Baden-Powell Manlifter

In 1895 Baden-Powell had patented his "Levitor"- Kite. Marconi uses in 1901 one of these kites to make the first electronic wireless transmission. The shown kite is an early version. Baden-Powell used this kite to make in 1894 several "man lifting"- trials. In original the kite had a surface of 84 m² (11 m x 11 m).
I modified this kite to a small lightwind version. A detailed plan was published in Fang Den Wind no. 36 - 4.95.

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Baden-Powell`s Man lifter

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