So this was a quick project I wanted to do for a long time; I mounted a RC yacht servo to the B2 steering lines of a Peter Lynn SSSL pilot kite to make it steerable. Today flying the kite in light winds (estimated 4 m/s), I was able to control the kite to stabilize it, keep it airborne, assist the launch, loop the kite a few times in a controlled manner and finally land the kite by itself.
I have posted two videos on Vimeo at
Issues seen: The kite is not really very agile. You need to be patient with the radio sticks. It can fly backwards if you dont take care, in which case turning does not really work that well or direction is reversed.