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by Hansen Design
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 51
Views: 2725

Re: DIY onestrut kite

Hello Kitexpert: I think I'm going to make LE seams like Switch does it, then angles between segments are perhaps easier to manage by first taping and then sewing. All Switch kites (to date by my designs) have constant curve leading edge tubes. If you are using segmented construction, which is typic...
by Hansen Design
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 51
Views: 2725

Re: DIY onestrut kite

Hello Bwd: My investigations show a number of performance variations. Turning speed/response and overhead stability/drift in particular. There are also a number of possibilities including short struts, non-profiled luffable struts, profiled struts, floating struts free of the canopy, partial canopy ...
by Hansen Design
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 51
Views: 2725

Re: DIY onestrut kite

Understand the bladder(s) are a significant portion of the weight at about 115gm/sqm. Around 500gm on a 9sqm monostrut kite not including valves.
by Hansen Design
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 51
Views: 2725

Re: DIY onestrut kite

Hello Kitexpert:
Looks cool!
I'm currently testing these for hydrofoil use. Both have either straight (luffable) or profiled user remove-able center struts and short fixed no pulley bridles. True 9sqm weight is 2Kg without strut, 2.5kg with.
Cheers!
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by Hansen Design
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Low AR foil kite
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: Low AR foil kite

Hello Stef: AFAIK, Switch has no plans to add ram-foils to the product mix other than the Trainer foils already offered.

Hello Kitexpert: No kite is perfect in every way so there is always room for further development.

Cheers!
by Hansen Design
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Low AR foil kite
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: Low AR foil kite

Cheers!
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by Hansen Design
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High tech super foil
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: High tech super foil

Looks like a decent job of building this:
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by Hansen Design
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aerodynamically better leading edge
Replies: 54
Views: 4154

Re: Aerodynamically better leading edge

From 2007 Hansen MS Monostrut Hybrid thread...
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by Hansen Design
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Batman LEI
Replies: 13
Views: 1865

Re: Batman LEI

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