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March 6, 1962 A. V. JOHNSQN, JR 3,023,987 KITE ROCKET PARACHUTE RELEASE Filed March 21, 1960 JNVENTOR. Aura: V.’ Jay/vim; Je. " ni atent cc 3,023,987 Patented Mar. 6, 1962 1 2 3,023,987 aligned aperture 36 in the sail card 34 thus maintaining KITE ROCKET PARACHUTE RELEASE Axel V. Johnson, Jr., 65 Hillbrook Circle, Pittsford, N.Y. Filed Mar. 21, 1961), Ser. No. 16,233 2 Claims. (Cl. 244-155) This invention relates to kites and more particularly to the parts in assembled relationship until the enlarged loop 26 engages the abutment member 42 on the kite string 22, which engagement causes rearward movement of the trip bar 24 so as to withdraw the point 30 thereof from‘ interlocking engagement ‘with the aperture 36 of the sail an accessory therefor. card 34, thus allowing the same to drop downwardly toward the earth. This trip bar may also releasably sup novelty attachment for kites which will automatically re port the shroud line 38 of a toy parachute 40, for release lease a parachute upon reaching a predetermined point 10 simultaneously with the release of the sail card 34. along the kite cable, and which will then return to the It will now be recognized that in actual use, the para starting position after effecting such release. chute and sail card 34 are attached in the maner shown, Still another object of the present invention is to pro whereupon the device is mounted upon the kite string 22 vide a kite rocket of the type described which employs by inserting it through the provided openings 28, 22 in the It is an object of the present invention to provide a a releasable sail member which is released from the rocket 15 enlarged loop and sliders, respectively. The wind will member upon striking an object carried upon the kite then propel the rocket through the sail card 34 upwardly cable, simultaneously with the release of the parachute also carried thereby, and following which the rocket will return to the starting position. along the length of the kite string 22 until the enlarged loop 26 abuts with the stop member 42 carried upon the kite string 22, which abutment causes rearward move Another object of the present invention is to provide 20 ment of the trip bar 24 to release the sail card 34 and a kite rocket of the type hereinbefore described which parachute for movement toward the ground. With the can be manufactured in large quantities at a relatively sail card released from the rocket, it will return by its low cost, and which can be readily manipulated by young own weight to the initial starting position, where it may and old children alike. be reset. All of the foregoing and still further objects and ad 25 While this invention has been described with particular vantages of this invention will become apparent from a reference to the construction shown in the drawing, it is study of the following speci?cation, taken in connection to be understood that such is not to be construed as im with the accompanying drawing, wherein: parting limitations upon the invention, which is best de ?ned by the claims appended hereto. FIGURE 1 is a side elevational view, partly in section, of a kite rocket assembly made in accordance with the 30 Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and present invention in actual use; desire to secure by Letters Patent: FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the assembly shown 1. A kite rocket comprising in combination a hollow in FIGURE 1 during the return movement thereof to main body member having a tail assembly at one end the initial starting position; and a nose assembly at the opposite end, slide means com FIGURE 3 is a front end elevational view of the device 35 prising a ?rst unclosed loop extending from said nose shown in FIGURE 1; FIGURE 4 is a top plan view, with parts broken away, of the assembly shown in FIGURE 1; and assembly and a second unclosed loop extending from said tail assembly, said slide means positioned and adapted to support said main body member for slidable movement, FIGURE 5 is a perspective view of ‘a sail member longitudinally along a ?exible kite string, said nose assem 40 bly including an oblique slot positioned and adapted to forming a part of the present invention. Referring now- to the drawing, a kite rocket 10 made receive and support a rigid sail in a plane transverse to in accordance with the present invention is shown to in the length of the main body member and extending down clude a substantially hollow cylindrical main body por wardly therefrom, the plane being approximately perpen tion 12 having an interior compartment 14 and provided dicular to the ground when the main body member is with a tail assembly 16 at one end and a nose assembly 45 supported by said kite string, a rigid sail having an aper 18 at the opposite end. A pair of longitudinally aligned ture therein and positioned in said slot, a U-shaped trip eye members 20 serve as slide means for slidably sup bar supported for reciprocal movement longitudinally porting the rocket upon a ?exible cable 22, such as a kite string. Each of the eyes 20 is provided with a small within said main body member, the longer leg of said trip bar terminating in an enlarged unclosed loop pro opening 23 into which the kite string 22 may be inserted 50 jecting forwardly outward from said nose assembly and or removed. While screw eye type sliders 21) have been adapted to freely encircle the kite string on which said main body member is to be supported, the short leg of said trip bar terminating in a point normally extending may be substituted therefor without departing from the through said oblique slot and through said aperture in said spirit of the present invention. 55 sail, the reciprocal movement of said trip bar being su?i A trip bar 24 is slidably supported within the interior cient to disengage said short leg from said slot. illustrated in the drawing, it will be recognized that wheels, bearings, and other type of slide mechanisms 14 of the main body member 12 and has one end formed into an enlarged loop 26 which is freely spaced from the kite string 22. This enlarged loop 26 projects outwardly 2. A kite rocket as set forth in claim 1, further corn~ prising a parachute having a shroud line insertable into said oblique slot and releasably carried upon said point from the forward end of the rocket and is adapted to en 60 of said trip bar with said sail. gage with an abutment 42 mounted anywhere along the length of the kite string 22, and preferably near the at tachment point of the kite 44. This enlarged loop 26 is also provided with an opening 28 to facilitate the inser tion and removal of the kite string 22. The opposite 65 end of the trip bar 24 is provided with a point 30 which is movable into an obliquely extending slot 32 in the nose 18, into which slot a card 34 having an aperture 36 is slidably received. This card 34 functions as a sail to pro pel the rocket along the length of the kite string 22 70 toward the kite 44. The point 30 of the trip bar normally extends through the obliquely extending slot 32 and the References Cited in the ?le of this‘patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 589,373 1,211,896 1,484,775 2,522,422 2,944,775 2,950,887 Folsom et al __________ __ Aug. 31, 1897 Thomas ______________ __ Jan. 9, Haight ______________ __ Feb. 26, Wolf ________________ __ Sept. 2, Selleck ______________ __ July 12, Hidding _____________ __ Aug. 30, 1917 1924 1950 1960 1960 FOREIGN PATENTS 19,137 Great Britain ____________ __ 1902 AD.