Sled Kites Project Instructions
The Sled Kite Project has been quite popular with the students.   These
Sled Kites have three significant features:
- They are a low cost project that flies well.
- A group of students can build and fly them in is less than an hour.
- They are easy for the students to roll up and take home in their backpacks.
The Bill of Materials for these Sled Kites is shown below:
- White or clear 33 gallon (or similar) Garbage Bag
- 3/16” dowel 24” long, 2 pieces.   One potential source to purchase these from is
Balsa USA (i.e. WWW.BALSAUSA.COM)
- Kite String. One potential source is A C Supply
(i.e. www.acsupplyco.com, # HIF300).
Also, the following tools and supplies will be needed:
- Kite Template made from a plastic sheet or similar per the Sled Kite Pattern
- A Sharpie marker (i.e. for tracing around the kite pattern)
- Clear Duct Tape, 6 strips approximately ¾” x 2” and 4 pieces approximately ¾” x 1”
- 1/8” diameter Paper Punch Other sizes will work but 1/8” is the preferred size due needing to be able to
easily punch a hole thru two layers of duct tape and the ability to feed the kite string thru this hole.
- Magic Markers, optional for the decorating the kite.   Permanent markers are needed to be able to decorate
the plastic sheet