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Achim Kinter

Kinter is one of the leading German historical kite makers. His reconstructions of Cody, Sauls, Grund kites and others, have made him an authority on construction techniques, materials, and flyability …

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An Engineer’s Approach Kite Traditions Kept Alive in Europe

Chief among Werner Schmidt’s converts to building old kites is Achim Kinter, of Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Kinter helped in researching, building, flying, photographing, and drawing plans for the Diem- Schmidt book …

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Fano 1999 Alexander Graham Bell Symposium

Fano 1999 had the best weather in the 15 year history of the kitefliers’ meeting. Only one day was washed out by the showers, so typical on this small Danish …

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A GRUND KITE FLIES OVER U.S. SOIL

Could there be a more appropriate place to fly a modern replica Grund kite than Nebraska? When it comes to American weather kites, Nebraska occupies an almost forgotten place in …

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10TH HISTORICAL KITE WORKSHOP

In 2001, Achim and Sabine Kinter, supported by Drachen Foundation, organized the 1st Historical Kite Workshop in Haltern, Germany. Since then, this event has taken place every year in Germany …

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People Living in Glass Houses Should Fly Kites: Historical Kite Weekend at Haltern, Germany

Thirty five kite enthusiasts, many with years of kite flying and kite making behind them, were carried back in time by the historical kite experts at The Drachen Foundation’s first …

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Grund Weather Kite

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Voitlander Bird

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Fly By Night

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2 Scholarly German Kite Volumes

Having flown kites in his boyhood, writer Walter Diem, of Hamburg, Germany, became involved with them again after studying David Pelham’s Kites and Clive Hart’s Kites: An Historical Survey when …

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