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Hi Sarah, Thanks! It's great that you're studying Airborne Wind Energy. There was quite a lot of sewing involved. I used ready made ram air kites for this prototype model. I have a couple more descriptor websites for the project. https://hackaday.io/project/1743/instructions and https://www.wevolver.com/wevolver.moderator/airborne-wind-energy/hardware-architecture/description/ If you would prefer, I am starting to make them commercially. I could make a better version of the kite for you and send it. What time scale and budget are you working to? If you mail me ... we can work out what you need or any other help you want on the project. rod dot read attt gmail( dot )com # All the best Rod
Hi! SO GREAT! I am an engineering student here in the Philippines. It so nice to see your kite design. :) I have a project and I think your kite design is suitable on my project also your generating system. How do you make that kites? or more details. I was designing my project and I don't know how to start to create that kind of kites on my cad 3D. Cause I don't know yet how to use the 3dmax. Thank you for your respond. :)
Thanks WaalckoI've been flying stacks of these kites together now. Yesterday I flew an re-bridled configuration... (Much flatter wing profiles and less bridling) which really boosted the efficiency. https://youtu.be/Feiyg4zr_Mw
Here's what I think. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0qQxFlXu7t-SzgzaGl1Ym56aXM It's a chapter for the upcoming AWES book from springer. Luckily it's going to become more strictly analysed shortly as a PHD from Strathclyde is looking at the dynamic of tensioned torsional net transfer. You need pull and expansion to transfer torsion over any distance, diameter helps too. A proper explanation doesn't yet exist... If you find it the good folks at someAWE.org would love to hear it.
Great video! Nice to see it is flying so stable too. Made me think, just a thought about efficiency; the power of the turning speed (rotation of the kite) is probably less than the tension it is creating on the flying line it self. I was just wondering how the windmill principle would work since there is little mass to create the outward momentum.( I am not a physicist by the way, but in my head the idea sprung of kites making big loops and pulling on a lever and transfering that energy to a dynamo torch like flywheel) . Wonder what you think, thanks!
Enjoy a nice cup of kite powered tea
Got bypassed and stumbled into this idea. Then realized you commented on my instructable. Small world or small niche. Never had a look into the non-recreational purposes of kites but this got me interested. Great job!Makes me think of the rotor "kites" seen on kite festivals. What's your idea on power through speed? Would be awesome to see it once, thanks for your videos, I really enjoyed it.Greetings Waalcko
Absolutely FANTASTIC!! Thank you for sharing your process in such detail. You deserve a medal, $1000000 and a big pat on the back for documenting all that detail. Nicely done Waalcko.
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