Single-Tether Multi-AutoGyro (SkyMill-MultiTurbine Hybrid)
Imagine a hybrid of SkyMill's AutoGyro AWECS and Doug's
MultiTurbine consisting of a single tether with multiple autogyro turbines
along it. There would be no massive drive shaft, just a traction tether,
so far-higher altitudes with far more power would be
possible than by either concept alone. AutoGyro turbines could start
close-stacked on the surface and fly up and down the line as
carriages, grabbing the line to work, modulating power in synchrony by
collective pitch input. There would be great dynamic range to
adjust to wind speed
and load-demand. The turbines would be on rotary bearings and use
vanes or counter-rotating vane pairs to avoid torquing the tether.
CoolIP ~Dave Santos March 19, 2010 M3229
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