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*KITE HISTORY: A GLIMPSE {VARIOUS DESIGNS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD & THROUGHOUT THE AGES}

ENGLAND 1940

USA 1940

USA 1953

USA 1898

HOLLAND 1618

ITALY 105 CHINA 1644

CHINA 480 BC

AUSTRALIA 1893


*FLAT FORMS {UNDERSTANDING THE STRUCTURE OF FLAT KITES & THE FLEXIBILITY OF THEIR SKINS}

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*CELLULAR FORMS {UNDERSTANDING THE STRUCTURE OF CELLULAR KITES & THE FLEXIBILITY OF THEIR SKINS}

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*KITE HISTORY: INNOVATION {SPRING 2012 STUDIO: ST. LOUIS, MO}


*INITIAL EXPLORATIONS {FROM FLAT TO CELLULAR: ESTABLISHING A MODULE}

FLAT FORM

VERSION I

VERSION II

GROUPING

CELLULAR EXTRUSION

SKIN

ASSEMBLY

FINAL MODULE


*PROTOTYPE I {JOINING THE MODULES WITH A CENTER AIR POCKET}


KITE TESTING FLIGHT *TESTING FLIGHT {CATCHING AIR WITH PROTOTYPE I}


*PROTOTYPE II {ALTERING THE DESIGN TO INCORPORATE WINGS FOR LOFT}


*PROTOTYPE II {RENDERINGS OF REVISED DESIGN}


*ORTHOGRAPHIC DRAWINGS {PROTOTYPE II PLAN & ELEVATION}


*ORTHOGRAPHIC DRAWINGS CONTINUED {PROTOTYPE II SECTIONS}

SECTION KEY

A

C

B

SECTION A

SECTION B

SECTION C


*ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM {DIAGRAM FOR WARPED CONE}

CONE 1 ASSEMBLY

CONE 3 ASSEMBLY


*ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM CONTINUED {DIAGRAM FOR REGULAR CONE}

CONE 2 ASSEMBLY

CONE 4 ASSEMBLY


*HEXOCONE KITE {FINAL MODEL PHOTOGRAPHS WITH JOINT DETAIL IMAGES}

DETAIL: ARM JOINT & CONNECTION TO ADJACENT CONES

DETAIL:SLOTTED HEXAGON FOR ARMS


*HEXOCONE KITE {FINAL MODEL IN FLIGHT}


Hexocone Kite