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A kytoon (a portmanteau of kite + balloon) 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 
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 
- US Patent 6646725
- US Patent 2431938 Kite balloon Domina C. Jalbert
- US Patent 2398745
- US Patent 6302759
- US Patent 3924827
See also 
- Popular Mechanics Mar 1958
- RESPONSE OF A KYTOON TO VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL GUSTS
- Balloon Production
- Domina Jalbert Brother of the Wind
- Meteorlogical observation measurements