Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Hansen DS Dual Strut

forum for kitesurfers


User avatar
John B
Medium Poster
Posts: 171
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Pacific Northwest

Hansen DS Dual Strut

Postby John B » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:28 am

Hansen DS Dual Strut Hybrid

Our latest effort –
I had a chance to put our new 12m Dual Strut up in the air today in marginal winds. (mainly to tweak on the bridles and dial it in before riding with it).

I am very happy to report this could very likely be the kite that will meet our expectations.
Now we can put a few other trick items on it to further enhance it.

We’ll post an update as soon as we get it on the water.

Regards,
Hansen Sails R&D
John Bellacera
Attachments
07-Hansen-DS-2c-Waterkite.jpg
07-Hansen-DS-2c-Waterkite.jpg (94.85 KiB) Viewed 2674 times
DS-1.jpg
DS-1.jpg (60.32 KiB) Viewed 2673 times
DS-3.jpg
DS-3.jpg (60.67 KiB) Viewed 2674 times

User avatar
John B
Medium Poster
Posts: 171
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Pacific Northwest

Postby John B » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:31 am

More Pic's.....
Attachments
DS-6.jpg
DS-6.jpg (73.25 KiB) Viewed 2656 times
DS-8.jpg
DS-8.jpg (23.94 KiB) Viewed 2661 times
DS-4.jpg
DS-4.jpg (26.8 KiB) Viewed 2666 times

Europ2
Frequent Poster
Posts: 345
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:51 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None

Superb !

Postby Europ2 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:56 am

Superb piece of work ! Looking forward to your riding tests :thumb:
John, the previous post was the Monostrut One. This new one, the Dualstrut (DS).
Does it mean that you will now focus only on the DS development and that the MS development, being a transition, has been brought to where it could possibly go ?

User avatar
John B
Medium Poster
Posts: 171
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Pacific Northwest

Postby John B » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:38 am

Europ2 –
We have learned a great deal by developing the Mono Strut; which led us to developing the Dual Strut in regards of a production kite. The Mono Strut has much merit, however it will be put on the “back burnerâ€Â

User avatar
ScottM
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2387
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:56 pm

Postby ScottM » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:51 pm

Looks nice, kinda manta ray like!! :D

User avatar
ozonelevel
Frequent Poster
Posts: 354
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:49 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Jupiter
Gear: Whatever works
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: South Florida

Postby ozonelevel » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:01 pm

That seems more like it. Have you tried attaching the front lines to the strut/leading edge connection point and eliminating the bridle?

Auggie
Medium Poster
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:59 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: CT

Postby Auggie » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:26 pm

ScottM wrote:Looks nice, kinda manta ray like!! :D


Agree, looks more realistic. How's the bar pressure? Any videos?

BWD
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2763
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:37 am

Postby BWD » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:58 pm

That looks nice and smooth!
SLE is good, but could it fly on a simpler bandit-like bridle?
That would be really something.

Hansen Design
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 589
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: USA
Contact:

Postby Hansen Design » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:05 am

BWD wrote:That looks nice and smooth!
SLE is good, but could it fly on a simpler bandit-like bridle?
That would be really something.
Being a test kite, I installed a plurality of anchor points which allows for a wide variety of bridle configurations. The bridle shown is undoubtedly overkill but the goal was to first get it flying to check spanwise AOA and other 3D shaping parameters as derived from the prior protos. We expect the final bridle to be simple and direct without pulleys.

User avatar
funalex
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 503
Joined: Fri Mar 08, 2002 1:00 am

Postby funalex » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:14 pm

this dual strut is more interesting... probably too flat for what I think...but it's a good way to avoid fluttering, increasing tip's AoA....

when for a test on water ? ;)


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 21 guests