Bushflyr wrote: ↑
Sun May 06, 2018 9:40 pm
^Dude. You obviously just want to argue.
That's not how kites work. Go tie your kite to a solid object, fully power it up near the ground, go ping the lines. You'll see that they're pretty equally tensioned. Then come back and whine about how the experiment is invalid.
Well, I just want to learn and I do so by challenging the things that don't seem logical to me and get convinced from those that give me a better understanding
It seems that you are not a good sparing partner here (contrary to everybody else in this thread !
first you axiomatically say just no - no explanation whatsover
then you say "go do the vector analysis" , like there was a fully defined system and the only thing remaining was to solve it. Anyway, I explained you why this is wrong by focusing on a part that proves your idea wrong (Reo drawing).
and now you propose an experiment that's simply not practical to do... What about the back lines? Pinging the lines will measure the forces or that there is "some" tension?
Anyway, in this thread, you are the only one who believes that the lines in a fixed bridle are "pretty equally tensioned"
In a very specific angle of attack maybe, overall definitely not.
Here is the designer of a legendary kite, after many years of experience showing how the line of the tip gets loose when sheeting in...