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### Author Topic: Is there a limit to how high i can fly my kite?  (Read 3046 times)

#### paul.fr

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##### Is there a limit to how high i can fly my kite?
« on: 24/01/2008 15:06:52 »
Assuming i have an unlimited supply of string, how high could i fly my kite? Is there some kind of 'world record'?
« Last Edit: 05/03/2008 02:26:26 by ukmicky »

#### chris

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##### Re: Is there a limit to how high i can fly my kite?
« Reply #1 on: 29/01/2008 09:01:43 »
I had a brief look and couldn't find a reliable answer - perhaps someone could scrutinise the present edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for us?

#### daveshorts

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##### Re: Is there a limit to how high i can fly my kite?
« Reply #2 on: 29/01/2008 09:45:42 »
I know that there are people suggesting that a good form of power generation would be to fly a kite  made up of several wind turbines in the jet stream which is 20-30 000ft up
http://www.skywindpower.com/ww/index.htm

#### Alandriel

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##### Re: Is there a limit to how high i can fly my kite?
« Reply #3 on: 30/01/2008 19:17:08 »
I had a brief look and couldn't find a reliable answer - perhaps someone could scrutinise the present edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for us?

Richard P Synergy flew a kite to an altitude of approx. 4422m (14509 feet) above the point of take off (Kincardine, Ontario; CANADA)on Aug 12 2000.

pretty c00l !

#### chris

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##### Re: Is there a limit to how high i can fly my kite?
« Reply #4 on: 01/02/2008 18:16:00 »
Thanks Alandriel

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##### Re: Is there a limit to how high i can fly my kite?
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