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Re: [ksurfschool] Anti-NoseDive (was Surface area / projected area questions)

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  • Hung Vu
    ... It s best to make a LIGHTER kite with the RIGHT weight distribution. The inflatable is already too heavy, adding more weight to fix the weight distribution
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 6 5:14 AM
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      > AND Ken Winner <kwinner@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Our testing shows that weight distribution is far more important than
      > actual
      > > weight. That is, you can make a kite lighter, but if the weight
      > distribution
      > > 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

      It's best to make a LIGHTER kite with the RIGHT weight distribution.

      The inflatable is already too heavy, adding more weight to fix the
      weight distribution problem is the wrong approach.

      Hung.
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