What this AWES rig teaches is COTS TRL9 crosswind power kite use by short-line proportions and “staked-out” geometry. These elements combine in topological stability. The kite cannot then find a formally mathematical braid or knot state to fail in. On the EV side, the single wheel itself is a historic advance, if less is truly more. The fact that we have two small kite EVs going (skateboard and unicycle), with regen braking, and so little fuss, confirms the Revolution is here.
Let the Philistines laugh, these two hacks are incredibly educational of future AWE practice. Wind, kite, traction, motor/battery load, and EV capability all come together cheaply and simply. Children do it, right off the bat. The avid pilot soon learns essentials not found in any AWE text that can be cited, like secrets of thermal management, ESC/ABS parameters, and countless operational research discoveries.
A post has just been censored here suggesting the M600/AP3 class of early AWES may prove more truly “least useful” than the little kite EVs.
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