My 2nd Cody Warkite Success

by Mark Anthony Meneses
(Pangasinan, Philippines)

Bamboo and tissue Cody kite.

Bamboo and tissue Cody kite.

Hi there, me again Mark from the philippines. This is my 2nd Cody kite made from bamboo sticks, japanese paper, paste and string.

There's a kite making and flying competition in our school. Me and my friends decided to make and join. I know my friends don't have experience in making the Cody but I need crews to speed up. After 5 hours, we finished the kite.

Many students said: "your kite will fail" and we were sad in that time.

Flying hour it was successfully flown. They can't believe it we won 1st place wouuu. Hayahay!

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by: mark meneses

:) I like Codys and my friends love it too. That was the first time they see like that model. For them that was a new model kite =)

by: Tim Parish

Great kite-making *and* team management skills! Keep up the good work. It won't be long before no-one doubts your ability in this area.

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Light air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2    

Gentle breeze
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3    

Moderate breeze
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4    

Fresh breeze
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5    

Strong breeze
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

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50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
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