RATS on Paragliders
Q. Can RATs be placed on paragliders?
Paragliding is the launching, flying, and landing of
gliding kite systems. So, there is nothing stopping one from placing
ram-air turbines (RATs) on paragliders. The RAT may be place in the
payload region, in the tether set region, or in the wing region; or in one
paraglider, RATs might be placed in the several parts of a paraglider in
one system. The electricity generated at each RAT might serve
onboard instruments or servos or be used to charge batteries that might be
dropped during flight or used upon landing. Small RATs or large
Reports on uses are invited.
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