AWE Looping-Kites

Kites flying circular patterns are well known in AWE R&D, for example Makani’s M600 looping kiteplane. KiteLab Group pioneered AWES looping-kite proof-of-concept. There has been tremendous progress and variety to how looping kites are now configured and tapped; including multi-kite formations, flygen or groundgen variants, torque or pumping PTOs, rigid or soft wings, etc.

Sample early KiteLab looping-kite videos-