What helps a kite fly straight up?
Like a tail, the dihedral helps keep your kite balanced in the sky. The wind will go around the curved surface and push the kite straight up. That’s why curved kites usually fly better than flat ones.
What makes a good kite?
Wind range: A good kite will take off in a light breeze, but doesn’t become unstable or unmanageable if the wind picks up later on. Fun factor: Once the kite is up in the air, is it fun to fly?
When should you fly a kite?
When & Where To Fly A Kite
Kites can be flown at any time of the year as long as the wind is right. It is recommended that you observe the wind range for your type of kite. Do not fly a kite on days when the wind is too strong for the type of kite you are flying. This will only damage the kite.
How high can a kite fly?
If the line is too thin it will break; but if it’s too thick, its drag will keep the kite closer to the Earth’s surface — a delicate balancing act indeed. Well, for many decades, the world kite-flying altitude record stood at 12,471 feet, set in 1896 by A. E. Sweetland and Henry Helm Clayton.