I’m very happy to read (link in Italian) that Kitegen has started the automatic testing for take off and landing at Sommariva site.
I just report the main points written in the post which I think they are interesting, without going into a full english translation:
- first of all, they have managed to perform a take off with only 1.5 m/s wind speed at the ground, which is remarkable given the fact this wind speed is very small. Considering that the wind speed in Europe is around 3 m/s this is a great achievement.
- the next step they are planning is to test how long the kite can fly without interruption, to achieve
5000 hours of continuous flight5000 hours per year. H/T Stefano
All in all, it seems the control software is getting ready for the field, and I can’t wait to see the development during spring and summer!
Goodies: Link to the video!