Rotor kites (often called UFO kites) are one of those unusual kites that require more complex aerodynamics in order to fly. This particular kite flies only when rotating. Make sure you have lots of wind for this kite by either visiting the beach or tying it to your bicycle.
This kite is very picky about wind speed. Make sure the string doesn’t rub on the plates during flight. You can use hollow gardening stakes, empty ballpoint pen tubes taped together into a long straw, or composite tubes instead of the straws described here. Fishing line or nylon string works for kite line as well.
Materials: Two straws, a long length of string (20 feet or more), duct tape, two foam plates (at least 4 inches in diameter, one 6×4-inch clean foam meat tray, hot glue gun, and scissors.
Here’s what you do:
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