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322            '             IDEAL HOME LIFE
ing of your kite in its construction, a proper tilting of the kite's surface to the breeze.
The frame-work should be light but strong. In the plain kite, the sticks should be lashed together with string, as nailing weakens the stick. They should be lashed diagonally in both directions with a few rounds between the sticks.
Figure 29
The covering is very important. A heavy tissue paper is good for small kites; for box kites and large plain kites, lining cambric is serviceable.
In drawing on the cloth cover, be careful not to get the goods on the kite too much on the bias, or there will be sagging. The string must be strong. It is as important to the kite as the motor is to an airplane, as it gives a means of control against air currents.
Tailed Kites
Figure 29, a kite with a tail, is made of a stick about 2 feet 5 inches long, and crossed by one about three-fourths the length
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