Why They Fly

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People argue over this subject endlessly, some people believe everything is explained by Bernouuli, some say circulation, some say Newton. At the end of the day who cares, we know that kites do fly and so long as we know what things to chage to get the desired effect we've got all we need.

Zealots for any one theory aside, a kite probably uses all of these mechanisms to fly. Rather than try to be a pseudo expert here I'll leave this section to people who really know what theyre talking about:

You can get more information about how wings and aerofoils work by following these links
ALLSTAR NASA's Aeronautics Learning Laboratory for Science Technology and Research
The Airfoil Misconception in K6 Textbooks "How do airplane wings really work". Discussion on Newton vs Bernoulli explanations.
Prof.Dr.Klaus Weltner Misinterpretations of Bernoulli's Law and Physics of Flight Reviewed.
See How It Flies
Bernoulli and Newton Bernoulli vs Newton by Glenn Research Center
How do planes fly?

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