Kite flying in the country Ajaccio ©®

The kite rises and holds in the air thanks to the aerodynamic forces that the wind exerts on its wing.

All kites use the same principle as that of an airplane wing, that is to say the lift created by the speed of the flow of air on a flat or arched surface.

The aerodynamic forces (lift and drag), the kite weight and the tension force of the restraining wire balance out.

The wing is usually kept oblique to the wind at a precise angle given by the clamping.

A kite must be stabilized if it tends to bow or twirl when the wind forces. We can for that:
- give it a dihedron (arch the transverse yard by stretching a wire between its two ends);
- give it a tail, possibly weighted at its end;
- add vertical panels, which act as drifts.

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