Re: depowering foil was Subject: RE: New Trim Loop Design
- Yo Ian
Can you give us an idea of how effective yourtrimming system is? On a
depowering effectiveness scale of 1-10 with the AR5 at 10 and the New Wave
at 5 where does your system fit?
Have you tested your trim adjustment on the WaveEx an the New Wave? I
thought that the profile of the wing would have to be designed to allow it
to handle extremes of AoA etc etc etc. I can see the New Wave responding
well to trim adjustment but I would have thought the WaveEx would be a lot
>Can you give us an idea of how effective yourtrimming system is? On aTo be honest I haven't got that much experience on the AR5's but from the
>depowering effectiveness scale of 1-10 with the AR5 at 10 and the New Wave
>at 5 where does your system fit?
little I've got I think it's just as effective - after all the principle is
exactly the same - the only concern I had was luffing but so far my testing
hasn't shone this to be as much of a problem as I thought it would be. Give
me a chance to do some more thorough testing in some savage gusts and to
sort out some intellectual property protection and I'll publish some more
details on the group.
>Have you tested your trim adjustment on the WaveEx an the New Wave?Just a 3.8m EX at this stage but the rig can easily be fitted to a New Wave
>I thought that the profile of the wing would have to be designed to allowit
>to handle extremes of AoAYes, but this is set by the manufacturers bridling of the AB lines (ie the
first two rows of bridle lines).
>I would have thought the WaveEx would be a lot more touchy.This is what I was concerned about but as I said, so far once you're under
way with your apparent wind up it doesn't seem to be the case - so far
(touch wood) - in any case the centre line adjustment has little line
tension and can easily be grabbed to prevent luffing very effectively.
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