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Monsoonz - Ultra Flat Light Wind Website

Postby chumbawamba » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:33 pm

http://www.wind-x.com/welcome/uflwk/index.htm

Click on the advertisements here on kiteforum for ultra flat light wind bow....

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Postby Anabatic_co_nz » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:38 pm

Image

Hey nice clean looking design.
Looks sweet.

From a design point you say this design structure will open up the wind range and be a benchmark...
Having straight struts and a panel cut to the top surface is a bit like a foil kite but without the internal pressure to hold the shape.
So what happens as the kite approaches zero AoA? or negative?
The top surface will radically deform or flap?

In 30 knots on a 10m walking up the beach bar out is it rigid or flapping.
Or do you have lots of top surface batons?

It's an interesting idea but I can't see the benefits from the web site info.
maybe a gap you could fill on your site
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Postby SeaHyde » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:40 am

Anabatic_co_nz wrote:Image

Hey nice clean looking design.
Looks sweet.

From a design point you say this design structure will open up the wind range and be a benchmark...
Having straight struts and a panel cut to the top surface is a bit like a foil kite but without the internal pressure to hold the shape.
So what happens as the kite approaches zero AoA? or negative?
The top surface will radically deform or flap?

In 30 knots on a 10m walking up the beach bar out is it rigid or flapping.
Or do you have lots of top surface batons?

It's an interesting idea but I can't see the benefits from the web site info.
maybe a gap you could fill on your site
:thumb:
There using a straight,floating strut system that J&N has been using for like 3 years. Im not into da flat kite thing nor am I knocking it just stating a noticeable fact. J&N tear apart very easy cause of this. It makes a very weak point in da canapy.

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Postby Bozo » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:40 am

I "THINK" (and I am no expert) that yes, at negative AOA the canopy will deform and flap.

This is intended, and has the effect of eliminating the chance of inversion which has traditionally been a problem with high AR flat kites.

This flapping will create more drag, however if you are sheeting the kite out (de-powering) then additional drag isn't really an issue.

Again no expert.

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Postby ascendkiteboarding » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:27 am

thats nice but the Eclipse kites have it beat on wind range and low end.

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Postby rokap3 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:55 am

Some more pics of the Monsoonz for your pleasure. Have not had the chance to fly it yet...
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Monsoonz Bag.JPG
The Bag with kite, bar and pump inside...basic but good!
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Monsoonz Bar.jpg
The bar....ronstan pullies...all good except for the stopper ball.
Monsoonz Bar.jpg (68.21 KiB) Viewed 1163 times
Monsoonz Briddle.jpg
Amazingly short bridle for such a flat kite.
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Postby rokap3 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:08 pm

Some more pics......
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Monsoonz Kite.jpg
Construction seems good on first inspection.
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Monsoonz Strut.jpg
You have all seen the strut....
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Postby Neill » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:49 am

Were those shots taken on bribie island, queensland by any chance? coastline looks remarkably familiar!

p.s. nice kite.

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Postby rokap3 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:07 am

You know your beaches Neill :thumb: .....where abouts do you live Neill?

I can't wait to fly the kite...just need some wind and time.....

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Postby Neill » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:19 am

fark, what a guess! i'm from north brisbane, i head up there to buckley's waterhole or red beach to do some kiting in westerleys.

is there a distributor up there, or what? are those prototypes? i'd love to have a fly of one and compare it to my Sonic!


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