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. Jan. 22, 1963
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E. H. WILLIAMS
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TOY KITE
Filed NOV. 6, 1961
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Arraeaers.
3,674,673
Patented Jan. 22, 1963
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FIG. 4. The stabilizer support 42 is a formed Wire mem
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ber having a propeller shaft 44, a horizontal offset 46,
and a vertically extending portion 48. The means re
movably securing bow arms 14 and 16 and longitudinal
rib 12 together is formed integral with the vertically
extending portion 48 and comprises a pair of aligned,
TOY KITE
Eugene H. Williams, 4050 Lee St. NE,
Washington, DC.
Filed Nov. 6, 1961, Ser. No. 150,312
5 Claims. (Cl. 244--153)
spaced U-shaped members 5%} and 52 having bight por
tions 54 and 56, respectively. A pair of parallel arms
The invention described herein relates to kites and
58 and 60 extend between U-shaped members 50 and 52.
more particularly to a novel kite construction having
improved stabilizing means in lieu of the more conven 10 \ The frame of the kite 1%} is assembled by placing the
stabilizer support 42 on the longitudinal rib 12 so that
tional tail or the like.
parallel arms 58 and 6t) are in engagement therewith as
Kites as conventionally constructed have a frame com
shown in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3. The inner end portions 14a
and 16a are extended through openings 38 in covering
such a kite is flown, a tail is normally ?xed to the rear 15 18 in crossed relation to each other and in overlapping
prised of an elongated longitudinal rib, a transverse bow
arm, anda covering of paper or plastic material. When
end thereof to make the kite stable when it is airborne.
The weight and wind resistance of the tail helps to main
tain the kite in the proper angle of incidence relative to
the wind for stable ?ight.
The primary object of the present invention is a kite 20
having novel structural features which eliminate the neces
sity of a tail to insure stable ?ight.
Another object of the invention is a kite having a con
struction which allows rapid and simple
disassembly thereof.
Further objects and advantages of the
become readily apparent by referring to
detailed description when taken with the
drawing wherein:
relation to longitudinal rib 12 as previously indicated.
Inner end portion 14a of bow arm 14 passes between the
legs of U-shaped member 52 and has a groove therein
(not shown) in which bight portion 54 of U-shaped
member Si} is engaged. The inner end 16a of bow arm
16 passes between the legs of U-shaped member 50 and
has a groove therein (not shown) in which bight portion
56 of U-shaped member 52 is engaged. The proper di
hedral of the bow arms 14 and 16 formed by bending
the same'and maintaining them in position by a dihedral
assembly and
string 53 secured to a slot in each end thereof as shown
invention will
the following
accompanying
FIGURE 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on
lines 2-2 of FIG. 1.
in FIG. 6. The dihedral string 53 is wound around the
horizontal offset 46 of stabilizer support 42 as shown in
FIG 1 to help maintain the same in a vertical position
with respect to the kite 10‘.
The rotary stabilizer 4b is mounted on propeller shaft
44 of stabilizer support 42 and comprises a hub 60, arms
62 and 64- ?xed thereto in diametrically opposed relation
FIGURE 3 is a sectional view taken on lines 3—3 of
FIG. 2.
FIGURE 4- is a perspective view of the stabilizer sup
an angle of substantially 45 °. The blades 66 and 68 are
FIGURE 1 is a plan view of the kite constructed in
accordance with the teachings of the present invention.
and extending outwardly therefrom. Propeller blades 66
and 68 are fixed to the free ends of arms 62 and 64 at
pitched and inclined relative to the hub 60 whereby wind
port.
impinging against the same will cause the stabilizer 40
FIGURE 5 is an enlarged fragmentary view of the
stabilizer support showing the rotary stabilizing propeller
mouned thereon.
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to rotate.
40
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The kite It} as assembled is shown in FIGS. 1, 2, and
3 and is flown in the same manner as the conventional
FIGURE 6 is an enlarged fragmentary view of the
type of kite. A bridal string 70 is secured to the longi
outer end portion of one of the bow arms, both being
tudinal rib 12 and the kite string (not shown) is tied
identical.
thereto. When the kite 16 is airborne wind passing
Referring now to the drawing, there is shown in FIG.
