When understanding has no solid base in reality, complete designs are expected to have problems.kitexpert wrote: complete redesigns for the bridles, some with good and some with not so effective results.
Well that would suggest design is always wrong for the user. Strange designer being user would make such a kite, maybe something wrong with his CAD program No seriously actually!kitexpert wrote:Of course Z tension has to be always adjusted
But why did you do that when by your own words the best thing to do would be to scrap the kites and start again?kitexpert wrote: And I have tweaked: bridles, mixers, pulley ratios, fixed line rows, internal strapping, airfoils, canopy curvature and even cell shapes
Your helper has your old kite design gig now doesn't he? Which of you had the better understanding? Why did he get your job then?kitexpert wrote: One thing I've found useful when tuning is to have a helper to fly the kite
Correct, and good reason why I can not recommend you any kind of designing work. I'm afraid you are not reasonable enough, creative perhaps.
kitexpert wrote:Of course Z tension has to be always adjusted
CAD program doesn't include mixer design, either it isn't needed. That is why mixer has to be fitted to a kite. It depends on how bridle is done and also kite size how long adjustment line brakes need.
If kite has some elementary flaws it is best to redesign it. For example if kite airfoil has too much camber and is therefore too unstable there is not much to do (if depowering and good usability is required).
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