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So Wright brothers were kiting pioneers

Postby tomtom » Mon May 13, 2019 12:12 pm

Look how they test wings - and this picture is also on wiki as L/D explanation:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lift-to-drag_ratio

Its one of best explanation of L/D for kiters.

The angle of the tether reflects the dramatic improvement in the lift-to-drag ratio
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Re: So Wright brothers were kiting pioneers

Postby grigorib » Mon May 13, 2019 2:47 pm

OBX
You just cannot resist kiting there

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Re: So Wright brothers were kiting pioneers

Postby tilmann » Tue May 14, 2019 6:12 am

reminds me of me testing the flying kitewing. It just needs a height rudder and remote control:

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Re: So Wright brothers were kiting pioneers

Postby sarc » Tue May 14, 2019 11:59 am

Otto Lilienthal. Lawrence Hargrave. Know your history!!

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Re: So Wright brothers were kiting pioneers

Postby Dave_5280 » Thu May 16, 2019 4:45 am

sarc wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:59 am
Otto Lilienthal. Lawrence Hargrave. Know your history!!
Maybe not the first, but you don’t think the Wrights were kite pioneers? All their work on controllable flight, wing warping, wing flaps, using wind tunnels, determining that Otto’s numbers were wrong, and they didn’t get killed stalling out like Otto.

And since this is kite related, we can’t consider that they later built their own engines, and props that were efficient, flew the longest and highest flights back in the day.

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Re: So Wright brothers were kiting pioneers

Postby grigorib » Thu May 16, 2019 5:16 am

More importantly - in OBX


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