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by Rein de Vries
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Arc Speed 5.5 from foilmaker
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: DIY Arc Speed 5.5 from foilmaker

Hey! Great inputs, thanks! For clarity,i observed two issues with this kite. Clapping when the inflation was not fully there, but more severely, the kite flaps towards the kiter when flown with some speed. I think by wind from the other side.

Probably both issues are treated seperately. 🤔😀
by Rein de Vries
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Arc Speed 5.5 from foilmaker
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: DIY Arc Speed 5.5 from foilmaker

Thank you all for explaining! Think i will try this. Wrt the camber, you mean the kites c shape close to the tips right? This should bent more outward, especially close to the LE i guess. When i pull the break lines the same effect is achieved i saw, and the kite flies better.🙂
by Rein de Vries
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Arc Speed 5.5 from foilmaker
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: DIY Arc Speed 5.5 from foilmaker

Thanks! Would this skin tuck technique also work to resolve the other issue I described? Perhaps applied additionally on some other region in the kite? Would like to have it flying :-) What puzzels me mostly is that the 3.3 version does not show the issue at all! It has the same profile and design i...
by Rein de Vries
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Arc Speed 5.5 from foilmaker
Replies: 13
Views: 421

DIY Arc Speed 5.5 from foilmaker

Hey! After building a nicely flying speed 3.3 Arc a few years ago I finished the 5.5m2 version recently. I am however a bit disappointed with the flying characteristics which seem to be less good as the 3.3m2. The 5.5 has difficulty opening up and shows 'hand clapping' behaviour. Releasing the steer...
by Rein de Vries
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Copying the bridle concepts from a new foil would be something i could try yes. Is there any sw around calculating line lengths given a certain kite design? This would be very helpfull also in diy land I think.
by Rein de Vries
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Thanks! Would be an option yes. Why do you think this would be the better way to go, would the 5m2 be to outdated?
by Rein de Vries
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Hey! Quite some years ago I made a so called Junkie s50, 5m2 foil kite mainly designed for buggying by a dutch designer who also released some nice Arc designs. The fixed bridle tractor like kite was quite advanced with d ribs and sewed needly. Had some fun with it over the years but was not to sati...
by Rein de Vries
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh kites for ligth wind
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Pansh kites for ligth wind

Hey! For the ligther winds I have a Sonic 2 15m2 and an Ozone r1 17m2. Both very nice kites but also with quite some overlap I experienced. Actually I am thinking about replacing the 17m2 for a little larger kite e.g. a 19 m2 to be able to TT in the lighest of breeze as well. 😃 On their site I see P...
by Rein de Vries
Sat May 04, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite
Replies: 34
Views: 2277

Re: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite

Thank you all for sharing ideas! Quite clear also that since so many parameters influence the end result it is not trivial or even personal what a state-of-the-art kite should be. Despite this however I think and hope we should meanwhile be able to define some baseline plans which approach commercia...
by Rein de Vries
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite
Replies: 34
Views: 2277

Building a state-of-the-art foil kite

Hi! With the enormous developments of the last years, leading to high performance kites such as e.g. the Sonics and the R1 series, I wonder, is the self-building community already in line with these designs? As an enthusiastic kiter and self builder, I would be very much interested in plans of such ...

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