just unbelievable! every day brings more miracles!EvanOR wrote:1) You'll note we've gone to a 6 strut design, and as such eliminated the center strut. This improves aerodynamics in a critical area of the kite, and reduces weight where you want it least. The end result is a kite with yet more power, greater efficiency, higher stability, and a more rigid canopy less prone to distortion at the top end of its range!
2) XPD Technology. You can see that panels on the LE get exponentially larger when moving from the center of the kite to the tips, and that they mate up perfectly with the 6 strut layout.
Larger panels at the tips increase projected area, reduce drag, and provide direct steering input. The transition to smaller panels at the center better matches the curvature at the trailing edge, and provides better airflow and lift. More power!
???EvanOR wrote:Larger panels at the tips increase projected area, reduce drag, and provide direct steering input
it has nothing to do with the roundness or anglyness at these speeds. it has to be supersonic speed to make me think about changing the shape of the LE and the profile of the foil. all the rest is sale's department privileges.El Rudo wrote:I think you need to see a front view of the kite to see how it works - in theory.
You'll see larger panels > longer segments where the roundness is not needed, and vice versa.
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