. Kites that mimic hats

3. Hats that function well as a hat, but also function well as a wing of a kite system. Some designers might need little or no morphing of the hat to have the hat be a wing of a kite system; other designers might end with a hat that is then morphed greatly to become the wing of a kite system.

Wear a hat that is so designed that it flies well as a wing of a kite system.

Plans, photos, comments, discussion are welcome.

Wear the hat on a trek; let the hat fly right off your head; consider even a spinal extension rod and hidden reel of kite line; unobtrusively fly the hat kite.

Here is a kite that is not a hat, but is a kite featuring art depicitng a ranger's hat: 

Here is a figure kite that includes a large mimic hat:

14.   Re: Hat kites


Discuss the shown balloon hat kite.

The wearing ring surrounds the head. The tether is a long balloon. The wing is a cross kite. The inflated tail has bow knobs.  All inflated.   My guess is that the wind ought to be near zero for light action.

But this reminds me of the hat kite family that uses lighter-than-air kytoons.  Have tether connected to torso; any loosening of the hat into launch will have the kytoon hat go up into higher winds.    Consider pocket inflation from a compressed-helium tiny cartridge for morphing the kytoon hat from flatish format to inflated format and launch from the head.

15.  Re: Hat kites

The shown hat might not yet be a kite's wing, but it sure seems like a good candidate:


16. Re: Hat kites

The shown product is called "Kite hat" and is a hat that features kite images as appliques. However, someone might convert such product into a functioning kite with some detail changes and inversion.


17. Re: Hat kites

Distinguishing between hat kites from kited hats. 
Of course, hats may become items of kite laundry or tailed items.

Here is an example of a kited hat that is not a hat kite:


18. Re: Hat kites

Distinguishing a hat kite from a kited hat:  
Ya Jia attempts to recover her kited hat.

Of course, hats may become kite laundry or serve as kite-tail items.

19.   Re: Hat kites

The photo invites thoughts of human-powered flight.

the hat is just off topic. However, one could spawn a modified version of shown and come up with rotary-wing hat kites.


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21.  Insect and other bug line-kite and body kiting
Discuss each insect case. Line-drag provides resistance for the tether in some cases; the body become a wing element.
Variations ... free-flight as well as anchoring to trees and other objects while the kiting occurs. Insect kites. Non-insect animal kites.
22.   SOL One    SOL home site: http://www.solparagliders.com.br

Free-flight kite glider using only one line-set       SOL One Goes Fly    video  

23.   XXLite by OZONE

A free-flight kite system for gliding and soaring is in R&D status.   This kite system aimed for the paragliding market features one major skin that wraps to form a significant short lower surfaced airfoil that brings to mind KFm-1 approximately. So, this system uses a wing that is not simply single surfaced--though single skinned--but with an important second surface for the lower part of the intended airfoil; the lower surface allows a thick airfoil where it counts.


Starting discussion can be found in the replies at the introductory official video at Vimeo

24.   Glider kite by David E. Moomaw

Patent number: US4159087    Filed: Oct 31, 1977

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26. Simple surface fresh wing for exploration              Jan. 5, 2012     
Happy New Year!  
And good news...! I finished the drawings and plans for my BarretinaHyperlite.

The plans and additional information are here http://www.laboratoridenvol.com/projects/bhl/bhl.html
posted in public domain for free study, copy, and development. In addition, the first prototype is being built by my friends at Adrenaline Paragliders headquarters in Yecla (South-eastern Spain). Is very close to finish!

I think a new breed of simple-surface paragliders is emerging...

I notice more news soon, with pictures of the first unit.

