Home Your notes are welcome: Editor@UpperWindpower.com Most recent edit: Wednesday May 28, 2014
Triple Tentsile Unit Study for Kite Aerotecture
Joe, Ed; Do you have Aerotecture pages going yet? Please add any missed image attchs. to whatever is going. Note latest study in first attch. showing multi Tentsile integration. kPower and presumably Tentsile (from returns and seconds) have most of the proto rig on-hand. In TX we continue to test, next intending extensive test-dummy flights to carefully validate safety measures.
kPower recently demoed a 4m dia aux power turbine under a mini-Mothra arch kite (Ed, image link?), and is ordering some large pilot-lifters to do component experiments when Mini-Mothra is too small, but our 300m2 Mothra arch is overkill, to fill a wide gap in our kite quiver.
Visionary aerospace professor Alex Bolonkin, is newly asked to study numerical parameters for planetary-scale aerotecture, to build beyond small stuff. He is here introduced to Lateral Office Architects, and the LAGI work as well. Catch-up links for him-
Initial kite aerotecture ideas are close to ready for serious angel funding embedded in AWE R&D.
Feedback requested, More news soon. Hoping everybody is gestating solutions, getting ready for real flight,
May 28 23:20