Huib wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:35 pm
@Peter. Is it not how smaller the stab or the fuselage is, the faster the turn? I can turn so fast with my 1200cm2 wing and XS stab. Much faster and shorter then my friend on a Onda, who is much better foiler then I am.
Agree, it makes a huge difference, using smaller stabs (or fuselage), so you can get big low AR wings to turn faster.
But in my experience, if really big and higher span, you will still be limited in how "lively" it feels, because of sheer size and span.
It feels like it turns narrow yes, as it goes slower, so the radius can be small indeed, but it is still not as lively IMO.
I love my Kool1200 with an XS stab too, amazing fun and lively indeed
But using the WaveXL (790 cm2) it is way more lively, and in a different way because it can also go faster and more fluid.
Difficult to explain...
So I prefer the smaller wing when it is almost flat or useless windchop, and if even small waves, the big wing.
And only when marginal wind, the higher span wing for earlier takeoff.
Might just be me