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Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby galewarning » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:34 pm

Photos:
Blue kite is what would have been the Nitro 7.
I got to pump it up this past Friday, July 20th, in the Gorge. I was fully lit on a 7m and wisely let someone else much more talented take the proto Nitro 10m out for a spin.
Sorry for the low res phone photos. Also had to pixelate and crop tightly.
Note the spider bridle and saw-tooth TE.
Ciao, -Barry
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Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby galewarning » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:36 am

EDIT: Wrong photo! This photo has a [not spider] different bridle. Unless it's a black widow inspired bridle
Another photo of the spider bridle on a white body 3-strut proto. Also with the sawtooth TE. Low res, sorry, but easier to see the bridle against the white canopy. I see the benefit of not wrapping the bridle around the wingtip. What else? If Bill's surfing around this forum, maybe he can chime in with thoughts on the bridle design...
-Barry
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Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby OzBungy » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:09 am

The bridles on the blue kite look completely different to the white kite. The blue kite looks very "spider". The white not at all.

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Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby thewindego » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:11 am

Whay oz said.

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Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby Chicken-loop » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:20 am

The white one looks as though it has a slider or pulley on the bottom bridle. Could be just the image though.

So what brand is the Black Kite for?

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Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby galewarning » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:54 pm

Let's try this again. This photo is the N7. Laying on grass, making it a challenge to see, and the bridle isn't fully taught, but it's all visible. Zero pulleys with this one. Sorry for the mix-up.
-B
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Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby lewmt » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:59 pm

What is different from N6? IMO it was a good kite but not great. Just built too heavy - but again - just my opinion

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Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby galewarning » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:37 pm

Re: White kite bridle
@ OzBungy/Chicken-loop - Bill's white proto does indeed have a single pulley/side.

Re: Black kite
@ Chicken-loop - The day I was on the Sand Spit, Sam Light was hooked up to that black kite.

Re: Heavy Nitros
@ lewmt - Being a 5-strut kite, that accounts for some of the additional heft. I can't speak for Bill, but I don't think light weight was on the Nitro's design goal short list.

-Barry

Edited: Not Sam Ireland or England... brain fade... Slingshot's Sam Light!
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Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby Bill C » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:55 pm

galewarning wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:54 pm
Let's try this again. This photo is the N7. Laying on grass, making it a challenge to see, and the bridle isn't fully taught, but it's all visible. Zero pulleys with this one. Sorry for the mix-up.
-B
Leading edge looks pretty skinny.

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Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Postby lewmt » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Heavy Nitros
@ lewmt - Being a 5-strut kite, that accounts for some of the additional heft. I can't speak for Bill, but I don't think light weight was on the Nitro's design goal short list.
Thanks - I was comparing them to other 5 strut kites like Ozone Edge & SS Turbine. Not in my post but out in the field. I thought they did great once fully lit but were pretty lackluster at the bottom 1/3rd of their prescribed range/size & hard to keep in the air in the bottom 10% of their prescribed range. I figured it was a function of weight but I'm not an aerodynamics engineer.

Am still curious if there are any noticeable performance differences between the N7 & N6's? Pictures don't say much about what may have changed other than colors


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