spritrig wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Ah yes. There are single line kites like that! Focus on kiteboarding has gotten me out of flying single line kites which have a lot more diversity of designs. I forgot from my single line days. https://prismkites.com/product/eo-atom/
Kitexpert, how stiff are foil kites? Do they fold at the edge of the wind window? The pressure in foil kites are really low and the shape is formed by tension on the lines. Tires are well developed. I am sure that high pressure kites can be reliable and safe like tires. My concern is that Bruno has no injuries. So he can develop without delay. So we can enjoy his this next contribution to the sport!
(The hand surgeon that stitched my hand back together told me, with a wry smile, "you know nothing about refrigeration". Actually I did, but I did something very stupid. So I have professionals work on my AC then on.)
Sadly have to say that I too have been by consumed by kiteboarding and almost forgotten single line kites, and I designed the EO kite.
I think using pressure to combat the differences in the pressure the wing is experiencing means that you shouldn't need super high pressures, but it does effect more of the wing, Foils respond with wing tip luff but the rest of the wing is stable, an LEI will progressively luff, each you can catch and recover when piloting well. foils have a softer feeling reaction, LEI harder, a C-Quad had more power and control than either, until it didn't but was safer than the Nexus.
I look forward to the evolving of the wings we use, as I have been a crash test dummy for many experiments that didn't work then, but with current technology would've been a success. I still like foils for the snow and sand more than LEI, LEI on the water, will be interesting to see how this HP kite fits in.