Kite flying in the country Ajaccio ©®

Single-line kites
The basic principle of this type of kite is that it has only one point of restraint on the ground, for the rest, its shape, its style of flight, its dimensions, are at the option of imagination and creation of kite flyers.
We can still classify single-line kites according to their designs:
Flat kites whose simplest example is the delta;
The dihedral kites with the famous rhombus with which all the children played on the beach;
Maneuverable, fast-moving, fast-action kites armed with cutting wire to challenge each other in duels;
The cellular kites at the origin of modern aviation with the Cody.

Wings with caissons
We meet kites without armature. Invented in the sixties, the parafoil consists of two planes canvas one above the other, joined by partitions that give its profile to the wing.
These partitions delimit caissons, which are open at the front, and inflate with the wind pressure and the relative speed of the kite, giving the wing its rigidity.
It is the ancestor of modern paragliders and parachutes.
These wings are most often used for kites without frame.

Invented in the sixties, the parafoil consists of two planes canvas one above the other, joined by partitions that give its profile to the wing.

These wings are most often used for land traction.

The simplest kites consist of a simple canvas plan, stretched over a cross of chopsticks. We can cite the classic kite, the Eddy (the previous one, slightly modified to fly without tail), or the hexagonal Japanese Rokkaku, used for fighting.

Then there are crate kites, composed of a variable number of cells, with planes of load-bearing canvases, vertical, and other horizontal stabilizers. (Cody, Saconney, Weather, etc).

A separate mention for the Sled (sledge), which can be made in minutes by a child with simple materials, like two reeds glued to the adhesive on a properly cut plastic bag.

Stunt kites
In the case of the two-wire kite, there is the possibility that the pilot has to turn his device clockwise (traction on the right wire) or anti-clockwise (traction on the left wire).

The absence of differential traction makes it possible to make the machine go in a straight line.

In the case of the four-line kite, the main work is done at the level of the inclination of the wrists: by tilting the left wrist down, we put the left wing negative impact, which makes it back, and therefore causes rotation on the spot in a counter-clockwise direction.

By putting both hands in negative impact, the kite retreats.

By finely tuning the angle setting, the kite can hover in any position, anywhere in the flight window.

The flight of the four-line kite makes one think, by its flexibility, that of the helicopter.

It is the only machine to allow movement in any direction (forward, backward, skew) and to offer the ability to be stopped with a surprising clarity, even a few inches from the ground.

The first commercially piloted 4-wire kite was Revolution kite's rev1.

The acrobatic kite (freestyle)
This discipline is a physically demanding discipline, with most figures requiring a certain amount of fanfare. It is not uncommon to be forced to run and / or have very quick and coordinated actions.

The precision
PrecisionThis discipline consists of the realization of codified figures. It is practiced alone or with others. The main criteria of notation are the precision of the realization of the figure in the "window" as well as the sharpness of the whole.

Ballet is a discipline similar to ballet in figure skating which can be practiced either individually or in pairs or teams (at least three members). Ballet consists of the interpretation of a piece of music according to a choreography that can incorporate all types of figures. Without music, this is not a ballet.

The indoor kite
Practiced indoors with kites usually very light, (now or sul) this discipline uses the relative wind created by the movement of the pilot to keep the kite flying.
the absence of wind allows the kite to make 360 ​​° horizontal and 180 ° vertical passing over the pilot's head.

Aerial photography
Aerial photography by kite was initiated by the French photographer Arthur Batut in 1888.
The kite can indeed serve as an economical way to make aerial photographs.

The Rokkaku ("hexagon" in Japanese) is a kite particularly suited to this discipline, because it is both very stable and very good carrier.

They are all raised thanks to another kite called "carrier".
The wind enters the opening (s) which shapes the structure

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