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AKA
The American Kitefliers Association


Hammonasset Kite Festival
May 17 & 18, 2014 in Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT
Video of highlights from 2013, courtesy of Ray Hilson.


Kitt Kites Kite Store
478 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
Telephone: 401-244-5264





PICTURES:
The 4th Graders at Salem Elementary School in Salem, CT, said I need to put pictures up on this page.



Bill Coons' Wildwood photos Bill Coons' Hammonasset 2010 photos


Kite Videos:
I have put some kite videos up on YouTube.


Sewing Machine
Shirone Kite Battles 2 National Geographic Weather Channel Commercial Kite Buggy


KITE KNOTS: Are you knotty? Click here to learn the most useful Kite Knots.


Kinko's Sled kite plan
How to make a great flying kite out of a bag from FedEx Kinko's.


SLED KITE PLAN:
If you met us at one of our kite making workshops for kids,
here are the Plans for making the Polymorphic (Sled) Kite:

Making the Wonderful Polymorphic Kite

Kitt Kites
478 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
Telephone: 401-244-5264

Sea Side Kites
Hull, MA

Other online Kite Stores:

Kitty Hawk Kites

The Kite Loft

Into the Wind

Gone With the Wind

Where to get Kite Making supplies:

Kite Studio

Hang-'em High

Where to get the Giant Peter Lynn Show Kites:

Peter Lynn Giant Show Kites Gomberg Kite Productions International


Kite Forums
Kite Forums are great for talking about kite flying and kite making.

Kitebuilder Gone With The Wind Revolution Fighter Kite Central



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: gengvall@cox.net
E-mail Maggie at: maggiekite@cox.net






Kite Plans Pages


6 Foot Rokkaku



Kinko's Bag Sled Kite

Kite Making Books


Catherine's Wheel

Circoflex Plans


SquareFlake

Bol - Johannesen


Kite Sewing 101

Kite Knots


Other great sources of kite making information:


Kite Builders Forum:
a great place to learn
how to make kites.

Pete Peters
terrific Plans site.


Peter deJong Plans site

kites.org


Super-duper kite sites for KIDS !!!


David Ellis' Resource Page

BOOKS



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 you.
Clicking here, 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: gengvall@cox.net
Maggie E-mail: maggiekite@cox.net