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Box Kites

Box kites also know as cellular kites have unusual shapes and sizes, so they tend to draw a lot of attention. All are easy to fly.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

A box kite is a high performance kite, noted for developing relatively high lift; it is a type within the family of cellular kites. The typical design has four parallel struts. The box is made rigid with diagonal crossed struts. There are two sails, or ribbons, whose width is about a quarter of the length of the box. The ribbons wrap around the ends of the box, leaving the ends and middle of the kite open. In flight, one strut is the bottom, and the bridle is tied between the top and bottom of this strut. The dihedrals of the sails help stability. The box kite was invented in 1893 by Lawrence Hargrave,[1] an Englishman who emigrated to Australia, as part of his attempt to develop a manned flying machine. Hargrave linked several of his box kites (Hargrave cells) together, creating sufficient lift for him to fly some 16 ft (4.9 m) off the ground.[2] A winged variant of this kite is known as the Cody kite following its development by Samuel Cody as a platform for military observation during the Second Boer War. Military uses also involved a kite/radio transmitter combination issued to pilots during World War II for use in liferafts.[3] Large box kites are constructed as cellular kites. Rather than one box, there are many, each with its own set of sails. Most of the altitude records for kite flying are held by large box kites, with Dacron sails, flown with Spectra cable. Before Dacron, Spectra and Kevlar were available, high performance box kites used oiled silk, linen or hemp sails, and were flown with steel cable. Silk, linen and hemp were used because they could be spun finer than cotton and stretched relatively little when wet. Steel had the highest available strength for its weight.

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Circus Stripe 36" Box Kite Circus Stripe 36" Box Kite
Code: 11115
Price: $28.99
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Cabana Stripe 36" Box Kite Cabana Stripe 36" Box Kite
Code: 11114
Price: $28.99
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F-Box Kite Beach F-Box Kite Beach
Code: 106372
Price: $29.99
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Pyramid Box kite from New Tech Kites Pyramid Box kite from New Tech Kites
Code: 55024
Price: $30.99
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Solaris Rainbow Box Kite Solaris Rainbow Box Kite
Code: 55018
Price: $35.99
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Roto Kite from HQ Kites Roto Kite from HQ Kites
Code: 106350
Price: $49.99
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Cody Pro Box Kite by New Tech Kites Cody Pro Box Kite by New Tech Kites
Code: 55012
Price: $65.99
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Triptych Kite by New Tech Kites Triptych Kite by New Tech Kites
Code: 54542
Price: $67.99
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Clarke's Crystal Box Kite by Premier Kites Clarke's Crystal Box Kite by Premier Kites
Code: 11072
Price: $68.99
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Starflake Multi Cell Kite by New Tech Kites Starflake Multi Cell Kite by New Tech Kites
Code: 55032
Price: $83.99
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Facet Kite by New Tech Kites Facet Kite by New Tech Kites
Code: 55022
Price: $35.99
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Shooting Star Cellular Kite Shooting Star Cellular Kite
Code: 55047
Price: $42.99
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The Sojourn Box Kite from New Tech Kites The Sojourn Box Kite from New Tech Kites
Code: 54504
Price: $97.99
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Roto Extreme Box Kite Roto Extreme Box Kite
Code: 106352
Price: $99.99
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12' Box Delta Kites (4 to choose from) 12' Box Delta Kites (4 to choose from)
Code: 12boxdelta
Price: $119.95
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Stellar Box XL Sunrise kite by HQ Kites Stellar Box XL Sunrise kite by HQ Kites
Code: 106380
Price: $169.99
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Swept Wing Double Box Delta Kite Swept Wing Double Box Delta Kite
Code: 33872
Price: $199.99
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Orbit Googleflex (2 color options) Orbit Googleflex (2 color options)
Code: googleflex
Price: $199.95
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Houtermans Star Box Kite Houtermans Star Box Kite
Code: 106615
Price: $249.99
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Treczoks Cody Treczoks Cody
Code: 106480
Price: $329.99
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Excaliber by Premier Kites Excaliber by Premier Kites
Code: 11225
Price: $329.95
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Counter Rotating Box Kite Counter Rotating Box Kite
Code: 11222
Price: $399.95
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Key Lime Dimension X Kite Key Lime Dimension X Kite
Code: 45916
Price: $399.95
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Blue Energy Super Nova Kite (2 colors) Blue Energy Super Nova Kite (2 colors)
Code: supernova
Price: $599.95
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