Art kites - my new passion

by Susan Drey
(Omaha, NE, USA)

Rokkaku

Rokkaku

I love creating these finely crafted pieces of art - that fly!

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by: Tim Parish

Now you have the best of both worlds - kites that both fly great and look great! Thanks for spending the time to make them and display the end results here. You might find one of those images popping up on Pinterest sooner or later...

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P.S. Keep an eye out for books by kite author Glenn Davison, a prominent kite person in the USA.

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Wind Speeds

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

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

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

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

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7

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