I may come back to this but it's not a promising start, to claim kites store energy as you are claiming. They can take advantage of aparent wind irrespective of the rider's speed. Good luck on the flaps though.lightandfrost wrote: ↑Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:24 amHand Held Surf Wings lack the ability to store energy like Kites as they cannot be flown up overhead and then dived in a long arc converting this stored energy into temporary lift on the kite wing and resulting force on the board and rider.
***Light and Frost(L&F) turned their attention*** into trying to provide more lift to these hand held wing surfaces. One aerodynamic method is to add flaps to the wing.
yes the OP had some interesting ideas about why hydrofoils foils are bad and how he/they had been able to 'fix' them, ideas that nave never been adopted.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:11 pm
Correct, kites don't have stored energi.
It is the sweep, like when a wind power station sweeps when turning, to extract energy.
So absolutely no resemblance to the use of flaps.
As the latter increase the max lift a lot, on cost of loads of drag.
But it might work in order to get one size to have a better upper end.
Sorry, I don't get the "reinvention" you wrote, what did you mean?
Kitefoil and wingfoil has and is some of the best things that has ever happened in wind sports, a game changer indeed.
The hydrofoil concept was invented more than 100 years ago though, if that was your point
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