sailrocket is doing 2x wind speed, kiters are doing 1.2x wind speed and the faster we go, the lower our multiplier.plummet wrote:golf ball bottoms to the boards?
aerodynamic latex gimp suits.
skelton board that you lie down on?
I think the key is finding a perfect location with clean howling wind and perfect water conditions.
i no ur joking but according to the rules you cant hover and the depth has to be at least 50cm otherwise wont be ratifiedplummet wrote: purpose build 1" deep lake for perfect wind angle.hover board? design a board that will just float about the surface of the water once at speed.... no resistance.....
yeah the land speed record is a good example of just how inefficient kites are. You cant really compare land kites to water kites. Even the best sailboat on water only gets 2x up to 70 or so knots on water. But on land, the record is held by this thing called the Greenbird, which looks exactly like like a proa like the sailrocket but for land and they put the sail on the main tube instead of the leeward pod. It got 126 mph in 30, at more than 4x wind speed. A mere 2x wind speed on land means kites have way too much drag. Should be at least 3x on land, and somewhere between 1.5x to 2.0x on water.snobdr wrote:Looking to the land speed record again. They did 84 MPH in 15-30 gusting to 55.
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