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by stefmoris
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

First on the water session today for my prototype kite, it went very well! Super powered and gusty, no collapsing, VMG up 2 degrees better and down 4 degrees better than last generation so far. Reached 28.5 knots without pushing things too much, and still haven't done any bridle changes yet. (same f...
by stefmoris
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Thanks Tom!
by stefmoris
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Thanks Sergio! I would love to have you try my kites! If you come through Tuscany let me know :) The collapsing cells is an interesting idea. I think for the efficiencies we are running with hydrofoils the weight of the zipper will be an important consideration, but keeping the strap tension inside ...
by stefmoris
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

First flight today! I'm super happy with how it went considering nothing has been adjusted yet! I left the whole thing unedited and timecode in case anyone wants to comment. I don't know how you snowkiters do it, I was freezing my ##$@@&!~@ off!!!! -stef

by stefmoris
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Hi Downunder, I use XFLR5, Solidworks (for my 3d built and flat panel export, alignment holes, bridles ecc), and Adobe Illustrator for modifying and editing all my patterns for laser cutting and pen marking. (and all other graphics like the line plan you see in the previous pic. My process is labori...
by stefmoris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

It will be in the air soon! Kitexpert, good points as always and this time we are on the same wavelength. I tested my kites without tip bridles towards the end of last season. And I raised my vents a few centimeters as I was losing a bit of pressure when sheeting out going upwind. -stef http://www.s...
by stefmoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Thanks guys!

Today I gave birth so to speak!!

by stefmoris
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Slowly but surely.....

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by stefmoris
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Hi all, the next generation is well underway :) Same 25 cells but aspect 6 instead of 6.75, and new profile as well as a lot of subtle changes as I try to perfect my design. http://www.stefanomoris.com/forumposts/lecca-lecca/beta_1.jpg http://www.stefanomoris.com/forumposts/lecca-lecca/beta_2.jpg ht...
by stefmoris
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 188
Views: 30614

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Happy (late) New Year fellow kitemakers! Next generation in progress :) -stef


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