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[*] posted on 9-9-2011 at 01:38 AM
Kite Ship


Check out this kite application....


http://www.skysails.info/english/




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[*] posted on 9-9-2011 at 04:13 AM


It's a great concept but the maritime community doesn't get the joke and pretty much refuses to embrace it. Dave Culp published a detailed study on the concept and with Dean Jordan, produced and tested a few proto-types on their concept of this in the '80s. It's been done a few times prior to them so the "Idea" has been floating around for awhile.



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[*] posted on 9-10-2011 at 05:23 PM


That's interesting Ken. I was thinking that the price of fuel would steer shipping companies towards the concept, at least for cargo that can take its time getting from point A to B. Oh well, maybe one day.



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[*] posted on 10-4-2011 at 09:32 PM


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[*] posted on 10-25-2011 at 03:56 AM


http://www.motorship.com/news101/latest-skysails-prototype-o...

Looks something like the original Arc, don't you think?
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