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Some sort of reusable sounding rocket capsule with a rogallo parasail for landing (which was considered for Gemini capsules back in the day)
reusable  rocket  capsule  rogallo  paraglider  parasail  parachute  landing  space 
march 2018 by asteroza
Disney Imagineering tests flying dragon, speculation swirls surrounding ‘Avatar’ addition to Walt Disney World | Inside the Magic
The production dragon seems to use a black parasail wing to disguise how it is flying at night, so it seems to be an actual flying dragon. Oh the terror you could induce in certain third world countries, especially if you put a small cellular or satellite telephone operated UAV drone control package on this...
parasail  fantasy  transportation  vehicle  aircraft  paraglider  SFX  effects  special  prop  dragon  flying  ultralight  stealth  Disney  Delicious 
december 2012 by asteroza
SkySails GmbH - SkySails Power System
Interesting. A pull/retrieve power stroke based, figure 8 racetrack pattern autonomous flight pull stroke, offshore floating buoy based parafoil wing kite power generator system. System will need a rather large energy accumulator/battery/flywheel/capacitor to even out the energy output from an array of these though. Could do that at the array level, or at the individual buoys. Buoy based does not favor all electric flywheels (maybe CVT clutch coupled mechanical flywheels), clutched air compressor based systems would also work, capacitors probably would be undesirable though. That water pump spherical anchor may be favorable if using a TLP platform style pipe tendon for moorings
skysails  offshore  high  altitude  airborne  kite  parafoil  parasail  wind  power  generator  green  energy  germany  europe  EU  stroke  tether  pull  retrieve  cycle  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza

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