A Kite is a plane connected to the ground with a line. Kitemill's kite are both similar to, and flies like a plane. Special for this aircraft is that it is designed to produce a high lift transmitted as traction via the line to the ground station.
More traditional kites for kitesurfing are made up of flexible membranes that are suitable to be packed for transport and storage. They are ideal for their purposes. But would they flown 24 hours a day 7 days a week they would be broken within a few weeks.
Kitemills kites are constructed in much the same way as modern aircraft, with surface and structure of composite materials. This provides a rigid structure that can handle high power and long life.
Test of different concepts
In the period 2010 to 2012 worked Kitemill much with kite design. It was researched aerodynamic design, structure and stability.
Demonstration of traction
In 2009 created Kitemill a kite on the same principle as traditional surfingkite. The kites produced greater tractive forces than intended, even in less wind speeds than it was designed for. The test gave answers to that concept was feasible and was a basis for decisions that Kitemill went on to rigid kites.