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Tetrahedral Kite Workshop


559 Chebucto St, Baddeck

902-295-2069


Overview

Let your imagination take flight! Bell invented the four-celled tetrahedral kite during his flight experiments at the turn of the last century. See if you have what it takes to build your own then put your kite to the test when you step outside to fly it. This is not child’s play. Bell’s kite-flying experiments led to the success of the Silver Dart – the first powered, controlled airplane flight in Canada. Check out the full-scale replica of the plane and enjoy the view of the spectacular Bras d’Or Lakes where the original plane was flown off the ice in 1909.

The tetrahedral kite program is designed for teens, adults, and family groups of up to four people. Build a four-celled tetrahedral kite similar to the ones Alexander Graham Bell built and flew while working toward his goal of achieving powered flight. Although the materials are simple, the design is fairly complex, adding to the fun. Participants in this workshop will learn how and why Bell used this particular kite design and will leave with a kite of their own.

45 minutes, $9.60 per kite

July and August: 1:00 pm (Daily)

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