Re: [ksurfschool] Anti-NoseDive (was Surface area / projected area questions)
> AND Ken Winner <kwinner@...> wrote:It's best to make a LIGHTER kite with the RIGHT weight distribution.
> > Our testing shows that weight distribution is far more important than
> > weight. That is, you can make a kite lighter, but if the weight
> > is wrong, it won't fly as well. An obvious example is this: Each Rhino has
> > two tip battens. The weight of those battens lowers the kite's center of
> > gravity, which makes the kite more stable -- less likely to nose over and
The inflatable is already too heavy, adding more weight to fix the
weight distribution problem is the wrong approach.