Best regards,

Reports of explorations on making and kiting the wing are invited in time. There will be manned and unmanned reports, maybe from you.
tags: single-surface, Barretina Hyperlite, Pere Casellas, Laboratori d'envol
27. BHL saga continues:     BHL JAP building (video)
Published on Oct 30, 2012

"Making-of" Video, of BHL JAP Singleskin Prototype.Detailed information about this project on Laboratori D´envol.http://www.laboratoridenvol.com/

28. True photon kites
True photon kites involve a kite anchor set, a kite tether set, and a kite wing set. Distinguish a photon kite from photon sail or light sail or solar sail which sails do not employ both a kiting tether and a kiting anchor. Photon kites are kite systems flown in photon stream and use the kiting principle involving lift and drag on the kite system's wing.

Exampling concepts:
Let a asteroid be fitted a tether to a wing; let the asteroid's mass be the anchor for the kite system. Let the wing be out in the open space off the surface of the asteroid; let a tether be to the wing. Whatever photon stream occurs about the wing will be deflected by the photon-kite's wing.
29. Built by ________ kites
Kites built by a certain person or team or company earn the right to be a class or type of kite. 
Owning, displaying, flying, or selling a kite built by the hands of Tyrus Wong would be dealing with a kite type distinguished by the builder of the kite. 
The "built-by ______" typing is a foundation for a large part of kiting culture. Some people pridefully share that they use a _ (name of company)_ kite.
30.       Kites built of entirely one material?
Let kite be seen as the unity of three subsets:
== wing set,
== tether set
== resistive or anchor set.

Build a kite entirely of one material. Report plans, tips, flight results, etc. Video? Specifications?

Special reasons for a project in this sector? Niche hobby? Art? Survival? Commerce?

Preliminary targets are invited.
Kite made entirely of water? Is it possible?
Kite made entirely of glass? Very possible.
Kite made entirely from one plant? Name the plant and the processes involved in making the kite. Video?
31. Kites with resistive set in same media as wing set
Kites (resistive set, tether set, wing set) with resistive set in same media (air, water, soup, plasma, etc.) form a type.  Woglom in late 1880s described such kites; his example was from "fugitive parakites."
Example: One team is naming their free-flight kite system as "levopter."

DeBey "levopter" art.   http://windpoweredaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/DALCS-sailboat-comparison-levopter-12072101.png 
...going with the wind of the upper wing.     
Maybe send a series of units flying over pipelines and capture the at the far end for recycle?  
Tacking may occur. 
==   FFAWE Club 
32.  Aerial-joinable kites

Fly two or more wings separately on separate tether sets by separate controllers (human or robots or passive). Have the designs so that "joining" may occur during flight of the wings of the separate systems. Then when the wing sets of one system properly touch the wing sets of another system, then the wings join and then may be controlled as one kite system. 

Simple case is the case of two kite systems, each having one wing in each system. The two wings are flown in a manner that the wings join while in flight and then stick in some manner to form one integral systems. 

Advancing from that, bring other unit wings to join the growing arrangement. 

Design examples are invited. Video of joining is invited. 
Variations on this type of kite are possible.   Consider hooks, magnetic edges, fast-set glues, Velcro, interlocks, etc. 
Consider radio-control in the mix. 
Consider joining at will and then separating at will. 

Other schemes may be designed. 

One China patent is titled in translation to English:  Lover Kite. 

