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Re: "bullet-proof" reliability

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  • dave santos
    DaveN,   Switching topic slightly as follow-up on comments you made-   It is a KiteLab Conjecture that early practical kite energy systems will have
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 26, 2011
      DaveN,
       
      Switching topic slightly as follow-up on comments you made-
       
      It is a "KiteLab Conjecture" that early practical kite energy systems will have inherent flight stability, just as a toy kite or a common airplane does. This will be the foundation for overlaid robust flight automation controls.
       
      My polling of kite train and arch veterans last week found that they do not experience the common crashes of the single-kite flier (aggregate stability). Jim Patton is about eighty and does not remember his trains to have ever been "driven down" by turbulence or erratic flight dynamics.
       
      We have found multiple stable orbits for crosswind AWE designs that self-fly.
       
      Hot crunchy wings can already be reliably operated if held aloft by pilot-lifters, including launching and landing.
       
      AWECS will be classed by mass and velocity under existing aviation regs, giving the early advantage to slower lighter systems. Insurability will also follow this logic.
       
      daveS
    • Joe Faust
      http://energykitesystems.net/images/gangedtrainsToOneGen.jpg Use AoA alternations for the trains
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 29, 2011

        http://energykitesystems.net/images/gangedtrainsToOneGen.jpg

        Use AoA alternations for the trains for yo-yo.  Cross-winding  available. Smart sepration?  Netting? Separations?  Multiple lines of shown could blanket large acreage. Mechanical engineers called to solve the ganged drives   : ).   

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