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By Leslie Hunt

A SQUARE BOX KITE WITH WINGS

There is no easier way to make this strong-flying kite than first to make a box kite as described in No. 17, and to add the wings as shown in Figure 53. This method is not recommended for the Triangular Box Kite with Wings since it is desirable to make compound kites so they may be folded.  Storage of kites is quite a problem at any time, and especially if the kite has considerable thickness.  Since the kite about to be described may be folded, the stick supporting the wings being tied to the frame, it needs but little more space than the Square Box Kite itself.

The lifting power of kites of this kind is enormous, but sometimes they refuse to rise at all, especially in a strong wind.  A long bridle must then be added as described for box kites.  A little adjusting will then correct the trouble and the kite will tug at its string almost beyond belief.  The kite is shown in Figure 55.


FIG. 55. 
CORNER VIEW OF THE SQUARE BOX KITE WITH WINGS
This kite may be flown in ordinary winds from the point marked by the letter A. For strong-wind flying, see the description of the kite for instructions.

A kite of the above type rated .50 ounce per square foot. It was an excellent flier.

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