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    Default question about cables on kite power generation systems

    Just asking I do not develop anything... I saw on the web that kites with LONG lines can essentially tie in knots unless the lines are stabilized to prevent them from thrashing about... I have also seen on TV how support cables on bridges have been stabilized by adding a spiraling element around them to break up the wind flow that causes resonant oscillations. Now onto my Q... could kites flown using twisted steel cables be immune to any serious thrashing?

    Reason I ask even tho I will likely never build a kite power system is that I still think about it and can't decide if I should use vinyl coated cables which would nullify at least some of the twisted cables anti-thrashing effect.

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    Spectra or kevlar is used for kite lines, steel would be too heavy, and it would probably be a multi line rig to orient properly.

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