|KitePlanes in Passive
Speaking of kiteplanes, the pendulum behavior given by empennage mass is a nice opportunity. Kiteplanes naturally fly figure-of-eights as Passive Dutch-Roll, with advantages over the circular loop:
Passive Dutch-Roll oscillation can drive a pumping
cycle or rocking-cycle "A-frame" tether and teeter-totter or "stem"
lever. Line swivels take twist out if loops occur.
FairIP/CoopIP ~Dave Santos July 20,2010 M1843
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