Flight Control As if anything was under control. System Design Looking at the structure of whole systems. Electronics Zapp. Soldering. PCBs… all that stuff… Manufacturing Making it a reality! CAD & Simulation Make it virtually before building it. Lifters / Pilot kites Get the Lift! Lifting things. That boulder just outside of geostat orbit goes here. Crosswind Kites / Planes The kites that go wooooooooosh, wooooooooooooosh, wooooooooooosh.<br> (Please someone write decent category descriptions!) Math & Physics The purest of sciences go here. Power Transmission conductive tethers, tethers for winching systems, rope-drives, rotating shafts, and more Blade design The torque, the rps, the airfoils… Generators & Gearing Go get that power! Electrifying!
Methods to use kinetic energy for useful work without a generator? And methods to use kinetic energy to heat water directly? [Generators & Gearing] (32)
Peter Lynn's Can kites be economically viable (for propelling commercial shipping in mainstream applications) [Math & Physics] (41)
What are some ideas to make tethers more noticable in the day, and especially at night? [Power Transmission] (18)
Simulation and Flight Testing of Power Kites Applied to Wind Energy Generation [Generators & Gearing] (7)
How much weight can a kite lift -- and flying angle and lift and stability [Lifters / Pilot kites] (8)
Does torque transfer over a network of tensioned hoops scale better (better power to weight) than over a solid shaft? [Power Transmission] (62)