Aerodynamics Class

by John B.
(USA)

I am teaching a Hands-on Aerodynamics class to 9-12 year olds as part of a summer program at our county museum. A little theory with lots of hands on demonstrations for aerodynamic forces and Bernoulli's Principle.

The focus, of course, is on making paper airplanes and kites for the youth to fly. I enjoyed your book and for the first time built a kite from scratch, thanks.

For the class, we are going to make two of your small skewer kites since they are so simple to make and I want to let them try tandem flight with two kites if they want after flying the first.

Not an exciting story but a fun one and hopefully some of the youth will continue trying their hand at flying.

Yes, your link is on the reference sheet of web sites I am handing out and credit giving when building the 1-skewer diamond kite.

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kite trains
by: Tim P.

Thanks for that John. Making trains is fun and works best in fairly smooth air - so find the most open location you can. Beaches are best, but that's not always possible I know... Oh - the more the merrier. The kids might not want to stop at 2 kites :-)

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