|The eagle kite can swoop and soar like a bird. To make it rise you must tack to the wind, swooping in upward arcs. The same applies to the downward motion. It can glide laterally like a bird and a skilled flyer can make it appear to have natural flight patterns. It must be handled carefully in changing winds.
|Unfortunately, the flight ended in disaster. My friend shrugged and, pointing to his box of kites, said, "It happens, you always have spares."
update: June 2008
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