Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:34 pm
I wanna argue Bille
Fibreglass has good characteristics over carbon, in terms of being able to bend and getting hammered, WITHOUT breaking
Thinking about this whenever I pack my Peak4 kites down to "nothing" in the bags, without worrying about breaking these lovely things
I have Much respect , for you and your knowledge bank Peter ; i believe
you may have missed the part, about Mixing Carbon, with Kevlar, Spectra, or Synthex fibers
when you stated your argument ?
How many fiberglass crash-cages , that you know of ; that can take
a crash of over 220-mph in an F-1 open cart racer ?
Answer : ----------------------------- NONE !!
In a much lower cost ratio , for builders of kites,like Flysurfer, or DIY's like us on
KF ; mixing Carbon with other materials i mentioned already , will
yield WAY higher strength / weight ratios, and stiffness than fiberglass fibers.
The flexibility needed for your project ; can easily be achieved
with the materials
i'm bias towards , by utilizing the correct mix, and fiber placement ratio.
As i already stated , the only advantage for using fiberglass is , Price .
Seriously guys : your going Nowhere with your bias to using fiberglass ; there
are much better materials on the market, than that out-dated stuff. YEA
they cost more , (Much more) ; but the cost could be justified, in cretin applications
like the kite were talking about here. This IS a race kite ; isn't it ?