Humans are still nature, but we are so far advanced in capability than any other biological creature. To over worship them is foolish. I'll bite my tongue off it the faster than light space squid appear soon.Horst Sergio wrote:Yes, mother nature is still far in front,
Horst Sergio wrote: Nobody would have thought in 2005 that you can increase range of a kite like the Speed 1 so much further just by making the surface even smover and understanding real profiles with balloning and tensions in the kite as today within the Sonics for example.
2005 Bow was coming, Pyscho4 Soon. Increase range was nothing to do with what you said, thought that is nice, but it's all to do with increased depower.
It is actually the opposite, real improvement comes from an incremental approach to improve through small changes. Through that better understanding and a true evolutionary result can be achieved. If it was good enough to design humans then it's good enough to design many more things. The design from the ground up new is very difficult if impossible to find any new improvement. For instance all of flysurfers now wealth of knowledge would have been acquired through much hard effort trying new and different things. Sure once you have the knowledge you can build the model and CAD out a new design with it. But CADing alone does not itself gain any new knowledge. Discussing is largely useless in this regard, the actual test is what is important. Knowledge exchange is merely an attempt to pass true experience between individuals. The problem you have is when false knowledge is passed as true.Horst Sergio wrote: Nowadays the potential to improve a kite without completely redesigning CAD are very small.
For who and what? Racing maybe, maybe not. The bar adjustable camber will have it's day in racing ,trust me. Shape change works very well for surfing. Camber change is very useful for different conditions, as well as line length changes which can change arc and drag. The adjustability of a foil can be a nightmare or a blessing.Horst Sergio wrote: It is all more about to keep the original bridle shape and fine tun
They were a gimmicky poor implementation of a well understood principle. That is reducing cordwise separation of the airflow reduces stall. Increasing AR is a more proper implementation.Horst Sergio wrote: Even the jetflaps FS used for 10 years are gone since a while as a clean shape is more effective.