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Haole_Built
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Kite Power!

Postby Haole_Built » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:53 am

The kite has an area of 160 square metres (1,700 sq ft) and reduces fuel consumption by 15-20% on average; it will be upgraded to 320 square metres (3,400 sq ft) in order to save about 30%
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Beluga_ ... Kite_power

Video Here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIjBv5bbAM8
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Re: Kite Power!

Postby NYKiter » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:43 am

badass... :bye:

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Re: Kite Power!

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:02 am

Is that a foil kite?

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Re: Kite Power!

Postby 14ToeSide » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:52 am

I guarantee you can go in 2-4 with that!!!!

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Re: Kite Power!

Postby pmaggie » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:08 am

Do you think it's good for unhooking?

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Re: Kite Power!

Postby plummet » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:53 am

Not a very big kite when you think about it.

An 80kg human uses a 15m kite.
3000000kg super tanker only uses a 160m kite!

that's only a measly 10 x the size of the humans kite.

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Re: Kite Power!

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:23 am

From memory Peter Lynn was doing some research for sea going vessels...

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Re: Kite Power!

Postby SupaEZ » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:10 pm

One line kite........makes me feel like a kid again :crazy:

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Re: Kite Power!

Postby Haole_Built » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:46 pm

SupaEZ wrote:One line kite........makes me feel like a kid again :crazy:


not really....

http://scienceblogs.com/deepseanews/wp- ... 0b904c.jpg


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