IN NATURE of March 17 Mr. Dines suggests that the instability of kites may be due to changes in the relation of the weight to the velocity of the wind, or to deformation of the kite by excessive pressure, or that there is a critical velocity at which the forms of the stream-lines become so altered that instability results.
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FERGUSSON, F. The Stability and Efficiency of Kites. Nature 83, 310 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/083310a0
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