RE: [ksurf] Re: Light wind kites
- If you are looking for a light wind kite try the F-One 18m mach 1 if you can
get your hands on one, even though this kite is a couple of years old it is
the business. With my 87kg i will be having fun at 10knots on a 139 x 39
F-One Sk8, if I were to use a bigger board I could easily ride in 8 knots,
hopefully F-One will do something similar with this years Mach 3.
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From: TIM FRIEDEL [mailto:timfriedel@...]
Sent: 26 October 2003 08:58
Subject: [ksurf] Re: Light wind kites
I can see there is still much room for development in the specific
uses of the kites!
Ideally you would have a medium aspect kite, with a very thin
leading edge (because its lower aspect it would be stiffer), you a
right, currently manhufacturers just scale up their kites to get the
lightwind kite! Although I think in the latest kites ie Rhino R4
there are some design features going into them which seem to produce
desirable characteristics which cannot be explained in simple terms
of Ar or profile....
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "hungvuatnetcomdotca"
> --- In email@example.com, "Jan Coffey" <janwcoffey@y...>wrote:
> > > 1- A faster kite (high AR, low weight, etc.)the
> > High AR, just to get span? I think you need to directly show
> > corolation here. Wouldn't a larger (lower AR) kite give you thesame
> > thing?these
> A higher AR kite normally has more lift/drag ratio and therfore can
> accelerate/fly faster.
> > So a well designed AOA, large, ~medium AR~ kite would fit
> > specs.kite
> I would label it "light wind AR" (the balance between speed .vs.
> turning distance).
> > I would like to throw in ridgidity to boot, becouse that helps a
> > turn faster.light
> There are many other factors too such as smaller LE (for less drag)
> but add the span wise line to keep the LE shape, etc.
> To sum up, for light wind, it's best to have a kite designed for
> wind (are there such thing out there?) and not abitrarily take alow
> AR or high AR kite and make it bigger to turn it into a light windkite.
> So each manufacturer should have a low AR line, a high AR line and
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