FlygenKite™ (formerly Manual Flygen)
Intellectual property only, not a hardware company
Summer of 2010: Manual flygen for loading mobile phone or laptop
Pierre Benhaïem of France, as a non-enterprise contributing national
team reporting representative in AWEIA, officially entered his
application for AWEIA membership as a
founding member. In agreement with the founding circle he
envisions synergy under his following expressions:
-develop my projects.
-enter ideas for a classification of AWE.
-report related information in France.
-have contacts with eventual economic, politic, or industrial actors
to raise an interest for AWE in France. Pierre Benhaïem
Pierre Benhaïem has joined other national and regional AWEIA reporting representatives.
If you wish to join the France team, please contact Pierre and AWEIA. Nominations are open for other nation teams.
|OrthoKite is one of the two systems of
OrthoKiteBunch (OKB) and lets a perpendicular transmission between lines
and lever according an oscillating motion to right and to left and
crosswind flat or bended trajectories.
lever length: 1 m
kite area: 1.5 m²
lines: 18 m
Tries on 01/31/2010:
wind speed: 2 m/s <wind speed<3m/s
torque: 100 Nm
kite speed: until 18 m/s
area swept: 50 m²
angular speed: 1.5 rad/s
punctual power: 150 W
covered angle of lever motion and kite flight : + - 100°
These tries show that OK system does not generate losses like loss due to the loss of relative wind speed with linear systems, or losses because of kite entering out-of-flight window.
Cost of the system (without kite, dynamometer, and further generator): $15-to-$20; so every person can verify these indications by experimenting with the system by oneself.
More details and photos of the first prototype for interested persons.
Pierre B M1081
June 11, 2011
I thank Harry Valentine for the information and for contacts, and Joe Faust and Dave Santos for advices.
I must give the response for registration and provide the registration fee (1700 CA $) on June 15.
My actual position is no registration (too heavy with travel, etc., and in rapport with my profession), only publication.
But before a definitive decision I would like your advice about an eventual registration? Do you think a presentation at Congress would be necessary?
Terms: OrthoKite system, swiveling tray, KiteBunch
system, kite trajectory,
linear AWE, linearAWE, cyclic AWE, cyclicAWE, OrthoKiteBunch, OK, OKB, Manual Flygen, FlygenKite™
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Re: [AWECS] Re: Kite Carousel Mechanical Design
2) Temporary small storage (hydraulic
installations, supercapacitors...)for smoothing the production for a good
quality of produced electricity before connection to the grid. For
reel-out systems it can be necessary because of the irregularity of
produced power (the same for flygen, listen the variation of sound on
Manual Flygen), and also to compensate the retrieval phase. A farm of
reel-out allows avoiding a part of the temporary storage with global
management of one farm. But Carousel configuration, with its continuous
move of conversion system, takes a great advantage: a smoothing device is