KiteLab Sputnik- First
Kite-Energy Product to Market?
Now taking orders (limited offer) for self-tacking power-wing for
energy apps @ 10 bucks each, snail-mailing incl.. Credit available
to qualified buyers.
The device is about 2 feet long by a couple inches. It is made of
strapping and package tape, with embedded Dacron line and swivel at
each end. Most any toy kite will lift it nicely. For now, you need to
make your own work-cell to harness the vigorous little tugs
I've got one strung to a tiny dynamo (with a rubber-band return
stroke) that lights red and blue LEDs, plus rings a little
sleigh-bell...HO, HO, HO
Feel free to make your own wing and make it better- it is open
source, just share improvements and profits
Designer: Dave Santos
See also some history of
Dave Santos kite motors.