A Glossary of Kiting Terminology
Confused by all those strange words kiters use? Can't tell your Modulus from your axle, or a BoT from a Rev? Then read on...
The apparatus on a horses head by which it is controlled;
An undressed tree stem of medium girth;
A gibbet on which the Romans exposed malefactors, made from an undressed tree stem of medium girth;
The back of a book;
A sheet of canvas, framework of slats, or other structure, spread to catch the wind;
One of the layers of material in a shoe heel;
That which has length without breadth or thickness;
A rapacious person.
As you can probably now appreciate, it is a non-trivial task building an efficient tethered flying machine.
Patrick heavier-than-air Prosser (
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them to me - anything considered!!