Kites: A Practical Handbook

Kites: A Practical Handbook

by RonMoulton (Author), PatLloyd (Author)


The age old pastime of kite flying has recently experienced a dramatic increase in popularity owing to the introduction of bold new designs and materials for improved standards of efficiency. In this completely revised and updated edition of one of the best books ever written on the hobby, Ron Moulton (founder of the British Kite Flying Association) and Pat Lloyd (an internationally respected draughtsman) provide all the latest information on making and flying modern kites. The authoritative text and detailed drawings and even more colour photographs combine to describe the new era of advanced models, the latest materials and the expert skills required. Specialities such as kit fighting with the Rokkaku design, aerial photography, Parabear drops and team aerobatics are supported by 30 fully-dimensioned kite plans that embrace the traditional, the simple and the sophisticated.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
Publisher: Special Interest Model Books
Published: 31 Dec 1998

ISBN 10: 1854861433
ISBN 13: 9781854861436

Media Reviews
'One of the best new books to appear on the British kite scene - a must for the kite bookshelf...' Kite Flyer magazine. 'A rare book you can read from first page to last - the fundamental kite book.' Cervi Volante, Italian AIA. 'Welcome and fresh approach, clear and simple drawings, excellent...' Kite Wings, Essex Kite Group. 'A gem which no teacher of Craft, Design and Technology can afford to pass by...' Conference & Common Room magazine. 'Information not available in any other book...' World Kite Museum, Long Beach.
Author Bio
Author Pat Moulton was a model-making magazine publisher for almost forty years and a life-long aviation enthusiast. He established the British Kite Flying Association in 1975 and organised three annual kite festivals. Illustrator Pat Lloyd is a skilled draughtsman and model-maker whose talents are evident in the 102 full-page sketches he produced for this book.