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Re: [ksurfschool] Re: How heavy are kites?

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  • Hung Vu
    I found some measurements of the C-Quad at Forever Flying Kites http://www.foreverflying.com/cquad.html : C-Quad 2.2 (sq. meters) Wingspan: 9ft 4in (3-spine)
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 27, 2000
      I found some measurements of the C-Quad at Forever Flying Kites
      http://www.foreverflying.com/cquad.html :

      C-Quad 2.2 (sq. meters)
      Wingspan: 9ft 4in (3-spine)
      Weight: 13.4oz

      C-Quad 3.2 (sq. meters)
      Wingspan: 11ft 3in (3-spine)
      Weight: 19.4oz

      C-Quad 4.2 (sq. meters)
      Wingspan: 14ft 6in (4-spine)
      Weight: 24oz

      C-Quad 6.3 (sq. meters)
      Wingspan: 17ft (4-spine)
      Weight: 33.5oz

      C-Quad 8.5 (sq. meters)
      Wingspan: 19ft (4-spine)
      Weight: 45.9oz

      Hung.

      Chris Glazier wrote:
      >
      > I took my fish scale and weighed my kites.
      > 5.0 Wipika classic (projected? 3.0) 3.1 lb
      > 7.3 CA New Wave (projected? 7.0) 3.1 lb
      > 15.5 Naish AR5 (projected 8.4) 7.0 lb
      > (I am guessing at the first two projected areas.)
      >
      > I think that this weight issue is important in very light winds. I
      > think that when the wind drops, one or two pounds can make the
      > difference between relaunching the kite or swimming in.
      >
      > Chris Glazier
      >
      > --- In ksurfschool@egroups.com, Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
      > > I was just wondering how heavy are my kites so I took a bath room
      > scale
      > > and weigh them (including the bridal). Here are the results for
      > > whatever it's worth:
      > >
      > > 5.5 AR5 3 lbs
      > > 11.5 AR5 5 lbs
      > > New Wave 4.9 2 lbs
      > > XXXL 2.5 lbs
      > >
      > > Obviously the foils are much lighter (note that the New Wave 4.9
      > > delivers more power than the 5.5 and the XXXL deliver equivalent or
      > more
      > > power than a 15.5 - a 15.5 should weigh around 6-7 lbs)
      > >
      > > Others may want to do the same for their kites and let us know (C-
      > Quad,
      > > Mossie, etc...)
      > >
      > > Hung.
      >
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