Gary Engvall's Kite Site
The American Kitefliers Association
AKA Significant Dates 2016:
|Friday, January 15, 2016
||KITING Spring Issue deadline
|Friday, April 15,
||KITING Summer Issue deadline
|Thursday, July 07,
|Friday, July 15,
||KITING Fall Issue Deadline
|Sunday, August 21,
September 28, 2016
||BALLOTS DUE BACK
||KITING Winter Issue Deadline
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
478 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
I have put some kite videos up on YouTube.
KITE KNOTS: Are you knotty?
Click here to
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