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Although other types of cooling appliances that use water evaporation do so by drawing in warm air through water soaked pads (instantly cooling it), the typical misting fan takes a slightly different approach.Tank V's Hose Misting FansAs far as the water source goes, some misting fans have a water tank that must be refilled and cleaned out on occasion in order to stay in proper operation. Misting fans with a refillable tank can be a good option for spaces not close to a water source or fans that need to stay portable. However, there are many models that conveniently connect directly to your garden hose for instant access to a water source. If you do happen to have more than one misting fan, you can use a hose splitter (available at most home improvement stores) so you can connect a hose to each appliance.Misting fans with water tanks do not need to connect to an external water source, but they do have a limited amount of time until they need to be refilled again. Obviously, the amount of water a tank can hold varies from model to model, but the average backyard misting fan can last three to seven hours before they need another water refill.Now, aside from the maintenance factor of the water tank misting fans, the other factor that sets the two types apart is the cost. Fans that connect to garden hoses tend to be a lot cheaper than their water tank counterparts, and this is largely due to the higher manufacturing costs of water tank systems. On the other hand, water tank misting fans are a lot more portable than those that connect to garden hoses, although both still need to be connected to an energy source for power.When And Where To Use Misting FansMisting fans are a great option during the summer months when temperatures are highest. To be more specific, the best time to run a misting fan out on your patio or deck is going to be between midday and the later afternoon-- the hottest hours of the day. As far as location goes, it's best that you keep a misting fan off to one side of your patio with plenty of space around it (especially if you have kids running around, safety should come first). Make sure it is not up against the side of your house or any other walls.Misting fans are built to be sturdy and will survive if left outside during a rainstorm, but that doesn't mean they should be left in the open day after day. If exposed to high humidity for extended periods of time, a misting fan can corrode. Fortunately, all you have to do is put the fan in your garage or shed when you're not using it. Allow time for the unit to dry out before packing it away for storage. This will help prevent mildew from forming. Most misting fans come with manuals that advise how best to take care of them and when to use them.trust103122ContentWBP-Air Flow and Flying KitesPage-Content-WBP-Air-Flow-and-Flying-Kites215671/articles-wbp-air-flow-kites.htm26FreeAnswerUrl/articles-wbp-air-flow-kites.htm1System27FreeAnswerBrowser TitleAir Flow and Flying Kites1Page28WysiwygContent<table style="width: 700px" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td valign="top"><h1>Air Flow and Flying Kites</h1><p>Although kites were first used almost three thousand years ago, they are still very popular today as a family activity. They come in many different shapes. For example, kites can be shaped like diamonds, squares, and even frogs! One of the most famous types of kites is the dragon kite. Sometimes, they don't always look like what we usually think kites should look like. Sock kites are a good example of this. Traditionally, kites are very bright and colorful. 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Air Flow and Flying Kites

Although kites were first used almost three thousand years ago, they are still very popular today as a family activity. They come in many different shapes. For example, kites can be shaped like diamonds, squares, and even frogs! One of the most famous types of kites is the dragon kite. Sometimes, they don't always look like what we usually think kites should look like. Sock kites are a good example of this. Traditionally, kites are very bright and colorful. Red, yellow, blue and green are all popular colors. The brighter a kite is, the easier it is to see when it flies high in the air!

Family with Kites

Kite History

Kites originated in China approximately 2,800 years ago. Since then, they have been an important part of culture in many parts of the world, like Polynesia and New Zealand. In addition to being fun to play with, kite flying was even used during war. However, now that we have mechanically powered airplanes kites are mostly just for fun. Sometimes, scientists still use them.

How Kites Work

You probably already know that kites won't fly unless it's a windy day! However, it takes more than just wind to keep a kite in the air. There are four important forces at work: tension, aerodynamic force, gravity and the bridle angle. To get a kite off the ground, you will need to give it a running start. Once it's in the air, you can control how fast it flies by the amount of string you unwind.

Safety

When you're flying a kite, make sure you are far enough away from your parents, friends and pets. A fast moving kite can cause serious injury. Stay away from power lines, trees and traffic. Also, make sure you don't get too close to other people flying kites!

Kite Plans

It's easy to make your own kite at home! You can use all kinds of materials, like straws, plastic bags, tape and string. The easiest kite to make is the diamond kite. Once you get the hang of kite making, try creating a more colorful one out of construction paper. Don't forget to include the tail!

Kites in the Sky

Flying Tips

It isn't hard to fly a kite. If you're having a hard time keeping your kite in the air, check to see how much string you've unwound. If you let too much line out, the kite will fall out of the air. But, if you keep the line too short, the kite will fly too fast. It isn't a good idea to fly a kite on a very windy day because the strong wind could break the kite.

Books

There are many books about flying kites. One of them is Kite Flying by Grace Lin. It's a colorful picture book about building a dragon kite. If you want to try to make different types of kites, ask your parents to help you find a book about kite building.

Resources

You can learn a lot about the history of kites and how they are made by going to the library. If you like flying kites, ask your parents if they will help you find a local kite club. Many clubs will help you learn how to build kites. You can also see what kind of kites other people build at club meetings, too. Some of them even have kite flying competitions.

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