Kites have long been used to carry a pilot
line in applications as diverse a sea-rescue & suspension bridge
construction. Similarly a small kite is ideal to initiate the launch of
vast kite arrays. A small kite might be towed aloft by a bicycle into
usable wind, then used to haul aloft a larger kite, followed by a
yet larger kite, & so on, until a whole cloud is launched.
Arches naturally launch in an automatic cascade; throw a kite or two
up in a breeze & the whole arch launches reliably.
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