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SkyBow Multi Rotary Tool
When flying the SkyBow manually, especially if the the other end is suspended by a pilot-lifter, its strange how freely one can walk around with a wind-powered >10,000 rpm device buzzing in one's hand. The simplest use for such high-speed rotary motion is to operate small tools, like drills, die-grinders, blenders, and so on. A short length of housed rotary extension cable would allow full freedom of motion at the work. The human operator would modulate the loading without stalling, just as a passive or actively automated version would have to. Electrical trickle charge could be centerpiece of an extended rotary tool-kit.
It seems as if tapping the SkyBow from only one end is natural if the other end is into faster flow. The SkyBow unit scaling limit is still an open question, as well as array scaling. This AWES seems like yet another educational kite curiosity, but there is once again an amazing simplicity of means and design. If there where no other choice, this would be a fine way to practice remote dentistry, lapidary, micro milling, food processing, and the like.
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