Isotropic kite

Dave Santos posted this file on Yahoo forum some years ago: isotropic
an expected advantage can be avoiding rotating to face the wind direction, acting on the bridle.

Last days I experimented this ugly round parachute as a kite. But a parachute without holes is perhaps not as stable as a parasail with slots for what I saw, or the altitude was too low to avoid turbulence. A kite lifter like Peter Lynn’s single skin pilot-kite would perhaps be better than a parachute if it is quite round in order to face any wind directions without rotating, but losing also some stability (?). For this I prefer avoid implementing tails or cones.
This parachute was realized using XF-film. The wind speed was 6 to 12 m/s.
Photos and a video:


I am not quite sure of it. Parasails contain drive and turn slots for lift and steering left and right. For my use slots could be useless, excepted for some variants.

I’d like to add to this topic that there are other methods by which to make an isotropic kite
(Kite which takes wind from any direction)
a single line kite already does, but it’s land use is huge on it’s own, and the chance of it colliding in urbulence is high. But by being stayed by with wide topnet network formation, as in the video below, you have stability, seperation and isotropic behavior from single line kites…

You see the simulated effect of a changing wind field in this video.

Other isotropic network forms were also proposed

Still more exist where a tensile ring (or fractal ring array) is flown or tethered such that a kite (or kite net) can be flown with a rotary anchoring set, held on the tensile ring forms… The rotary anchoring set e.g. turns with the kite and wind

Kites with a wide spread rotary anchors could be set and added to the inside the ring forms of a

Or the triangle patches themselves could maybe be set as lift surfaces.

The video I put on my initial post shows a chaotic motion due to the turbulence close to the ground, but without major crash, with the possibility to take-off after a minor crash. Lines can act on the kite deformation in order to steer it. As it scales up, this single kite should keep its unity. The question of the unity of the network remains as to the possibility of a control with different winds on the same sector.