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Joe Faust

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Posted - 07/18/2013 :  09:55:14  Show Profile  Visit Joe Faust's Homepage
HPK (human-powered kiting) already occurs in several formats. But other formats are yet to be operational. Today, a very common HPK is occurring in indoor kiting with the human staying on the ground. The ancient "running" to get a wing kited is the most common; but again, the pilot is on the ground. Look to "pilot-in-wing" or "pilot-in-tether" forms of HPK to occur one day. Here is some stepping in the direction of pilot-in-wing-set HPK:

CC 3.0 license:
Have ground or water vehicle as towing agent powered only by endless loop driven by human who is situated in the kite-system wing set; he or she causes the loop to move the grounded or watered vehicle to travel to tow the air-wing set. No wind; only apparent wind from the towing. This is a form of human powered kiting with the human power obtains from the flying human. Please post a note about any trials of this method:
http://energykitesystems.net/HumanPoweredKiting/imagesHPK/HPK18July2013.jpg The efforts in HPK will tend to lend some art to AWES matters.

Ideas are certainly invited.
Reports on builds and trials are welcome.
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