Kite Finding

by Joe F
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)


Your "kite losing" topic brought to mind the realm of "kite finding" which has several meanings. Finding a kite in the kite stores, in kite-plan books, etc. is one kind of kite finding. Another type of kite finding is the finding of a lost or breakaway kite. A whole realm of techniques may be involved in "kite finding."

EnergyKiteSystems.net cares much about the challenge of breakaway kite systems, as a dragging tether could bring huge costs to property and lives; so there is much effort to be sure that breakaways do not occur.

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Lost kite
by: Anonymous

My husband is following my delta box kite as I type. Line came loose from winder. All in a day's fun!

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On-wing locator reports position of kite's wing
by: JoeF

Some GPS experts may further this for us. Have on the kite's wing a GPS locator. Cell phone on and placed in a kite's wing may be trackable to one's local computer. Onboard could be a small ram-air turbine to keep the on-kite's-wing self-reporter charged. In case of "lost" kite's wing, then one may see the geographic location of the kite's wing on one's personally-carried cellphone.

I like the "finding" of kite images ... in literature, on the Internet, in old shoe boxes, etc. ... and in one's dreams during sleep.

One of my kite-sub-hobbies is to "find a kite" in found trashed materials; this is like Michelangelo finding "David" in the huge marble piece that was a leftover.

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Kite loss / kite gain
by: Tim Parish

An interesting point there Joe. There is also the traditional kite-fighting activity of 'kite running' after downed kites. Some people just look for pictures of them - another 'finding' activity I suppose.

However, it's a 'loss' that is far more likely to generate a story! One or 2 of the 'loss' tales submitted on this site have also mentioned a corresponding 'find' event, when the owner(s) catch up with the downed craft.

P.S. I don't mind that you are promoting Wind Energy with your post ;-)

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