1 the kite 10 of the instant invention. The kite 10 has 45 through openings 32, 34, and 38 allow the kite 10 to
assume the proper angle of incidence. Additionally, air
a frame comprising an elongated longitudinal rib 12 and
passing through opening 38 and around the front end
a pair of how arms 14 and 16. Each of the bow arms
portion 36 of the kite 1t) impinges against propeller blades
14 and 16 have inner and outer end portions 14a and
16a, and 14b and 1612, respectively. The kite further 50 66 and 68 causing the stabilizer to rotate and maintain
the kite in a stable manner Without resorting to a tail.
includes a covering 18 which can be formed of paper,
It will be seen that I have provided a kite having a
plastic or other suitable material. A peripheral string
propeller or rotor so mounted as to simulate a helicopter
20 is provided and is secured in slots 22 and 24 in the
in ?ight, when said rotor or propeller is in rotary motion.
other end portions 14b and 16b of bow arms 14 and 16
While the invention has been described in its preferred
and in slots 26 and 28 in the ends of the longitudinal rib
embodiment, variations and modi?cations thereof will
12 to maintain the covering 18 on the kite 10.
be apparent to those skilled in the art. Such variations
Spaced inwardly of the rear end portion 30 of the kite
and modi?cations, however, are considered to be within
10 are a pair of openings 32 and 34 in the covering 18.
the scope of the appended claims.
The openings 32 and 34 are horizontally aligned and
I claim:
disposed on opposite side of longitudinal rib 12 and
1. A kite comprising a frame having an elongated
serve to decrease wind pressure against the covering 18 60
longitudinal rib, a pair of bow arms, each having inner
by allowing a portion of the wind impinging thereon to
and outer end portions disposed across said longitudinal
pass through. Spaced inwardly of the front end portion
rib, a covering for said kite secured to said longitudinal
36 of the kite 10 is a centrally disposed opening 38 which
rib and to the outer ends of each of said how arms,
performs the same function as openings 32 and 34 and
additionally allows wind to impinge against a rotary 65 portions of said covering de?ning openings therein, the
inner end portions of said how arms extending through
stabilizer 40.
The inner end portions 14a and 16a of how arms 14
and 16 extend through opening 38 in crossed relation to
one of said openings, a stabilizer support having means
at one end thereof in engagement with each of said bow
each other and in overlapping relation to longitudinal rib
arms and said longitudinal rib removably securing the
The bow arms 14 and 16 and longitudinal rib 12 70 same together, said stabilizer support extending vertically
from said kite, and a stabilizer mounted on the free end
are removably secured together by means provided at
thereof.
one end of stabilizer support 42 which is best shown in
12.
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extending through said centrally disposed opening in
,2. A kite comprising a frame having an elongated
longitudinal rib, a pair of transverse bow arms, each hav
ing inner and outer end portions extending across said
to said longitudinal rib, an elongated vertically extending
longitudinal rib, a covering for said kite, having front
stabilizer support having means at one end thereof in
and rear end portions, secured to said longitudinal rib
and to the outer end portions of each of said bow arms,
portions of said covering de?ning openings spaced in
engagement with the inner end portions of each of said
bow arms and said longitudinal rib removably securing
the same together, and a rotary stabilizing propeller
wardly from the rear end portion thereof and portions
mounted on the freeend' of said support.
de?ning an opening spaced inwardly from the front end
portion thereof, the inner end portions of said bow arms
extending through the opening in said covering spaced
inwardly from the front end portion thereof, an elongated
vertically extending stabilizer support having means at
one end thereof in engagement with the inner end por
tions of each of said bow arms and said longitudinal rib
removably securing the same together, and a rotary
stabilizer mounted on the free end of said support.
3. A kite comprising a frame having an elongated
longitudinal rib, a pair of transverse bow arms, each
crossed relation to each other and in‘ overlapping relation
4. A kite as de?ned in claim 3 wherein said means
at one end of said stabilizer support removably securing
the inner ends of said bow arms and said longitudinal
rib together comprises a pair of spaced, aligned, substan
tially U-shaped members, spaced parallel arms extending
between said U-shaped members, said parallel arms in
engagement with said longitudinal rib, portions of the
inner end portions of each of said bow arms de?ning
grooves therein, the bight portion of each of said U
shaped members engageable in said grooves, and .a di
hedral string ?xed to the outer ends of each of said how
having inner and outer end portions extending across 26 arms and to said stabilizer support.
5. A kite as de?ned in claim 3 wherein said rotary
said longitudinal rib, a covering for said kite, having
front and rear portions, secured to said longitudinal rib
and to the outer end portions of each of said bow arms,
portions of said covering de?ning a pair of horizontally
aligned openings spaced inwardly of the rear end portion
thereof and on opposite sides of said longitudinal rib,
portions of said covering de?ning a substantially cen
stabilizing propeller comprises a hub, arms ?xed to said
hub in diametrically opposed relation and extending out
wardly therefrom, a propeller blade ?xed to the free end
of each of said arms at substantially a 45° angle, and
each of said propeller blades being pitched and angularly
inclined with respect to said hub.
trally disposed opening spaced inwardly of the front end
portion thereof, the inner end portions of said bow arms
No references cited.
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