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The SkyMill is a leading concept in AWE, a pumping autogyro rotor. Patented variants included stacks of rotors as a kite-train scaling method. The rotors were supposed scale-limited according to conventional rotor construction, but what about "soft rotors"?
A giant looping
soft-wing like, say, a parafoil, operates as a "soft autogyro", however
lop-sided and disguised it may appear. Therefore, a Soft SkyMill is a
second scaling path to trains. A giant soft-rotor unit of this sort could
measure at GigaFly scale (>1000m2) and sweep a frontal area roughly 10x
greater (for minimal bypass loss).
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