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. Jan. 22, 1963 - E. H. WILLIAMS 3,074,673 TOY KITE Filed NOV. 6, 1961 17a! 26 T INVENTOR. [VGE/VE A! Mum/v.5 Arraeaers. 3,674,673 Patented Jan. 22, 1963 2 FIG. 4. The stabilizer support 42 is a formed Wire mem 3,074,673 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. ’ to rotate. 40 ‘ 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. 3,074,673 3 4 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.