History of this kite is about 300 years old. Moreover, it is the oldest type of aircraft. It originated / invented in China about 300 years ago. The passing of wind through the pipes produces a whistling sound which caused enemy troops to fear and flee. So, kites had important part in classical Chinese army.
Kite is named after a gorgeous bird. The name”Kite” comes in the graceful and soaring bird, the kite. It is the combination of many things. Kites can be made from paper, light wood, leaves, fabric and other lighter materials such as synthetics, plastics, nylon, fiberglass etc.. Bamboo, light wood, aluminum and reeds may be used for making the frame of kite. Length of the kite is the most important and depending factor. Another most important ingredient of it’s string or line (locally known as manja). Cotton is most suitable ingredient for making of the string or line, though nylon and polyester can also be utilized. However, nylon and polyester is comparatively dangerous and also prohibited in Pakistan.
Flying of kites are not vital for everyone, but it’s certainly something that we enjoy and can relate to so many manners. The parents buy kites for their kids in their vacations. Some of the kites are so large and are in the form of a sharks and snakes. These kites have really long tails that whips in the wind too. Recently, there’s a revival of kite festivals all over. One can see intriguing designs of colorful kites of different shapes and sizes during such festivals. These have led to innovations in the design of kites such as the box, bowed, delta and dragon etc.. Its lovers have established clubs and arrange competitions of kite flying.
Technique behind Kite
It’s interesting to understand how kites fly. The combination of force, drag and gravity keeps it in the air. It must be flown in such a manner that its angle against the wind, known as the angle of attack, provides maximum lift to conquer both gravity and drag. The angle of attack can be controlled by one or more short lines called the bridles. Flying of kite is really easy and amazing. The end lift it up into the air quickly. If there’s enough string to let, the kite goes as large as it want to go. It got a little harder to control in the air because the wind kept it tugging. It was so peaceful to watch it sway back and forth in the breeze.
Kite flying is truly a game of in Pakistan. It is fairly inexpensive and one does not need to rely upon anything special-play fields or even a team to enjoy it. Like the free flight of one’s creativity, dreams, aspirations and ambition, kite flying gives a release to the instinctive urge to fly high in the sky.