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by Hansen Design
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Disconnecting Z or more at the tip
Replies: 24
Views: 2841

Re: Disconnecting Z or more at the tip

I have made a number of RA foils with reduced or no bridling at the tips to allow them to self-align reducing drag and tip tuck.
by Hansen Design
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Auto-Zenith high performance kite
Replies: 27
Views: 3366

Re: Auto-Zenith high performance kite

Aft CG behind CE will cause a natural gravitational-induced upward yaw resulting in autozenith tendancy proportional to angle away from 12:00. Aft CG in a towed airborne vehicle is beneficial to keep the towline(s) tight. Autostable profile will also keep the lines tight. But, If too much of either,...
by Hansen Design
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY AR6 closed cell Quadrifoil Style
Replies: 23
Views: 3071

Re: DIY AR6 closed cell Quadrifoil Style

Hello Schietwedder:
Very cool to see your approach to embark on this challenging project, both cutting/sewing as well as design - especially with custom profiles. Looking forward to seeing your next construct in the air!
Cheers!
- Bill
by Hansen Design
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nitro 7 Proto Photos
Replies: 37
Views: 5750

Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Hello Shave & Jorg: I have a 30+ year longstanding policy to never copy anything no matter the product. When it is proposed I offer an immediate resignation (as I did vehemently in this case.) The kite shown was one of a suite of 5 protos exploring 3vs5 strut versions with similar profile and spanwi...
by Hansen Design
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nitro 7 Proto Photos
Replies: 37
Views: 5750

Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Hello cnski: One year ago, Switch management made the decision to outsource their products from other vendors (bars, boards, kites, etc) and cease in-house development to reduce costs. They did not reveal this decision publically or to their customers. I'm sorry to hear you made a purchase of the H3...
by Hansen Design
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nitro 7 Proto Photos
Replies: 37
Views: 5750

Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Hello Lewmt: That proto was built in early 2018 to the late 2017 Nitro7 design brief calling for lighter weight, faster turning and better re-launch. Testing with a variety of pro and advanced riders including challenging gusty overpowered Gorge conditions has been 100% positive. It keeps the classi...
by Hansen Design
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My new project: iGetwind.com
Replies: 66
Views: 23523

Re: My new project : iGetwind.com

Been using it last couple days and like it. Especially the tide data which is important here.
Cheers!
by Hansen Design
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 61
Views: 19428

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

Very difficult to build a 9sqm no-strut inflatable for much under 2kg using conventional LE, canopy and bladder materials. Add a center strut at .25 - .5kg depending on C/L chord. The only way to cut the weight substantially is alternative materials and/or bladderless construction. Weight/sqm progre...
by Hansen Design
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Switch kites getting any better?
Replies: 467
Views: 72859

Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Hello Fluidity:
Please check your PM's on this site. Cheers!
- Bill Hansen
by Hansen Design
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Switch kites getting any better?
Replies: 467
Views: 72859

Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Hello Tegirinenashi: Here are the Nitro4,5,& 6 canopies overlaid. Nitro 5 had minor flattening of the wingtip profiles from T3 strut out and a slight bit of additional sweep. The major change was the 'Spider' bridle. Nitro6 as mentioned previously was completely re-profiled and the LE was curved mor...

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