Re: Kite Arch
|Subject||Re: Kite Arch|
|Fromemail@example.com (Andy Wardley)|
|Date||Tue, 09 Jul 1996 10:16:13 +0000|
GX MaN writes > I'm trying to find info on building a kite arch to be used > for a charity event..... > > Would anyone have any experience with one or know where to > direct me to..?
I have no experience but I was closely examining an arch at Shrewsbury kitefest this weekend and can explain in simple detail how it is constructed.
Each kite is a simple diamond with a piece of glass fibre rod (3mm?) inserted into a pocket at the top and bottom:
(hold onto your hats - it's crap ascii art time)
_ _/|\_ _/ | \_ / | \ \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \|/ v
and then each is sewn onto a piece of sturdy line which forms the cross-piece:
_ _ _ _/|\_ _/|\_ _/|\_ _/ | \_ _/ | \_ _/ | \_ ___/____|____\___/____|____\___/____|____\_____ \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \ | / \|/ \|/ \|/ v v v
Sew a bundle of these together, fix each end of the line down and you have yourself a kite arch.