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Postby Guest » Sun Dec 15, 2002 5:35 pm

The trend for 2003: ears are swept back and the tube becomes very thin.
I have my doubts about the aerodynamics of the swept back ears.
The problem with all wings is the turbulence at the tips.
The best way to get rid of the turbulence (beside wingtips) is cut-off wings like e had on 2002 models.
These swept back ears might just induct more turbulence at the tips: far more surface with turbulence.
Ofcourse the thin tube will be better than last years' thick tubes, but the cut off ears might just be a better solution.

Any aerodynimicists-physisists-wing specialists around to comment on this ?

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Postby chicagokitesurfer » Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:04 pm


Peter Lynn shaved a portion of the front LE at the tip to create less turbulence off the tip.


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Postby shunter » Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:14 pm

i have just shaved my head and my ears stick out creating turbulance. Should i cut trim them (choper reid style) to speed up my rotations?

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Postby sq225917 » Tue Dec 17, 2002 12:09 pm

"mate, look what you've done to the chop."

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