Been thinking about design concepts for speed buggies and got to wondering has anyone tried flying a kite from a land yacht?
The larger wheelbase would add substantial stability allowing use of a larger kite, the front wheel rake angle should be much more stable at high speeds, larger wheels and aerodynamics should all add up to better speed.
Kite lines could be routed through sheave blocks flexibly mounted at the mast seat this would keep the CG in the correct position, lines could then run into the cockpit to normal flying handles. Might take some practice to get your head around flying on handle when the lines are redirected. I haven't figured out an emergency release yet but I'd love to play with the concept.
Has anyone tried this before?
Has anyone got one of these puppies I can borrow and modify?