I don't believe all kite designers are stupid, just most. I am talking more historically though, they have been stupid. It is likely the most stupid ones are now unemployed etc.
This is incredibly stupid and the fact that someone would right a paper on it is even more stupid.Kiterpep wrote: The leading edge of a tube kite creates a wake flow that basically acts like a virtual airfoil.
Would you care to explain how an airfoil produces lift, it should prove most entertaining.
And it is wrong, it even states what it is missing. If you wanted to reduce the stall speed of a kite I suggest you reduce the weight.Kiterpep wrote: This is quite a good explanation about the wing thickness effect on lift and stall: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/ques ... namic-lift
Well at least I got it right on the spread of guesses. So we do have you to blame, partly of course. The principles of flight are easy you don't need a degree to understand them. In fact you don't need a degree to understand anything. I will concede there is more to many things but kites designers often blatantly ignore principles or display a misunderstanding of them. Like you are right now.Kiterpep wrote: Finally, I am not a kite designer, but I do have a degree in flight performance and now am working with kite designers on a daily basis.
purdyd wrote: But I tell you one thing that has changed, we seldom get designers or industry representatives posting on this forum.
And who can blame them?
We don't see them because they get called on their BS and go down in a flaming pile. Like duotone with their "tooth brush" tech lines. But even that's not true as we don't see the crap ones, which is most. Armin is here all the time.
You like arguments from Authority? poor childDaversj wrote: ..........But Foilhulio did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
I would try to reconstruct my lovely skillful post about galileo, flat earthers, religion , the suppression of information and chicken loops up orifices, but it appears I have become a victim to those amongst us that still despise the speech of others. Thanks toby, not. The CCP is jealous. A little chance would be nice, I was sure I made a draft and that's gone too.