Lover kite  

Page bookmark CN202136806  (U)  -  Lover kite
- international: A63H27/08
- European:  
Application number: CN20112211595U 20110615 
Priority number(s): CN20112211595U 20110615
33. Seldom-fail kites  (SFK)                  Dec. 18, 2012      
SFKs nearly always succeed. 
This type of kite is great for parties, classes of young students, etc. 
Send ideas and samples of SFKs.     Plans too. 
34.  Joy Kites                     Dec. 18, 2012
A "Joy Kite" is a kite type that brings joy to someone.
Joy kites may be the most popular type of kite ever.
Examples and stories are invited.
35. Feather kites  Patent Drawing
The wings of feather kites are dominated by the use of natural feathers 
(or artificial feathers could be a subtype). 
Welcome in this topic thread are patents, projects, uses, videos, plans, feather sources, etc. 
Challenges. Construction methods.   
R. Jed Katzman
Application number: 11/603,429     Publication number: US 2007/0120018 A1
Filed: Nov 22, 2006   US20070120018
36. Re: Feather kites
  • http://www.kitelife.com/old-issues/issue-66-pictorial-johan-hallin-sweden/ 
  • http://www.kitelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/i66-Pictorial_003.jpg
  • http://www.kitelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/i66-Pictorial_004.jpg
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pitprops/2871176520/
  • Didn't fly, but ...   
  • Of course, non-dominant auxiliary use of feathers on a kite systems proliferate (on wing, kite line laundry, line sailing devices, decoration on face of wings, decoration on the kite pilot, etc.    But such uses of feathers do not seem to qualify the kite sytem as a "feather kite" type. 
  • An advanced feather kite type or subtype within feather kites are wings that appear to be a full bird species using feathers, perhaps the very feathers of one bird.   Examples are invited. 
37. Helicopter Kites
Kites that mimic helicopters form a kite type. 
All manner of post types to make this topic robust are welcome. 
Examples, video, patents, construction challenges, special uses of such type of kite. 
Subtypes are invited. 
 One patent: 
Helicopter Kite by Rhuel Trimble in 1962

[ ] Note:  Distinguish true helicoptering from gyrocoptering. Distinguish helicopter kite as a a kite resembling the figure of a helicopter without actually doing helicoptering; rather see gyrokite for the mechanical essence of "helicopter kite" unless one is looking a a hybrid aircraft that helicopters (under power blades) and the converts to kiting without power blades.

38. Re: Feather kites
A found quote: 
""I remember walking down the beach, looking at seagull feathers and wishing I had a thousand so I could make a kite," explains Carl Rankin"
Source shows some creative kitemaking, but not with the feathers. 
39.   Array typing?        This is a start only ...
  • Arch of trains
  • Arch of stacks
  • Stacks
  • Clusters
  • Coteries
  • Centipedes
  • Domes
  • Herd
  • Dragons
  • Flock
  • Flowers
  • Team
  • Trees
  • Arches
  • Ribbon arches
  • Splays
  • Mesh
  • Aggregate
  • Series
  • Trains
  • Vines
  • Farm of singles
  • Farm of arches
  • Farm of trees
  • Series
  • Groups
  • Roots
  • Gatherings
  • Joinings
  • Flowers
  • v
40. Cannibal kites  http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/spring/kites/cannibal.htm
41.   Hargrave box kites     This thread invites a development of Hargrave box kites. Original history. Replicas. Morphs. Futures. Plans.  Etc. Projects and results.  Related patents. Essays regarding the box kite realm. 
http://www.tinyurl.com/HargraveBoxKite   for general study start. 
Boy with kite,  Image number:SIL33-163-08  42.  Kites in cartoons     
43.  Circle-dominant kite winged kite systems, or "Circle Kites"       [ ] Fathers Day Kite video by Eleta
Invited in this thread are kite systems that use for its kite wings forms that are dominant in the use of the circle form. 
Start on "Circle Kites"
44.  Re: Circle-dominant kite winged kite systems, or "Circle Kites"

Circle Wing Kite 

The dominant perimeter ring frame part is the "circle" qualifier for the shown kite system. 
45.  Giant Chinese Dragon Kite uses circle strongly
Giant Chinese Dragon Kite 
This train kite does use circle as the dominant perimeter form for the segment wings; the circular disk wings gathered in train form the body of the dragon kite
46.  Aluminum kite  described in Popular Mechanics magazine.  Issue, July 1931
[[[Safety note: Metal kites or kited wings with metal parts are usually highly discouraged for all but specialized professional purposed kiting, as the metal may short electric devices in the environment. ]]
47.  Circoflex kites (video)
48.   Homemade kites
Homemade kites   (sometimes discussed with spelling of "home-made" )

