It is reasonable if you wanted to make a kite that was lighter but had better L/D than a single skin. You can't expect to make a different product by continuing the same approach. By challenging our assumptions and with the correct principles we can work to achieve new things.kitexpert wrote: It is not reasonable approach to make a foil kite which has wide cells and worse L/D because single skins have quite low L/D
Yes and then they combine to use both. But having a flapping part of the kite I think will always have a disadvantage to L/D. There is a compromise to the desired goal.kitexpert wrote: Single skins have their own advantages, foil kites should have their own.
I believe they have developed software to more accurately help them design kites. The fluid flow analysis is quite good now, enough to help design rocket engines. Kites are still difficult, and things are not perfect hence you still have a lot of prototyping and hand tuning.kitexpert wrote: Cell shape or ballooning question is very difficult to master with limited resources. For sure I'd know it much more if I made several prototypes with different parameters and had them fabricated for me. I guess designers like Bölli or Harich don't spend say 500 hours behind the sewing machine if they want to make some experiments...
I am sure a company like Pansh would be willing to sew and make up your designs for you at their cheap prices. If you really do know your stuff you could likely on sell them for profit or no loss.
No doubt but I think this arduous experience ingrains you to a certain point of view. Thing is there exists others to which other designs can be better.kitexpert wrote: I've paid my learning costs fully, by the hard way. What comes to cell shapes, kite shapes or ballooning I use parameters which are probably quite conservative, which I know will not cause any problems.
To quote Elon Musk “If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”