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by kitexpert
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flysurfer soul long mixer test
Replies: 38
Views: 1875

Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

Armin you can't possibly believe adjusting the rear lines and Z length are the same. For sure he doesn't think it is same. But even for a professional following these discussions (and not in his own language) can be tiring and confusing. If you wanted to keep it simple what is more simple than just...
by kitexpert
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Changing Mixer Line Length
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Changing Mixer Line Length

I think there is many potential possibilities, some of them good to have the canopy distort for some of the sheet range. With this you have a mixed airfoil. Trick is how much and when. It seriously complicates foil kite design. Flysurfer seems to have explored it the most and given up on the more e...
by kitexpert
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Changing Mixer Line Length
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Changing Mixer Line Length

I advice to keep separate two functions of a mixer: 1) to change AoA of a kite to make it depowerable 2) to adjust line rows in order to change camber or more importantly to return settings back to original. Actually only 1) is a true mixer property. 2) could as well been done in the bridles, but it...
by kitexpert
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Dash 9m (1st edition) does NOT fly
Replies: 25
Views: 1170

Re: Naish Dash 9m (1st edition) does NOT fly

A bit similar issue as if someone says: My bike has been behaving weirdly lately. It is very heavy to pedal, I can't keep up with my friends with it. Rocks and roots hit to the rims horribly and when I press tires with my thumb they feel very soft. What should I do? Back line/front line lengths are ...
by kitexpert
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Possible bridle project - old CA 7.5m
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Possible bridle project - old CA 7.5m

Sounds like a very old kite. Unfortunately you can't build a mixer bridle (or at least to do it for some purpose) because that kite (which very typically pulls like a truck) is not stable enough for a mixer. If I put it in other words: every single part of that kite is wrong shaped for the mixer, an...
by kitexpert
Thu May 30, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Line Check FS Soul?
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Re: Line Check FS Soul?

But why not set it up so it flys right out of the box and then tell people to adjust it after its worked in. This would lead to a kite which has a lot of back stall after some sessions. Now kite has a some slack in the steering at first but after couple of sessions it will be more as it is meant to...
by kitexpert
Thu May 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: vacuum ... or something else
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: vacuum ... or something else

1: wet up part with carbon and epoxy, then wrap peel ply and paper towels. Place this into a waterproof bag, then sink into a deep bucket of warm water - say, 1m deep. 2: wet up part with carbon and epoxy, then wrap peel ply and paper towels. Place this into a plastic bag, put in pit, fill pit with...
by kitexpert
Mon May 13, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sliding spreader bar dimensions
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Sliding spreader bar dimensions

The bar is usually bent so it will not get so high forces. If you have a tight rope, the connection will not be as stable in the middle of the rope. If you have a bit of slack it moves in opinion more controlled from side to side and is also stable in the middle. Yes, that is true. But in practice ...
by kitexpert
Mon May 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sliding spreader bar dimensions
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Sliding spreader bar dimensions

No, just a regular carbon plate/rope spreader bar, B is 20 cm / 8 inch on mine. See my harness, A is only about 1 inch even under load it hardly gets much more than that which is pretty close to your body, right? Of course not "zero", but zero would be the goal :D SlidingBar.jpg 8) PF Ok, it is pos...
by kitexpert
Sat May 11, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 2 lines 2.5m stunt foil kite adaptation to 4 lines bar
Replies: 22
Views: 1240

Re: 2 lines 2.5m stunt foil kite adaptation to 4 lines bar

norcom: Apparently some Genesis kites have for some reason very loose brakes (or at least that one had which I tuned). That makes kite turn very slowly, almost non reacting to steering input. So first correction is to shorten Z some 10-20cm and try again. Kite itself is ok after it is tuned up and t...

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