Kite Designs

Kite designs come in a large number of styles and sizes, with the list increasing every day. Kite fliers love to display their creativity by bringing out their own unique kite designs. If you have some kite designs of your own in mind, then enter them into a competition next time, and you just might win a fabulous prize. This is mainly because kite designs are an art form, and the result is completely dependent on the creativity of the kite maker. In fact, with kite designs, the sky is literally the limit.

Now originally kite designs were made on paper, with kite makers putting in a good deal of technical knowledge coupled with experience. Since there are no strict rules about making kites, to be successful at making kite designs, you at least need to have a good knowledge of kites and their general principles. Till then, there are many classic kites available, complete with kite designs, which you can try and emulate to create your own copy of the classic.

Kite Designs Books

'The Magnificent Book of Kites', by Maxwell Eden, is a great book for kite enthusiasts, as it contains all the information you will need to design and build kites. There are other books, which through the help of classic kites, explain how the kite design process takes place. Once you have a thorough understanding of each aspect of kites, you will soon be able to design kites of your own. Some of these books are 'The Fighter Kite Book', by David Gomberg, 'Stunt Kites to Make and Fly', by Servaas van der Horst and 'The Tao of Kiteflying', by Harm van Veen.

Today, the trend of using CAD (Computer Aided Design) programs, for kite design, is becoming extremely popular. Doing away with the need for exhaustive precision and hours bent over your design sheet, CAD programs do a lot of the work for you. Even though you need to guide the program, you will find the experience of kite design much simplified with these programs. To begin with you can start off with a classic kite plan, and build up on it to incorporate your own kite design. CAD programs make it easy to modify your work, without having to start from scratch every time you have to make a change.

A lot of practice and sheer determination will go a long way in making you an expert on kite designs.

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