Wave foil kites are a niche product and they are not at all very interesting design projects. They obviously need good stability and drift, also pretty fast turning speed is preferred. Small and simple low aspect foil kite has these qualities almost mandatorily. Because it is perhaps the easiest kite type it is very good choice for the first diy kite.aravind wrote: ↑Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:48 pmIf wave foil kites were easy to design then why are they so poorly designed? I mean I think you would have to be able to wave kite first or at least surf before you could understand what you needed. Not being able to surf and think you understand how to design a wave kite is kind of like I don't know obsessing over the lengths of bridles, and number of bridle attachments, when bridles make up less than 10% of the drag on a kite...Which is like the old proverbial ignoring the elephant in the room, the elephant being the super fat profile you stuck on kites because you can't understand math. The same math that if you understood would help you understand the relationship of I don't know.... drag. Let me simplify it, basics, you double the size or more specifically the frontal area of something and you double it's drag, triple the size, you triple the drag. It's called a linear relationship in math, but hey I wouldn't want to complicate you too much with expert terms like that. But do go on to continue designing things with a wrong foundational knowledge. All those fossilized cars we dig up do certainly prove the car came before the wheel! or was it the neuron came before the brain? I am confused again, Dumbdy dumb.
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