Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Think You're Smart, Go Fly A Kite - A Dragon 'Combined Kite' Would Be Way Cool


Is it a lost art? The May 1915 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine has a neat how-to article that provides the details for making a 'combined kite.' If you're a handy-crafty-mechanically-inclined sort, it looks like a cool project that could really impress family, friends, and neighbors. The article can be found here.

I found the Dragon Kite description and illustration of the the kite-head kind of cool:


The dragon's head and face look more like a kooky-type space traveler than something fiercely hideous, but that's just fine. According to the instructions the eyes are designed to revolve in their sockets - woohoo!