Mathew Lippincott’s blog on design and DIY aerospace
May 9th, 2011

Kite Fishing in Indonesia & Melanesia

Traditional Kite fishing in Indonesia, using the motion of a kite to give bait a constant motion. A little more history here. I think this is the one of the first applications of flight outside of games and signals.

 

and in Melanesia, with a cringe-worthy soundtrack

February 27th, 2011

Kite Balloon Development @ PLOTS

Follow the kite balloon working page over at the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science.  There’s a lot of research in there that I’ve only now gotten on the web.

 

test kite balloon with molly, 2008

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