Hi Regis,Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:02 am...As you can see there is only A, C and Z so my speed system has only one pulley. But actually A is divided in two rows , which are therefore fixed, like my ex peak v1 had to maintain the LE stable, and I think it is a good thing to prevent fronstalls when sheet-out.
I will try to modify as minimum as possible. Indeed the briddle design is coherent and optimized by Ozone in straight line (Z high) and i do not want to touch it. Only find the best way to launch the kite and make it turn without redoing too much briddles. Probably by just removing the central Z , and also set my mixer so that i obtain the original AoA of the XXLite when bar is fully sheet out, trim unpulled. And i suspect the "stabilo line" on the tips to be in detriment of turn if not slack, so I will look carrefully at this.
I posted two videos that seem to be still available ; this is the last one for reminder ;
Yes I agree ; in this sizes weight is a key, as it is only for wind less than 6 knots ; above, standard light kite will do the job better ; using a very large hydrofoil helps to waterstart then limit the apparent wind IMO;
This ride was too short to see if the tip folding was a good or bad thing ; It seems that both configuration worked, but you are true, its flapping certainly limited apparent wind; what is sure is that this flapping during by walk-out from shore rearward was a good thing it stabilitzed the paraglider a lot ;PugetSoundKiter wrote: ↑Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:48 amI have kited a 17m Speed1 like the one Armin used to paraglide (see below). That kite is heavy and when it does fly, once I started moving the apparent wind overpowered me. The paraglider would be worse and have an even narrower if any usable range. Seems like your version had lots of power and with the wing distortion and flapping tip drag you kept it under control.
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