3D Printed Kite

By on January 3rd, 2012 in Design, Usage


Boing Boing reports on an amazing 3D printed kite. Well, the kite wasn’t completely 3D printed – instead just the numerous connectors were. They were used to connect carbon fiber rods to form the strange looking craft. While the kite looks incredible, it didn’t fly very well, at least as far as we can tell in the video. 
Likely the flight problems were due to a poor weight to lift ratio, as the air-catching coverings are small compare to the amount of frame. Nevertheless, we appreciate the radical design. No progress occurs without experimentation. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!