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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby Schietwedder » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:27 pm

Nice progress Rein!
Can't wait to see it in the air.

I meanwhile ordered some Skytex 32 hard and 27 at Extremtextil
for the bespoken 9m v2 and a 6m later for foiling. (Already built a foilboard :D)

Parallel on the 12m I got most issues sorted like turning ability by shortening lines, making a wider bar (70cm) and attaching the outer Z bridles at the TE directly as well as tightening the outside Z bridles.

At low wind speeds I still get a bit of backstall in the beginning, the reason is most likely the upper skin shape on the LE as the transversal shaping (3d Seams) are a bit too much and the billow by manual measures doesn't taper off to zero. So the LE is a bit bulky and the flow can't follow the billow shape so well at low RE .
The billow shaping is improved by not doing it manually by tensioning the straps this time but with Surfplan.
I hope this better panel shaping and less backstall will increase the low end for kite boarding a bit. For leisure foiling, snowkiting and buggy it doesn't really matter once you have some speed or loop the kite the backstall is not so much anymore with more apparent wind.

Above 15 knots I get nice powered sessions on the 12 and twintip, the upper limit for me as a beginner is around 25knots.
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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby André Mantovani » Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:39 pm

Friend congratulations on the project please make the line and construction plans available in PDF so that we can also build and experience this wonder

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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby Schietwedder » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:08 pm

Hi Andre sent you a PM
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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby Rein de Vries » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:11 am

Some more progress pictures! :)
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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby André Mantovani » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:54 am

Hello friends sorry for my english I'm André Mantovani tc here from Brazil, I would like to share the project of my 9 m agilus in development phase I am assembling from the cutting of other older equipment

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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby Schietwedder » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:39 am

Nice to see some activity here again.
Also started the center section of my new 6m.

I split the kite in-between every vent. Thereby I can attach the vents to the ribs and work from the vent to both sides.
First sewing the upper and lower skin panels incl. straps together before sewing in the profiles and D-ribs.

I then end up with 6 sections for a 5 vent kite which I sew together in the end completing it.
The bridle is also already done, this time went for a spliced bridle with uncovered Liros DC instead of DSL.
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Re: DIY Foil Kites

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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby Schietwedder » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:00 pm

Sewing in the ribs
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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby Rein de Vries » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:40 pm

Strong progress Niklas! Your order is little different then mine, but probably more easy to construct. Meanwhile I am almost up to the bridle. Wondering where you order your lines and how you set it up such that you can easily tune? I will make a standard pulley mixer system as on a 4:2:1 race kite but also look for some freedom to tune Z and the other primary lines. Any recommendations?


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