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KITE STUDY MODEL

I TOOK THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE WINGS FROM THE PREVIOUS PROTOTYPE AND AT THE SAME TIME ADDED MORE WINGS AND CONNECTED THEM. THE FUNNEL SHAPED FORM OF THE KITE WAS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE STRING NEEDED TO BE PULLED AT AN ANGLE IN ORDER FOR IT TO BE EFFECTIVE AND IT ALSO ORGANIZED THE STRING. ALL OF THE SPRINGS AND COILS ARE MADE BY HAND IN ORDER TO CONTROL THE SIZE AND SHAPE. FROM THIS MODEL, I LEARNED THAT THE SPACING OF THE CONNECTIONS INFUENCED IF THE WINGS WOULD FLAP OR NOT AND THAT THE I NEEDED TO USE HEAVIER WIRE SO IT WOULD MORE STABLE.


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