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  • Re: Makani's E-VTOL Challenge

    In principle yes, but in practice its a compounded nightmare. For starters, three M600s as one combined unit increase the single-point failure risk by >3x.

    santos137 1 hour ago
  • Re: Makani's E-VTOL Challenge

    Not likely. Sufficient altitude equates with safety in aviation, and tighter loops lower just compounds hazard. They have already been driven down by weak

    santos137 1 hour ago
  • Re: Makani's E-VTOL Challenge

    And can two or three M600 as blades around a ring (the same as Daisy but with rigid wings as M600 or smaller) keep their global altitude by cyclic steering,

    benhaiemp 2 hours ago
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International rapid AWES development (RAD) of airborne wind energy conversion systems (AWES).

Kite energy systems work to fulfill tasks or provide energy for others to use.

Advance the science and art
of tethered craft (anchors may be fixed, mobile, moving, or even flying)
for capturing and utilizing
fluid stream kinetic energy.

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.

Top-level AWES aspects: Designing, Validating, Inspecting, Assuring Safety, Assuring Quality, Siting, Communicating, Insuring, Certifying, Operating & Maintaining, Piloting, Observing, Controlling, Advertising, Selling, Adjusting, Decommissioning.

We have many leaders discussing and sharing technology.
"a leading company in airborne wind energy" will be applied to those sharing in this forum.

Un-tethered airborne wind power plants are included. RATs on powered aircraft and unpowered aircraft are embraced in this forum. IFOs are welcome.

A simple kite is already a wind turbine performing works. But this forum aims to advance kite systems for accomplishing small and humble tasks and huge global heavy industrial tasks. The tasks may include such as lifting, pulling, radiating light, radiating electricity, transporting goods and people. Thousands of tasks await solutions by kite systems (AWES).

AWES Forum Policy:
Unfriendly, profane, harassing, or abusive manners are not allowed on the AWES forum; but sincere technical disagreements, with supporting evidence, and posed in mild language, are welcome.

Consider: http://www.nrel.gov/wind/pdfs/49409.pdf

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  • Mar 13, 2009
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