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Stick-Slip Pumping to Haul a Loop Cableway

Consider a line of sailors that haul on a line with united power, each one working up the line with a grip-tug-release-recover cycle. Exactly so, a large number of pumping kites one a line can together create a steady aggregated AWE output.

  • This method has particular advantages:
    • A nice continuous rope-driving motion can achieved without the messy design issues with circulating kites.
    • Each kite unit returns down the line as along a rail, very reliably, without a complex control requirement.
    • The problem of mixing a large number of of semi-synchronous power inputs into one is done with "string alone", rather than elaborate transmission machinery.
    • Great flexibility is possible to match load and flying conditions.
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