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The tethered aircraft of the system is blown by wind to travel downwind at a controlled rate for maximal mechanical energy gathering from wind whose velocity fluxuates and gusts. A cycle of travel is completed when the aircraft is travelled upwind to the site of the beginning of downwind travel where downwind travel is recommenced. The downwind travelling aircraft pullingly unwinds its tether from an anchored windlass drum to spin the rotor of an interconnected electrical machine to convert the mechanical energy to electricity.

Title
Tethered aircraft system for gathering energy from wind
Application Number
9/399117
Publication Number
6254034 (B1)
Application Date
September 20, 1999
Publication Date
July 3, 2001
Inventor
Howard G Carpenter
7667 Kelley Dr., Apt. 13, Stockton
CA, US
IPC
B64C 31/06
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