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Fig. 26

By duplicating the front kite of the Broom-Straw Flying Machine (Fig. 26), and placing it where the rear wings are, you will have

A Pyramidal Box Kite

practically speaking, almost any form of kite, airplane, or airship may be manufactured of broom straws and paper.  Fig. 27 shows 

A Broom-Straw Hargrave,

or box kite, and also shows the way it may be made of strips of paper and straws. It is possible that your box kite may be so large as to need a stronger spine (A B, Fig. 27) than that afforded by a single straw, in which case use two or even three straws lashed together with thread. 


Fig. 27. 
How to pin a paper box kite together with straws.

The straw sticks may be lengthened, when necessary, by binding the ends of two straws together (Fig. 28); 


Fig. 28. 
The straws lashed together.

but if the reader wishes to build a really beautiful little air-ship let him take

Different Colored Tissue Paper,

and using some good paste to secure the straws, placing they along near the edges of the paper as in Fig. 29, 


Fig. 29. 
How to paste the paper over the straws

and after snipping a triangular piece out of the paper at the angles, as shown at A, B, and C (Fig. 29), apply the paste to

The Flap of Paper

outside of the straw, carefully turn it over the straws as is show on the side A C (Fig. 29), and press it down like B C is in Fig. 29.  


Fig. 6. from Filipino Kite

To make a curved edge, bend the straw to the desired curve, fasten it temporarily with a thread D E, (Fig. 6, from Filipino Kite), place it over the paper as in the diagram and snip out the little wedge-shaped pieces of the outside paper as shown between the H flaps (Fig. 6).  Past one down at a time, as already described, and press the flap over as shown by F and G (Fig. 6).

See Also Broom-Straw Kite Construction:

Luna Kite
Broom Straw Air-Ship
Broom Straw Advantages

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