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Tuesday June 03, 2014
The Wikipedia article wiki is not yet comprehensive over the topic. The
wiki is slanted to recreational. The article does not yet recognize
scientific, industrial, commercial, or military parasailing. The
wiki does not cover the multitude of applications that could arrive from
parasailing. The wiki does not face energy-production uses of
parasailing. The parasailing involved in step-towing is not addressed.
Wing-set choices? Single wing? Rigid or soft? L/D?
Train of wings? Coterie? Cluster? LTA? Pilot wing?
History: Though the mechanical parasailing has centuries-old kiting
background, the attention on use of parachutes for ascending in
kite-system mode received some special recreational attention by
Pierre-Marcel Lemoigne and Mark McCulloh. Their focus on modified
parachutes should not block the earlier history of towed kited wings of
other sorts which fit the mechanics of parasailing. Parasailing is
fundamentally a kiting activity.
Wing lift-off is from beach. Towing vehicle is manned boat. Single
person and tandem flights are shown. Wing is a parafoil evolute similar
to that used in single-person paragliding sport.
- parasailor, parasailors
- parasailing winchboat
- parasailing stationary platform
- tow vehicle
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