The successful flight of a 2,600 square meter kite in Zhuhai, Guangdong has been described by organizers as having broken a new Guinness World Record, reports GMW.
The “Chinese knot” kite flew more than two hours on the morning of May 2 at the Gree Coast Kite Festival, an event that also featured competition between 18 domestic and international kite-flying teams.
The kite weighs approximately 500 kilograms, is 98 meters long, and required 30 men to help it take to the air. Its construction required 15,600 meters of imported nylon and underwent 30 revisions during its design.
To get a proper sense of scale, here’s the previous record holder of the “world’s largest flown kite” that weighed 200kg and had a span of 1,500 square meters. The “Mollusk Octopus” kite was flown at the same kite festival last year October: