Nice! Wish you all the best!stefmoris wrote: ↑Tue May 01, 2018 10:46 pmSorry for the long silence (in case anyone missed me ) but I'm pleased to announce its alive!!
I've changed my profile accordingly and I've got an ad-banner going on Kiteforum now. I'll still contribute to this thread should anyone want to build build build!!
Half-cell D-ribs work well and they are a proven thing. They do give very much same airfoil shape in the center of cell than normal ribs do. Upper skin is the most important part of the kite anyway, so it is not a bad idea to concentrate in improving it.stefmoris wrote: ↑Fri May 04, 2018 9:16 pm
Kitexpert, yes mini ribs for large cell widths are not trivial and all aspects of these low cell counts are challenging due to predicting profile distortion. You have an interesting proposal with D ribs along the topskin at half cell, but I don't see how it saves on complexity/cost or weight. Furthermore I think supporting the top skin without controlling the bottom skin and its differing billow/ballooning will create a profile at center of the cell with a completely different lift vector than the rib. Perhaps I'm not understanding something.
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