Need for a better kite

A project log for Low altitude flying electronics

Sending electronic devices in the air for cheap.

miawtthiasmiawtthias 06/05/2015 at 18:041 Comment

I tried a few more times today. There was a lot spaced out gusts so the kite would go up quickly for about a minute then fall slowly. It flew decently high though, it just needed a more constant wind.

The conditions where not optimal but I tried to fly the kite with a 50 g load. Just to see if it would take off. Even with the strongest gusts I didn't worked. I guess it would have been too easy with such a simple kite, so now I have to find a better kite design. I don't know much about kites so if you have some suggestions feel free to comment.


Chris Cooke wrote 06/11/2017 at 12:39 point

It's been a few years, so I don't know if you're still interested, but I'm fond of using rokkaku kites for lifting. They can be easily tuned to handle wind conditions, and can generate quite a bit of lift.

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