Typing kites as homemade versus made by others outside one's own home
has been found useful. "Make your own kite!" contrasts the large "Buy it, and fly it."
49.  Kites with tails
Tails have an infinite variety open to their designs, so there are subtypes of kites with tails.  
With the tail in focus: 
  • Short tails
  • Long tails
  • Multi-branched tails
  • Flagging tails
  • Ram-air tails
  • Tube tails
  • Rotary tails
  • Working tails
    • Advertising on tail
    • Sky-ride tail where a doll or a live human rides the antics of a kite-system's tail
    • Turbine tail that makes electricity for onboard use or for sending electricity to the ground for cottage or grid use. 
    • Flying tail where the tail has considerable lift and control aspects to the tail. 
  • Controllable tails
    • Passive controls
    • Radio-controlled tails
    • Robotically controlled tails
    • Autonomously controlled tails
    • String-controlled tails
    • Electrically wired controlled tails
    • Windspeed self-adjusting tails
    • Wet tails that are drying through a flight session; the drying process controls a gradual change in the tail during a flight session.
    • Water-from-air-collecting tails resulting in a changing mass of the tail and subsequent dynamics of the tail during a flight session. 
  • Trash-technology tails
  • Colorful tails
  • Oscillating tails
  • Illuminated tails
  • Low-mass tails
  • High-mass tails
  • Low cost tails
  • Expensive tails
  • Tails with lifting terminus, but catenary tail tether
  • Tails with variable connection point to the kite-system's wing or wings
  • Shared tails, say where a kite system is complex and having, say, two wings from two separate main anchors while the two wings share the same tail. 
  • Noise-making tails
  • Music-making tails
  • Tails that 
  • Figurative tails
  • Complex tails
  • Coilable tails
And more.  All are welcome to discuss tails of kite systems. 
50.  Leaf kites
  • Shaped and appearing as a leaf
  • Real leaves as kite wings
  • Real leaves gathered in various ways to make a wing cover for a kite system
  • Appliqué of leaves on the wing of a kite system
  • http://tinyurl.com/LeafKiteGENERAL
51.  Kite wings "not for flying"
"not for flying" 
53.  World Record Flight of Micron Kites    Type: Stack      Element wing: Micron Kite
54.  Type: "Fly-and-forget" kite system
Some people have aimed at using the type of kite that is a "fly-and-forget" kite system. 
The criteria for this type of kite system varies. Here are some things to consider: 
  • Redundant safety. What happens if this or that fails?  We do not want uncontrolled wings dragging lines across the world. 
  • Self-relaunching.  When calm comes, the system is self-handling and has means to relaunch if the wing set settles. 
  • Is LTA involved in the system?   Do the LTA components self-recharge?
  • Are there over-powering mechanisms?
  • Lightning?
  • Rain?
  • Hail?
  • Snow?
  • Ice?
  • Is there a limit to the time period that the "forget" aspect to run its course? 
  • ?
55.  Work kites do something more than sustain themselves in flight.      Discuss work kites?

Work Kites
Kites or kite systems that perform specials works, fulfill special tasks, generate energy for purposes, accomplish identified objectives, work to satisfy specific needs, etc. are "work kites" or "work kite systems."

  • See also "kite applications"
  • Lift humans and scientific instruments were early applications for work kites.
  • Pulling kiteboarders is a very popular task fulfilled by using a work kite.
  • Saving fuel on freighter ships is now done by use of a work kite.
  • Work kites form the foundation for K3, the new age of tethered aviation.
  • Most of kite energy systems is focused on the development of work kites.
  • Work kites are used by the stakeholders of the airborne wind energy community.
  • Work kites fulfill the applications discussed in group. KiteApplications
  • Work kites are employed to help fulfill projects, reach goals, satisfy objectives.
  • In contrast, a kite system that simply sustains itself in flight may not be tasked for tertiary job, and so the default task of just sustaining its own flight is not included in what qualifies a kite to be called a "work kite."
  • Util has registered workkites.com and also work-kites.com
56.  HPK human-powered kite systems
57.  Source seems rich of kite types: 
58.  Popsicle-stick kites Is type is open to many versions, sizes, variations.    Plans and video of flight are invited.    

