Gary Engvall's Kite Site
The American Kitefliers Association
AKA Region 1 Facebook Page
AKA Significant Dates 2017:
| Sunday, January 15, 2017 || KITING deadline (Spring Issue) || |
| Tuesday, January 24, 2017|| KTAI|| |
| Saturday, April 15, 2017 || KITING deadline (Summer Issue) || |
| Thursday, July 13, 2017 || Nominations requested|| Annual Meeting minus 90 days|
| Saturday, July 15, 2017|| KITING deadline (Fall Issue)|| |
| Saturday, August 12, 2017|| Nominations Due Back || Annual Meeting minus 60 days|
| Saturday, August 12, 2017|| Begin Ingraham, Toy, Edeiken Awards Process|| Annual Meeting minus 60 days|
| Sunday, August 27, 2017|| Ballots Sent Out|| Annual Meeting minus 45 days|
| Wednesday, September 20, 2017|| Ingraham, Toy, Edeiken Awards – Final Selection|| Annual Meeting minus 21 days|
| Sunday, October 04, 2017|| Ballots Due Back|| Annual Meeting minus 7 days|
| Wednesday, October 11, 2017|| 2017 AKA Annual Meeting || |
| Wednesday, October 25, 2017|| 2018 Board takes office.|| 2 weeks after Annual Meeting.|
| Wednesday, October 15, 2017|| KITING deadline (Winter Issue) || |
What have I been up to?
Hammonasset Kite Festival
Look for a return of the Festival in 2017. The fields are under construction.
Video of Hammonasset 2014 courtesy of Billy Echevarria.
Video of highlights from 2013, courtesy of Ray Hilson.
Kitt Kites Kite Store
Brenton Point State Park, Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840
I have put some kite videos up on YouTube.
KITE KNOTS: Are you knotty?
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learn the most useful Kite Knots.
If you are looking for information about any kinds of kites,
we hope we have a way to find the information here.
If you don't find what you are looking for, please e-mail me and I can try
to point you in the right direction:
E-mail Maggie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
||The picture to the left is of a (Samuel Franklin) Cody War Box kite that
I made. It was the first time I had attempted to make something that size
without any plans. It is built around S.F.Cody's favorite measurement, 6.
It is 6 feet long, front to back, with a 6 inch "rake" or forward lean. Each
box is 2 x 2, making the main Box kite 4 feet wide, 2 feet tall, and 6 feet
long. Each portion of wing is 2 feet wide, making each wing tip 5 feet away
from the box, for a total wingspread of 14 feet. The material is 3/4 ounce
Icarex (polyester). The longerons are K-75 fiberglass, and the cross sticks
are FL-505 fiberglass. All of the fittings are ABS plastic rod cut to length,
center drilled for sticks, and cross drilled for line.
NOTE: I am frequently asked for plans for this Cody Kite. I want to make
it clear: There aren't any plans! Yes, I made templates and yes, those have
been occasionally loaned out so other people could make this kite. But I
simply didn't make any when I made the kite.
Photo above by Alice Hayden
I make a lot of kites, single line and dual line. Will fly quad (4) line
kites under duress. I also make and fly fighters and rokkaku's.
If you are looking to get together with other Kiters in the Northeast USA,
The ConnectiKITERS is a very active Kite Club that would love to hear from
ConnectiKITERS , will take
you to their web page.
Another very active northeastern USA kite club is the
New York Kite Enthusiasts.
They are located mostly around Albany, NY.
Maggie & Gary Engvall
Gary E-mail: email@example.com