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[ksurf] Re: NASA wing handling characteristics

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  • Michel Montmigny
    ... With a Traction soft wing it would not happen. because it s easier to control. And it s still manoeuvrable in those size. Michel ... Free Web-based e-mail
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 27, 1998
      srosso@... wrote:
      >
      > OK that's a good start.
      > How much wind was there,
      > and how heavy are you?
      >
      > about 10 kts ?? not sure really and the lines were pretty short - 10 15
      > meters maximum
      >
      > i got dragged until i fell back wards and then i ketp getting dragged... on
      > my back and it wouldnt stop it dragged me up a sand dune - a soft one but
      > up anyway and this was all over soft sand !!
      >
      > i wierht 75-80 depending on the season
      >
      > = the 10kts is not really the wind range you want but it means that at 10
      > kts a 10 meter kite is out of control !
      >
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      With a Traction soft wing it would not happen. because it's easier to
      control. And it's still manoeuvrable in those size.

      Michel
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