Eddy kite

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Ed´dy kite

1.A quadrilateral, tailless kite, with convex surfaces exposed to the wind. This kite was extensively used by Eddy in his famous meteorological experiments. It is now generally superseded by the box kite.
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In the years since, the World War II veteran and retired carpenter has designed and built hundreds of kites ranging from traditional diamond-shaped kites, called Eddy kites, to parafoil kites to his favorite - a replica of a box kite used to raise weather instruments in the days before airplanes.