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Hey guys! My name is Jason and I'm currently in my 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering. I have an on-going project at the moment. The design brief is this:"There are many applications for airbourne devices including kite aerial photography or kite fishing. A major challenge is providing the necessary initial lift for systems which may have additional weight to reach height with constant winds (>50m). The objective of this project is to design a low cost, low weight, low power system which can provide the necessary initial lift in the absence of wind on the ground." My questions to anyone reading this is, What are your needs when it comes to initial lift? How do you cope with low winds? If there was such a system to launch it to 50m, what requirements would you like it to have? Thanks guys! Jason.
Hi all, I have recently become interested in kite flying but haven't purchased a kite yet. I think I would like to start with a single line. I'd like to have something that is a little unique, unfortunately we only have an average windspeed of about 5 to 10 mph. I noticed this is the low end flight range for many kites. Will this make it difficult to fly them? Is there a kite or two that would do better in these conditions? Since it is my first kite, I don't really want to spend a ton until I know this is something I want to really get into. Any suggestions? Thanks!