Yes Doug there are definite similarities. They spin blades over a tensed line. There are definite and non obvious differences... I'll be testing mine in windroderickjosephread
kPower supported Dan Tracy's successful Kickstarter campaign and scored his controller bar, which was brought to the AWE Encampment for anyone to try. Insteadsantos137
Doug wrote: "I was just about to test some dried dog poops from the back yard to see what role they might play in AWE". Comment: Test the wet ones instead, ifsantos137
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Analogues in air and water form one art party. Domina Jalbert made it clear to the world that any sky-kite system has its obvious analogue in water, and thus obvious to those skilled in the arts.
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