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Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby joriws » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:31 am

According to manual Zeolite is 3 level. Flysurfer has removed brake/z level, based on vmg pictures only left side of manual's picture exists in VMG2 but in less attachment points compared to Ozone's. Awesome.
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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:29 am

Bille wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:23 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:22 pm
...
Lastly you say 2 row kites are “hardly” done, who else has done a two row kite?
You didn't specify Kite, or PG ; so here is the Ozone Zeolite competition glider :

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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby Mane » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:10 am

i never heard about any paraglider having no breakes....so it really was never done before what FS now announces with the VMG2
What a machine!
Would love to have one even if i have no idea bout racin

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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby Bille » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:35 pm

My foot is made of Carbon and SS ; so this ain't gonna taste very good ! :lol:

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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby jakemoore » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:52 pm

Certainly they would taste better than mine.

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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby Bille » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:28 pm

@ jakemoore

Yea -- i kinda knew i'd blown it ; when you asked about that yellow line !! :duh:

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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby Bille » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:17 pm

https://flysurfer.com/de/project/vmg2/ wrote:
Rigid Airfoil
The 2-level bridle design requires a particularly rigid inner construction to support the profile perfectly despite the reduced scale. For the first time, the VMG is therefore pretensioned by integrated glass fiber rods and thus achieves highly efficient aerodynamics. The rods are protected at the ends and can be exchanged.
...
The more i read about the engineering for this kite ; the more impressed
i get !! :thumb:

Just curious though :
Why did they choose to use fiberglass ; when a hollow carbon tube, or a hybrid Carbon
Spectra , foam sandwich, that can be pre-bent, and made, to conform to ,
(Most Any airfoil Shape) , and is WAY lighter , and Stronger ?

Maybe a price/cost thing ?

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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby Matty V » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:38 pm

And legislating for human error on pack down and handling, the glass is likely more durable and tolerant of f*** ups

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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby Bille » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:00 pm

Matty V wrote:
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And legislating for human error on pack down and handling, the glass is likely more durable and tolerant of f*** ups
When you combine Carbon fibers, with Kevlar , Spectra, or Synthex fibers, and add
a binding agent like Epoxy ; it yields an end-product that is , (WAY) Stronger, than
anything that is made with equal weight of fiberglass fibers , with epoxy (.)
Don't even Begin to argue that point with Me ; your gonna loose.

The only advantage for using fiberglass ; yea -- it's cheaper .

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Re: Flysurfer is going to beat fishnets? (Release of VMG2)

Postby jakemoore » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:10 pm

Fiberglass rods commonly used in kite spars are flexible, as are common sailboat battens.


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