Looping KitePlane on Leader
A kiteplane on a short leader looping around a tensioned pilot-lifter kite main line may reduce high-speed tether drag. The launch/land sequence is also attractive; the pilot first launches conventionally; then the kiteplane is hauled up & down the pilot line, dangling from its leader, rather than require a more complex launch/land method. Power is extracted as the kiteplane modulates tug on the main line. Not to be confused with letting a kiteplane loop well downwind of a pilot line rather than around it.
CoolIP ~Dave Santos 2011 M3525
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