You are right, there are difference in "power" with different temperatures indeedalessio roma wrote:Hi guys, I have a doubt. When I read some topics I find a very different evaluation about kite range.
I know from saling studies that the "density" of the air can influence the "strongness" of the wind, so at the same wind velocity there is a different range of the same kite if you are in equator or in less hot countries (where air density is minor).
Range kite reported in official brand website ... Where is referred to?
I hate to dispel your myth easy. But the density of water changes only very marginally with temperature change. A 20 degree increase in water temp yields a .4% decrease in density. The reality is that water temp is not going to affect the power in the kite.SupaEZ wrote:Air temp is one factor... the other is water temp..it is their differential that makes it happen or not
Charts may be created with 75F air and 75F water.....and a 75kg rider
In Florida when air is warm from southerly direction over cold water 10 kn can have power of 14+kn
But a colder northerly wind direction over warmer water 10 kn will have a 7-8kn power
So put a kite up and go on the water because on land it will be different for the power in the kite
Besides temperatures i have found that the wind direction angle in relation to the coastline...
...is also a factor that affects power on the water
These are observations where i kite only and may not be the same at other latitudes
sijandy wrote:plummet wrote: I hate to dispel your myth easy. But the density of water changes only very marginally with temperature change.
Don't think he was talking about density of water, just that water temp affects wind speed.
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