Girl Scouts - Kite Flying

by Lori
(Auburn, MI, USA)

Many years ago my Girl Scout troop took a trip to Frankenmuth where a kite shop let us make kites very similar to this. It is a rectangle base 18"x24" with scalene triangles on each end, 6" height, and no tails. I still have this kite and it goes up easily each and every time. This kite started my love for kites. Before, they were just frustrating.

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Reliable Sleds
by: Tim Parish

Yes - a well designed Sled can be pretty fool-proof, with nothing to adjust or put together. Yours must have been well-made to fly so reliably without tails and in various wind speeds.

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

Moderate ...
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13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4

Fresh ...
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19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5

Strong ...
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25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

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32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7

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