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The Crosswind Cableway with Double Drive Kite Engine. Prototype made with bicycle components and explained by Rod Read above left. Actual field testing at the Texas AWE Encampment provided proof of concept.

 

KEY ADVANTAGES: Pure crosswind kite energy. Maximizes land use foot print. No downwind reel in/reel out cycle necessary. No input of electricity needed. Fly wheel maintains RPM on the generator while the kite tacks from one direction to the other...

Fabrication in Austin with Jeremy and Grant of the Austin Bike Zoo.Video demonstrates the use of a "flip-flop" hub to achieve a double drive action on the flywheel...

The Crosswind Cableway with Double Drive Kite Engine. Prototype made with bicycle components and explained by Rod Read (below). Actual field testing with a 7 M NASA Power Wing at the Texas AWE Encampment provided proof of concept (right). 

Fabrication in Austin with Jeremy and Grant of the Austin Bike Zoo. Video demonstrates the use of a "flip-flop" hub to achieve a double drive action on the flywheel...                  ----------------------------->

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KEY ADVANTAGES: Pure crosswind kite energy. Maximizes land use foot print. No downwind reel in/reel out cycle necessary. No input of electricity needed. Fly wheel maintains RPM on the generator while the kite tacks from one direction to the other...

Training with a KiteShip OL on the crosswind cableway at the Kite Farm...

Flying "dog-stake" method with the kite over the pilot's head..