Hard to give any exact values for built-in AoA's but it should be remembered that amount of canopy curve affect it. If there is a lot of coning kite will have more grunt but on the other hand some depower is very probably lost. If kite has almost flat shape then increasing AoA of it doesn't make much sense, it only makes cells wider on the front.Rein de Vries wrote: ↑Wed May 13, 2020 9:51 pmThank you for your explanations! Bit by bit i also start to understand how things should be done to come to good perfomance. Interesting journey especially nowadays with all the innovations towards the olympics!
Find it a nice challenge to establish a state of the art diy foilkite in Surfplan to share openly. Aiming for some similar design as Schietwedder presents, meant for HF free ride but probably a smaller version.
One of my open points is on the amount of twist the wing should have. In the center region, with the mixer in default I would expect AoA of about 0-3 degrees built in. But how many degrees would be typical towards the tips? Assuming the towpoints are at 18% chord, would it approach 10-13 degrees or even more in a typical performance oriented surf foil?
The choice will effect both the skins and the bridle but I cant seem to find any typical numbers for it.
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