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this parafoil inflates and deflates rapidly without aid of a
the inflateable bladders create rigidity for deplyment as well
as inverted rigidity for folding the parafoil into it's compacted
form when not in use.
the parafoils open rammed air cells are still functional when
deployed. so it is still a rammed air parafoil and not merely
an inflatable kite.
kiteboarding parafoils have bladders so they float on the
water and maintain more rigidity under tension from guide
this parafoil is a variation on the kiteboarding kite parafoil
but specifically for the purpose of being deployed on
autonomous off road terrain ground vehicles that may be
trying to jump off cliffs sometimes.
||Would it work with a Segway? The boss could have used something. Shocking video.
||This could also be used by non-autonomous on-road ground
vehicles, to trade speed for altitude in the event of an
imminent collision. (I came up with a similar idea for safety
on a hoverbike years ago.)