The 'stabilising' seems to be done by sliding both wings toward the rear of the direction of travel. That moves the centre of lift aft.tegirinenashi wrote:Let be honest: the rear wing is just oversized stabilizer, so calling this "canard design" is a stretch. IMO Hawaiis 6-wing design is superior. After all, russians copied it in Su-35
The canard could be expected to 'crash' in a nicer way, and to have reduced loading on the foil box.Horst Sergio wrote:Yes interesting
Lets see if we will have the first serial-kite-canard-foil from France.
Never expected it will be a race foil but a wave foil makes sense in my eyes. The canard could have similar advantages as the mono
http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19 ... 5&start=20
but less of its problems as low speed range. With a foil that is less sensible for ventilation, when riding too high you can also use a bit shorter struts (around 80 cm) which is maybe also not so bad for wave riding closer to the beach.
Time to wrap this thread up I think.ronnie wrote:They are saying that an advantage of their foil is that the wipeouts are less epic than with the usual foil configuration.rynhardt wrote:Looks like they're opening up a whole new world of hurt.
Wipeouts must be epic!
I would expect with the canard layout, that both foils provide positive lift. The key to success is that when you change the angle of attack, the total lift increases smoothly, and that the % of the total lift provided by the rear wing increases smoothly.
I'm pleased to see someone exploring the possibilities of the canard configuration, because if you can get it to work using efficient aerofoils, it could be serious competition for the existing designs.
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