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The definitive book on making and flying modern kites.

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Kites: The Practical Handbook for the Modern Kite Flyer by Ron Moulton

The age old pastime of kite flying has recently experienced a dramatic increase in popularity owing to the introduction of bold new designs and materials for improved standards of efficiency. In this completely revised and updated edition of one of the best books ever written on the hobby, Ron Moulton (founder of the British Kite Flying Association) and Pat Lloyd (an internationally respected draughtsman) provide all the latest information on making and flying modern kites. The authoritative text and detailed drawings and even more colour photographs combine to describe the new era of advanced models, the latest materials and the expert skills required. Specialities such as kit fighting with the Rokkaku design, aerial photography, Parabear drops and team aerobatics are supported by 30 fully-dimensioned kite plans that embrace the traditional, the simple and the sophisticated.

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'One of the best new books to appear on the British kite scene - a must for the kite bookshelf...' Kite Flyer magazine. 'A rare book you can read from first page to last - the fundamental kite book.' Cervi Volante, Italian AIA. 'Welcome and fresh approach, clear and simple drawings, excellent...' Kite Wings, Essex Kite Group. 'A gem which no teacher of Craft, Design and Technology can afford to pass by...' Conference & Common Room magazine. 'Information not available in any other book...' World Kite Museum, Long Beach.

About Ron Moulton

Author Pat Moulton was a model-making magazine publisher for almost forty years and a life-long aviation enthusiast. He established the British Kite Flying Association in 1975 and organised three annual kite festivals. Illustrator Pat Lloyd is a skilled draughtsman and model-maker whose talents are evident in the 102 full-page sketches he produced for this book.

Table of Contents

So You Want To Fly A Kite? Making Your Own. Flying Lines, Bridles, Knots and Reels. Painting the Sky. Aerial Photography from Kites. Paradrops, Skydivers and Bearly-Made-It Squads. Rokkaku Fighting Kites - into Battle. The Steerable Invasion. 19 Selected Variations in Kite Design. The Law and Kite Flying. The Fun in Kites. International Kite Flying Organisations. Kite Museums. International Kite Festival Calendar. Kite Periodicals.

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Kites: The Practical Handbook for the Modern Kite Flyer by Ron Moulton
Ron Moulton
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