A kite is traditionally a tethered heavier-than-air craft with wing surfaces that react
against the .... Kites have been used for human flight, military applications,
science and meteorology, photog...
Using kites to send one line of rope across a gorge was a safe way to accomplish
this and used to build the bridge across Niagara Falls. Measuring: Kites were ...
Another source indicates that a paper kite, the zhi yuan, was used as an
emergency warning device a millenium later, when the kite was flown in order to
The earliest written account of kite flying was about 200 B.C. when the Chinese ...
To regain control, the General used a large kite to carry a fire ball into the sky.
For centuries kites have been used in wars and battles, for signalling, lifting
observers, target practice, as barrage kites, dropping propaganda leaflets etc.
They were used as magical figures or “talismans” to avert evil spirits and as
invocations for a rich harvest. In the Edo Period (1603-1868), kite flying became
Other Chinese legends relate how kites were used to lift fireworks in order to
terrify an opposing army, and how they were used to lift observers before a battle.
Kites were used in meteorology as early as the eighteenth century, when two
students at the University of Glasgow named Alexander Wilson and Thomas ...
kite in 1752, Cayley had used kite shapes in his glider of. 1804. There had ...
Sauls' kites used in anti-aircraft barrages in the U.S.A. during the Second World ...
There is a record of further development of these kites during the Chu-Han War of
203-202 BC. Besides spying on enemy positions, kites were sometimes used ...