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Fugitive paraglider with resistive element being
Racie and apex wing being
Realie and tether set of size one line.
We notice that one-string paragliders come in a great variety of sub-families. Of course one family is the very short one-stringers where the pilot can grab the wing to assist in control of the flight; these are defaulted to the term kite hang gliders, but they are still one-string paragliders: Eaglet Hang Gliders: Epic Every Day! Different are the one-string paragliders where the pilot may not be able to directly grab the wing for control operations; the piloting robot or human pilot of tese use other means to control the flight; one method is direct handling of string in jerks; but other means include control servos that operate on the wing surfaces or strings of the bridle to wings. Paragliders that have more than one wing in their wing sets may still be a one-string system; control could be passive or active; active could be programmed robot or human on or off board. Paragliders are Gliding Kites Part001
Direct non-mocking questions on topic were welcome; also welcomed:
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Designed by YuKwang Kang & Jinsu Cho, the Dreamfly Kite does feature LED lights so that it sparkles in the nighttime.
One-string paragliders #t=1
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November 7, 2011
Translation: "I have no bloody clue how to take off with this thing but you
could give me some ideas about how to build it."
Here's an idea Just tie the tether to an airliner flying a continental route and wait for the plane to take off. You can add the wing ladder anywhere between you and the plane. This would still be considered free flying since you did not pay for the ride
Good! Now you are on a roll. That is a neat turn on "free". Thanks. This will
remain a gem in the related matter, Monos.
Surely a charge would arrive in the mail; and court actions would follow, if the charge was not paid; authorities would see the tactic as stealing a ride. So, maybe not "free" afterall.
Monos, you actually come close to what we have already published as one of the many methods for paragliding across continent using single-tether paraglider. We have already delineated aero-launch with variety. Releasing from a hitch-hike from a powered aircraft is one of the known methods of setting into flight a glider. Aero-tow AT, as you well know. The AT solutions are well known have their place in the effort and in other kite-energy placement efforts. While being tugged the kite you describe is not gliding, so at that time the system is not a machine paraglider. Releasing to glide gives a gliding kite (paraglider); and then the challenge would be to soar across the continent and that would take time; so consider the need for sleep as you explore your imagination further for the task. Have fun.
1. It is more pleasure for me to give lift to others' ideas in gliding kites than presenting my own. My record on this is solid for over 40 years in paragliding publishing others' ideas.
2. I have four distinct methods that are not AT to share in drawings to the PGForum. I am awaiting permission from the Moderator Team to begin posting the drawings.
Your neat gem will remain present in the kiting literature that we serve. Thanks for the contribution.
Best of lift to you and yours,
"Lift (at) worldparaglidingassociation.org"
Rod B, thanks for the effort on translating. Some translation is on target, some not. Here is some sharpening of the translation effort:
|Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:58 pm Post subject: RE: Exactly one-string paraglider|
What we need to take into account is Joe's attempt at renaming
Rod, not renaming, but naming by mechanical generics; the items are not new; if you are unfamiliar with a paraglider being generically mechanically a gliding kite, then some disorientation might occur for you for some time. And your use of "everything" is far too wide, Rod; such is not the case. Just a couple of terms recognizing mechanical history, not a renaming.
has, in the past, referred to paragliders as kites, paragliders as
hang gliders, hang gliders as paragliders, and just about everything
as gliding kites.
I'm happy to
predict that a kite with a very long line will set world records for
cross-country travel with people aboard.
The kite will be controlled from below. [Great idea!]
Dale C. Kramer has been planning flights using detailed weather
reports for years. [Wow!]
The kite will have no motor.
One giant leap for mankind, one small step for kites. [and one f...
The kite will be filing an air plan.
The kite will be allowed access to controlled airspace.
have been such an unscrupulous git in the past, by changing website
images in forum conversations, that I am no longer allowed to post
links to external images. However, my grasp on all thing technical is
so limited that I have failed to realise I can still upload images to
the forum as they will be uneditable. [I'm just guessing this one!]
Rod B, the IKAROS has more than one tether to a payload
tethered center. The IKAROS is doing is special travel in non-air
realm and is lauded. We are seeking planetary
atmospheric gliding kite (paraglider) successes.
Great Jonty: A forum with its resistive set of rules flying threads that hold winged conversation blown to lift by the imagination of participants may be thought of as a metaphorical kite. Inspired by the post of Jonty Lawson, November 7, 2011. Of course, this kind of kite is a big contributor to human society and to history. Keep those kites flying!
http://energykitesystems.net//WPGA/images/GlidingKites/lengthenline.jpg ASKED on Nov. 8, 2011, MODERATOR TEAM if I may show the graphic to members.
A RELATED dynamic launch method is to anchor oneself to the ground; kite a wing set very high; upon passing thermal, release pilot pod from ground hold and use motorized line climber to make the long tether become short; climb faster than the system sinks. Continue soaring.
Research question: Pause to focus on free-flight #t=1 PG of very long tether (VLTPG) line ascending and descending:
Call for essays posted in this thread topic on that matter (or links to your essays). How to, challenges, purposes, ...? Line climbers, rate of climbs, pilot-powered climbing, stored-pilot-power powered climbing, descending on the line, rate of descending, offers from mountain climbing, etc. Why go up or down the very long line during free flight? Accelerated climb loads the wing set w; free-fall lowers the load on the wing set w. Consider special scenarios where climbing or descending on the line would effect some mission or task. How might ascending the line or descending on the line affect launching tactics or landing tactics or flying tactics? Could there be tethers that shrink or expand by way of electric or light or oscillation triggers? What have we on this? Take your time. Have fun.
The single-tether between lower r and upper w gave some an uneasy
feeling and wanted nothing to do with it:
Click image for fuller instruction. The total system is simply a paraglider (gliding kite; here with r quite aerodynamically reacting); how well the r and the w are controlled results in various XC paragliding flights. The upper sketched wing could be replaced by any wing set that would be mission helpful. The fundamentals were expressed in 1828 and revisited in 1895 and at other points including Richard Miller in his 1967 book. Low & Slow continued some focus on the long single-line paraglider (line between lower r bridle and the upper w bridle).
Similar dynamics with changes in the size of forces ocurs on gliding kites (paragliders) like WW Falcon 3 and also those paragliders that feature soft canopy string-formed and string-controlled w.
Legend: r is the set of objects at the lower end. And w is the set of object at the upper end of the long tether. The tether set t in this post is with a count of one: #t=1
What team of pilots will be first fly from Pacific coast of USA to Atlantic coast of USA in a paraglider in one flight session using a long single tether between the system's r and its w? Recall that w may consist of many wings in say stack or branching or tree coterie, etc. Place visibility markers on the long tether. Have means to notify other aircraft of your presence. I nominate Jim R to be on the team.