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Hurricane Box Kiting

Durable box kite that can lift a human passenger
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Hey. Because people will pay good money for any "hold my beer" opportunity.
reensure, Nov 10 2022

Peter Lynn C-Quad https://www.google....6LWltZw&sclient=img
An old kite design (no longer made), but pretty indestructible & also good controllability. [neutrinos_shadow, Nov 13 2022]


       When you don't come back, I'm drinking your beer. [+]
pertinax, Nov 10 2022

       Not that I've experienced a hurricane first-hand, but I would think that there would be far too much turbulence for the kite to fly in even an approximation of "stable". (I do have a lot of experience with kite flying.)
But it is definitely worth doing (un-manned) initial experiments, although a box kite is probably not the best choice. Something super-simple like an old C-Quad (see linky).
neutrinos_shadow, Nov 13 2022

       This sounds like a job for Buster the test dummy.
RayfordSteele, Nov 14 2022


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