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by kitexpert
Wed May 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The Monjet Ninox
Replies: 59
Views: 13627

Re: The Monjet Ninox

Kite above is lighter than a similar sized Peak and it has also less bridle line and it has simpler structure. Making holes in ribs would save some weight, but because it is a proto it is not necessary. Weight saving would be small, perhaps 5% at most. Using lighter weight fabric is trivial. Foilhol...
by kitexpert
Tue May 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The Monjet Ninox
Replies: 59
Views: 13627

Re: The Monjet Ninox

:) But reasons for "hiding" are a bit different... Seriously, these single skin kites will make certain segment of foil kites obsolete, and development of these is continuing. Like I wrote there is couple of inventions in this kite which solve some single skin problems, for instance bridle is quite ...
by kitexpert
Tue May 08, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The Monjet Ninox
Replies: 59
Views: 13627

Re: The Monjet Ninox

Perhaps slightly OT but I post a picture of my mid AR depowerable single skin kite here. It is quite smooth wing and it has some details AFAIK not presented in other kites so picture is not hq and it is cropped heavily. Compared to regular foil kites it has much lighter feel but at the same time it ...
by kitexpert
Mon May 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The Monjet Ninox
Replies: 59
Views: 13627

Re: The Monjet Ninox

4 to 6 knots is already well done. BS. 4 knots is only possible on ice or on very hard icy snow. Then kiting is slow struggle and kiter usually drags downwind or perhaps just keeps his ground. Looping kite always pulls downwind. No kite pulls hydrofoiler on a wing in 4 knots. 6-8 knots is possible,...
by kitexpert
Sun May 06, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 105
Views: 23536

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

LOL still can't understand triple depower can you :-) :D Funny because I explained it to you earlier. Wasn't it one third of it was a bit difficult to you? I would say some advantages of 16 cell count kite can be seen and you wouldn't know how or why such a design is made. Similar to your other cri...
by kitexpert
Fri May 04, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 105
Views: 23536

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

I don't know how Smart is designed and why wingtips should be unstable. They seem like they are at very low AoA. http://i67.tinypic.com/2julxy.png That one I know is extremely stable. Stability is mostly due to airfoil and some other things. Also some difficulties of cell count 16 can be seen, I'd n...
by kitexpert
Fri May 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 198
Views: 35607

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Kitexpert, yes mini ribs for large cell widths are not trivial and all aspects of these low cell counts are challenging due to predicting profile distortion. You have an interesting proposal with D ribs along the topskin at half cell, but I don't see how it saves on complexity/cost or weight. Furth...
by kitexpert
Fri May 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 105
Views: 23536

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

More than debating I'm just trying to correct or hint there is something weird in explanations like "hot air balloon effect", "high inertia", or "most rigid" (?) for making biggest foil kites drift best, according to foilholio .. Or is he just trolling me? If so he has had some success I must admit ...
by kitexpert
Fri May 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 105
Views: 23536

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

Usually big foil kites are used in light winds :) Main reason for that is perhaps something else than claimed ability to drift best...

I must say foilholios opinions on physics of kite in flight are interesting :D
by kitexpert
Wed May 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 198
Views: 35607

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Foilholio, please stop now your pathetic arguing for nothing and that constant presentation of your misunderstandings. Of course you don't know leading kite design program shows arched D-ribs like that if it is viewed in wire frame mode. Don't worry patterns of them are just fine :lol: And good luck...

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