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How does a box kite fly ?

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A box kite flies by producing lift with its wings. A box kite flies similarly to other types of kites, even though it is shaped differently. The forces on a box kite are lift, weight, and drag. Lift is the force that helps the kite get into the air. It is produced due to Bernoulli's Principle, which states that faster moving air has lower air pressure and slower moving air has higher air pressure. When a box kite is flown, it is kept in place as wind moves through it. When wind, or air, moves around the kite's structure it causes a difference of air pressure! Thus, it lifts into the air because the air pressure is stronger on the bottom, pushing it up, than on top, pushing it down! It works a lot like an airplane wing! 

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