- AWECS with moving roots is in public domain. Rail cars, cabled carts
Chul Kim, David Lang, all the powerkiting sports, KitVes, SkySails,
kiteboat, etc. are all with moving-root kite systems.
Crosswinding with long traction pulling axled generators or hydro
turbines, etc. See also the carousel of KiteGen.
JoeF , July 21, 2011.
- moving-anchor AWECS, moving kite anchor, moving root of kite system,
Moving-Root Kite (MRK) System by Dennis Stevens in Project Sea Tree,
etc. Wings involved are scalable with use of any type of kite or kytoon
wing from toy to utility-scale super wings. Anchors of tethered wings may
be anything that provides resistance resulting in a maintenance of
tether-set tension enabling the kiting. Distinguish powered anchors from
anchors that move because of the kiting system; anchors may be most
simple and stay fixed or may stay moving with simple drag downwind; or
anchors may themselves veer crosswind as in tacking or railed karting or
paravaning or tacking.
- David Lang
included moving kite anchor in year 2004 survey of methods; see buggy and sail with
power being collected in both directions.
- See all of notes and patent surrounding
- See all KitVes notes and development
- See all of Dave Santos notes and developments regarding axled
generators in pulled train cars, carts, ships, etc.
- Examine speed-sailing tactics
- See Wayne German's Vertical Blinds or sets of wings that are
tethered and fly cross-wind.
- Generator on shoe-skates: tethered wing crosswinds and pulls person
on shoe skates; the generator charges personal batteries.
Project Sea Tree that focuses on rigid large wings and high
speed crosswinding for pulling land or sea items for generating power.
- Cabled carts, railed carts, hydrofoils, paravanes, etc. form the
moving anchors or moving roots to tethered wings. Generators or pumps
are driven either directly at axle or directly using turbine in air or
water, or driven by use of driving lines to fixed-stationed generators
while moving anchors operate.
- See the two-kite free-flight technologies. See Dale C.
Kramer patent application on the two-kite free-flight system. Such
branch of kiting haS movement of the terminal wings, either wing may be
considered the anchor or root to the other wing.
- See Moving Root note here:
Distinguishing Project Sea Tree from the potentials
known in such as cross-winding railed karts or cross-wind set cables
(that drive pump or generator) or all the moving-paravane-anchor or
moving-root methods (keels, hulls, kiteboards, hydrofoils, etc.) may
be the challenge.