Strongest fibers ever.

Strongest fibers ever.

Post by nlame.. » Fri, 20 Sep 1996 04:00:00


I read an article in a scientific magazine that quoted from the economist
that there are devolpments concerning Bucky-balls. Anyone heard of this?
It seems that a chemist named Richard Smalley at the Rice University of Texas
found a way to make a structure with carbonmolecules that  have a tube-kind
shape. They were able to contruct small (nanometers) fibers which are
very strong, even stronger than diamond and named them Bucky-tubes. Till now
they are the strongest fibers of today. Extraction of these miniscule fibers is
difficult so a practical use is still a question of time.
Can you picture this material in relating to kites?! just have to be patient
for a few years!
Ben Mulder.

Ben Mulder.

 
 
 

Strongest fibers ever.

Post by Alex Schaje » Fri, 20 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Hi,

I have just purchased a new Powerhouse Dynamo 4mm spar sports kite and
also just discovered the wealth of resources online for kiteflyers.

Could someone help me: How do you do all the cool things aside from
turning left or right. (landing nicely, figs of 8 etc)
Also could someone explain wind windows, top of the wind etc.

I know I am a novice and I apologise for wasting your time with geeking
questions but ANY tips or advice would be appreciated and tried out in
the evening,

ta,

Alex

 
 
 

Strongest fibers ever.

Post by b.c.shel » Sun, 22 Sep 1996 04:00:00

: I read an article in a scientific magazine that quoted from the economist
: that there are devolpments concerning Bucky-balls. Anyone heard of this?
: It seems that a chemist named Richard Smalley at the Rice University of Texas
: found a way to make a structure with carbonmolecules that  have a tube-kind
: shape. They were able to contruct small (nanometers) fibers which are
: very strong, even stronger than diamond and named them Bucky-tubes. Till now
: they are the strongest fibers of today. Extraction of these miniscule fibers is
: difficult so a practical use is still a question of time.
: Can you picture this material in relating to kites?! just have to be patient
: for a few years!
: Ben Mulder.

: Ben Mulder.

...hmmm...super light but very stong spars?  Sails with sq. yard ratings
on the Milligram scale?

--
         ...no matter where you go, there is always wind.

...b.c.shelby


 
 
 

Strongest fibers ever.

Post by SkyShark » Thu, 26 Sep 1996 04:00:00

The problem will be money.  How much money will you spend for a kite or
frame set?  We can build awesome product (frames) now.  But who will spend
the money?  The industry is going to cheaper (less expensive kites), is
that what the consumer wants?  I can be reached at:


Looking for your responses,
Erez Borowsky
SkySharktm Kite Products

 
 
 

Strongest fibers ever.

Post by julie ann ed » Fri, 27 Sep 1996 04:00:00

: The problem will be money.  How much money will you spend for a kite or
: frame set?  We can build awesome product (frames) now.  But who will spend
: the money?  The industry is going to cheaper (less expensive kites), is
: that what the consumer wants?  I can be reached at:


: Looking for your responses,
: Erez Borowsky
: SkySharktm Kite Products

Look at it this way.  
Who's goning to buy an Acura NSX?  Nobody I know.  But the car acts as a
great marketing tool for Honda/Acura.  Plus the technology developed for
the NSX will eventually trickle down to their more moderately priced cars.

I say push the technology envelope as far as you can.  

Keith Kidder