A kytoon is a kite with a significant amount of aerostatic lift from a lighter than air gas carried within.

The primary advantage of a kytoon is that it remains up and at a reasonably stable position above the tether point, irrespective of the wind.

The kytoon has been used in peace and war. The kytoon is being employed for raising rescue signals, antenna, and turbines for generating electricity. Kytoons need not be of lower density than the fluid stream in which it is operated. It is sufficient that the kytoon be part balloon and part kite. So the kytoon is a special kind of kite.

Inflation gases

Kytoons may be flown in Earth or other planetary atmospheres. Any gas may be used to inflate the bladder parts of a kytoon. Hydrogen, methane, air, helium, etc. may be used to inflate the balloon aspect of a kytoon.

History of kytoons

The kytoon was starkly forwarded by the invention and designs of Domina Jalbert
Domina Jalbert
Domina Jalbert invented the ram-air inflated flexible wing often called the "Jalbert parafoil".-Life:Settling into Boca Raton, Florida, after arriving from Quebec, Canada, he established his business Aerology....


Applications of the kytoon

  • Raise emergency signals in calm or wind
  • Keep communications antenna aloft during calm and wind
  • Raise wind turbines for generating electricity
  • Scare birds away from crops
  • Toy and sport kiting
  • Meteorological measurements

Patents involving the kytoon

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