Jyoder wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:47 pm
Do all mono wings require significantly more back foot pressure as you speed up than when riding slow? That was the biggest thing I didn’t like about riding my SS Infinity 76 mono.
I think so.
As the forward pitching moment is proportional to wing area, and increases squared with speed.
So for "normal" wings, with negative pitching moment, you have to stand quite some distance further and further back, the faster you go.
This is outbalanced with the stab on normal foils, so eventhough the pitching is 4 times as high if you go twice as fast, the stabilizer will also lift down 4 times as much, so it evens out and you dont have to move your feet.
Of course one can use "S" wings, stable wings for stabless, then you dont have to move your feet at different speed.
But these wings are not efficient, even less efficient than a "normal" wing with a small stab, so maybe not interesting...
Some must have tested how they work though?
For gliders they are not good at all, but maybe they could work for hydrofoiling I dont know.
In reality with the normal wings, if you ride at the same speed most of the time, like I believe most do, it should not matter when riding stabless, as the feet stance wont move then.