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WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby Wingstu » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:44 pm

14 year ago I sew my own 12m2 kite with the help of Surfplan and this forum. The kite was OK, but I ended up buying a real kite.

Now I feel the need to create something again, and this time I want a «wing kite» similar to Slingwing and Naish Wingsurfer.

Since it’s been 14 years since the last time I used Surfplan, does anyone have input as to how I can manipulate the inputs to create something similar to the mentioned kite-wings?

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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby kitexpert » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:33 am

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Make a simple model like this and then modify manually center seam to have typical wing shape. This is because SP can't produce models with dihedral canopy curve AFAIK.

In the middle of the wing there can be a boom or a strut with straps etc.
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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby Hansen Design » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:54 am

Easy to sew Twin Strut WindWing
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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby Wingstu » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:38 am

Thanks evryone! I’ll take your inputs and play around a bit with Surfplan.

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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby Hansen Design » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:43 am

Hello Wingstu.
Not sure which version you are using. Select the canopy shape menu and choose detailed / change. Input negative values for dihedral.
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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby Wingstu » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:30 am

I’m using the free version, at least for now 😉

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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby Wingstu » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:13 am

kitexpert wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:33 am
In the middle of the wing there can be a boom or a strut with straps etc.
A boom would lead to less sewing, so will definately consider it.

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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:01 pm

Moti in aussie.. chopping up kites into wings.


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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby kitexpert » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:24 am

Hansen Design wrote: Select the canopy shape menu and choose detailed / change. Input negative values for dihedral.
Cheers!
:thumb: I've never had to design dihedral wings so this option I didn't know. Thanks for correction/advice. So no need for manual work.

Wing itself is quite simple thing, it is small and don't need many parts. So it should be relatively easy project to design and make. Struts are thick for stiffness.

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