RickI wrote: Folks often ignore wind hazards and worry about lightning (and shark) strikes. It is ironic
edt wrote:RickI wrote: Folks often ignore wind hazards and worry about lightning (and shark) strikes. It is ironic
It's a good coincidence that we are afraid of lightning, because it makes us put down our kites at approximately the right time: When the real danger of the outflow boundary, where the wind picks up from 15mph to 70mph in a matter of seconds, is about to happen.
I think from reading that paper on improved lighting rod studies by cb more from 2000 that the reason power kites don't attract lightning is because their shape is too rounded and too large, so it can't build up the charges that a small diamond shaped single line kite can.
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