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World’s Largest Kite Flown in Zhuhai Breaks New World Record

Posted: 05/6/2014 11:57 am

kite guinness record chinese knotThe 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.kite guinness record zhuhai world largest

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:

Photo: GMW, Southcn

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World’s Largest Kite – Weighing 200kg – Flown in Zhuhai 


World’s largest kite – weighing 200kg – flown in Zhuhai

Posted: 10/5/2013 10:00 am

The world’s largest kite has been successfully flown at the 2013 Zhuhai Gree Coast Cup International Kite Fair in Zhuhai’s Tangjia Town, Guangzhou Daily reports.

The Mollusk Octopus soaring above Binhai Park

Weighing 200 kilograms and measuring 1500 square metres, the Mollusk Octopus is bigger than The 3D Kuwaiti Flag – the previous record holder – by 418 square metres. The Kuwaiti flag, which was made in New Zealand by Peter Lynn Kites appeared at the Bristol International Kite Festival in the U.K. just a few weeks ago.

The festival in Zhuhai wrapped up on Sunday at the Gree Coast. It included 180 competitors from 30 teams from around the world.

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