Flexible wing structures

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Aesquire

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Yeah, I apologize, I was on a tablet and lost half the post.

The next "logical step" ( pun intended ) is to combine the vertical wing stacking with flexible wings. four 5-6 sq meter traction kites, as used in Kiteboarding, stacked in train to make a roughly 20 sq meter wing. Attached to a Paramotor ( powered paraglider rig ) which is still a single engine, sorry. The only advantage I can see is the ability to fly down urban canyons, or a MacGyver stunt. Drag & glide angle would be mediocre, but there's a historical tie in...

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Aesquire

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That is rather nifty. compare and contrast the complexity and versatility.

The powered mini-plane doesn't need wind, and can work in any direction.
 
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