Aug. 20, 2019 Dave Santos
Catching up this paper to our belated notice; Pocock's mastery of "Classical Kite Buggying" design and construction is hard to authentically replicate, to achieve performance not far short of Peter Lynn's modern prototypes a century and a half later (BBC re-creation was crude).
MECHANICS OF CLASSICAL KITE BUGGYING OR HOW MR. POCOCK GAINED 9 M/S BY HIS CHARVOLANT
Takeshi Sugimoto Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University Yokohama 221-8686, Japan, firstname.lastname@example.org 2009
ABSTRACT On 8th January 1827 Mr. Pocock, a British inventor, drove his Charvolant from Bristol to Marlborough, and he claimed it gained 20 mph, i.e., 9.0 m/s, speed. A Charvolant is a kite-hauling carriage. In January 2009 BBC’s Inside Out team re-created a Pocock’s huge kite, and they flew it successfully. But it is still a riddle if a pair of kites can haul a carriage with several passengers on board. The aim of this study is to establish a theoretical frame work for mechanics of a Charvolant and to account for Pocock’s claim under plausible assumptions...
As cited in Thesis-
Estimation of energy production in aerial systems of Wind Energy
Joćo Pedro Rodrigues Machado
Another power-kite player...