Hey all! I've been dialing in my "old" (2016) race kites and found that I have to adjust outside of the zero'd mixer setting to fly well again. (The long mixer test worked great.) But then I started experimenting. What if I increased camber or adjusted the brake line? Is there a point where the kite will fall out of the sky? (Yes, there is.) Here's a consolidation of what I THINK happens. I've only been riding foil kites for a year, and am no expert by any means.
Can anyone help fill in the blanks or fix a wrong statement? Mahalo!
Here's my quiver I've been experimenting on:
9m Flysurfer Sonic 2
12m F-One Diablo V1
13m Flysurfer Sonic 2
18m F-One Diablo V2
TRIMMING FOR RIDING STYLE
Start with the speed system all on the same level and bar lines perfectly equal in length.
Adjust B half of C when trimming. (i.e. Extend C 10mm and extend B 5mm.)
When trimming C, adjust Z to match A.
EXTEND B & C (More cambre)
The kite accelerates slower?
When extended too much the leading edge collapses. (Oh the humanity!)
SHORTEN B & C (Less cambre)
Better upwind performance
Increased backstall tendancy
The kite accelerates faster?
When shortened too much ______________ (What happens?)
Once your desired performance is dialed, try trimming the Z line.
Kite accelerates quicker
When extended too much the trailing edge starts to luff and the kite won't turn.
The kite accelerates slower
When shortened too much the tips won't inflate.