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big bird

Postby kitexpert » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:38 pm

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MIllions of years of evolution has perfected flying creatures - so why don't we take some influence :?: This should fly perfectly, shouldn't it? :)

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Re: big bird

Postby rynhardt » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:41 pm

Of course.. and has been done already 8)
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Re: big bird

Postby Regis-de-giens » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:03 pm

Ok ... i remember the design of naish cult as well, reproducing the shape of thoses wings.

... but ... birds have some additional "things" to bring with... brain , mouth, muscles, articulation on wings to generate power, organes ...
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Re: big bird

Postby downunder » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:06 pm

^
Have u not seen a remote controlled gliders? ;)

We need a drone on 2 lines. Thats it. :)

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Re: big bird

Postby kitexpert » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:36 pm

Perhaps body part could have a thin bladder and filled with helium? And upper surface made of black material so that "hot air balloon effect" could make its magic on sunny days :D

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Re: big bird

Postby PurdyKiter » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:52 pm

Had the pterodactyl shaped Helix and Cults for years. Last year there was one waiting on the beach so I tried it foiling. Absolutely horrible. I remember doing downloop transitions and waiting til I was halfway across the bay before the kite responded and caught up with me.
In the day this shape was very very stable in extreme high winds. Rock solid Rooster session at 53mph gusts on a 6m Cult.

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Re: big bird

Postby Greenturtle » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:19 pm

Birds are not anchored with strings to anything

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Re: big bird

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:08 pm

Works pretty well for Mike's Lab foils:

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