Mini-Popsicle-Stick Kite by Christine Dvornik

59.  Kite types: "safe kites" and "unsafe kites" or "dangerous kites"
Appraisals may be relative to some perspective when typing kite systems as of "safe type" or "unsafe kite" or "dangerous kite" or "hazardous kite".
For a given scene and purpose a given kite system could be typed as a safe kite (for that scene). Etc.

One internet site lift high that the plans displayed are for "safe" kites. In closer inspection, the publisher is aiming to have kite systems that might be safe for children to use in ordinary conventional kite recreational activities.

What is a safe kite for one purpose might be an unsafe flight in another purpose.

Notice that any kite system wrongly operated could lead to serious injury, destruction of property, and fatalities. Incidents might range from falling into a hole, disturbing vehicular traffic, cutting one's hands, triggering a huge fire or outage of power grids, etc. ... even by toy kiting improperly.

60.  Copy-book leaves kites

Walker, 1903. 
Apparently the kite type in Britain formed of "copy-book leaves"
was well known. 

That archetype gives us kites with wings made of specialty papers: 
  • Napkins of a particular restaurant
  • Paper place mats from McDonald's' restaurants 
  • Newspaper of a particular title:  NYT kite, LAT kite, Wall Street Journal Kite, India Daily Times kite, etc. 
  • etc. ... with as much specialization as one wants. 
The papers involved might be "new" unused papers.  Or one might pride oneself in recycling tossed papers. 
61.  Drawn steel tube framed kite wings
62.  Schooner kites or Pirate Ship Kite

...The Maiden Voyage    video. 


36 in. Skull Schooner Kite 

Early in Harper's Book for Boy: 

Click above image for full ebook, free.   Year: 1907. 
Patent, Pirate Ship Kite, 
[Search for claims and possible earlier matter]
US D509260 S1   (ornamental design appearance patent)
Francis Alonso, Don Tabor
Publication number USD509260 S1
Publication type Grant
Application number US 29/205,552
Publication date Sep 6, 2005
Filing date May 17, 2004
Priority date May 22, 2003

John Doyle in 1898.  Click lower image for full patent: 

Sailboat-type kite
US 5893537 A
Publication number US5893537 A
Publication type Grant
Application number US 08/900,540
Publication date Apr 13, 1999
Filing date Jul 25, 1997
Priority date Jul 25, 1997
Fee status Lapsed
Inventors Zen An Lee
Original Assignee Lee; Zen An
External Links: USPTOUSPTO AssignmentEspacenet
Image is not linked:   (but full patent iwth all images=> Espacenet  )

Other similar matters are invited in this topic thread. 
Discuss claims, uses, products, flight, etc. 
63.  Glider kites, kite gliding        Welcome are links to related matters:
Kited wings where wing are then utilized in gliding mode for some or much time. Kiting may resume after phased tugging in long or short strokes. Morphing shape and attitude may occur by mechanical response or by radio-control response. Step towing is in this arena. Calm kiting also. Indoor kiting is involved.

Here is one link:     http://www.kitelife.com/industry-news/the-glider-craze/
64.  RE: Re: Feather kites    http://www.kitelife.com/old-issues/issue-66-pictorial-johan-hallin-sweden/
65.  Seaweed and Driftwood Kite
66.  Free giveaway kites at events
Kites are sometimes given freely to children or vistiors of a special event of kite festival. Study of the strategy is invited. Links to significant giveaways are invited. 
New kite festival and a commitment to give away kites to children to the count of 700 kites.   http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20131115/NEWS/131119573/1040?Title=New-Smyrna-Beach-Kite-Festival-begins-Saturday
What kind of kites? How much and what kind of string?  How were decisions made? 
67. Gyrokites
68.  Airborne String Lattice-Work
arrays, domes, meshes, kite clusters, nets, matrices, graph theory, Clusters, lattice theory, networks, tents, multi-nodal fields, 
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