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Sunday October 28, 2012
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Safest Human Flight Yet?
A large kite
festival has an aggregate lift of several tons.
Its simple to integrate such a collection of kites by connecting them
all to the
same loadpath network. These kites are locally free to comply with wind
direction and turbulence.
A set of payload lines can converge from this "kite cloud" to a large
like Saraceno's proposed
Flying Plaza, as a public space.
A "string tripod" from the surface to the payload will fully stabilize it.
Such "aggregate stability" cancels local failures. Any required
can be designed in. There is no way all the kites will suddenly crash. As
wind dies, the kites retire in a gradual sequence.
~Dave Santos Oct.
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