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Re: [AWES] Forum Welcome-Wagon  (Makani names Ca thy Zoi as Board Director)

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  • dave santos
    Pierre, Makani s deceptive claims fooled the world, but not the handful of aerospace pros on this Forum.  Study the videos- They have NEVER done a complete
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 23, 2013
      Pierre,

      Makani's deceptive claims fooled the world, but not the handful of aerospace pros on this Forum. 

      Study the videos- They have NEVER done a complete autonomous flight session; only separate demos of single flight modes, reconfiguring the system each time. Video editing made it look seamless. KiteLab Group forced Corwin to publicly confess this at AWEC2012 (not easy; Thanks PJ).

      KiteLab maybe deserves to be seen as the "most complete (take-off,automation control) AWES for the moment", including self-relaunch. To accept this claim, you must understand that passive kite control methods, with inherent stabilities, are true flight automation.  Again, study the videos.

      Also keep in mind that a mega-scale kite farm with a human crew (supervised automation) is proposed to be the current "most advanced" concept. Makani cannot scale. Mothra can.

      Clever Bay Area marketing of over-dependence on complex digital avionics in AWE plays on folks' naive belief that Big Money is the same thing as brains and experience,

      daveS
       



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