Main article: Kite applications. Kites have been used for human flight, military
applications, science and meteorology, photography ...
The generally accepted wisdom is that the kite was invented in China. However it
is also known that people in the South Sea Islands have used kites for fishing ...
As with any new invention, kites were used for good and bad. Seventh-century
Buddhist monks used kites to enrich harvests and to avert evil spirits in the sky, ...
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.
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
Nov 25, 2012 ... The Chinese used kites for a number of different things. With regard to military
uses, the Chinese used kites for signaling devices. By outfitting ...
Other uses for kites in Asia included a novel way of fishing (also practised in ..... It
is thought that it originally developed in China, and then spread throughout the ...
Originally, kites were used by the military to measure distance and wind
directions, and to send messages. General Han Xin of the Han Dynasty (206 BC -
Besides spying on enemy positions, kites were sometimes used to deliver urgent
..... is sold as an all-rounder although it was originally designed for snowkiting.
In ancient China, General Han Hsin flew a kite over an enemy compound and
used the length of the kite string to estimate how far his soldiers would need to ...