Re: High vs low Aspect kite understanding in terms of AirSty
Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:26 pm
foxzone wrote:I was just reading off north website dyno and vegas specs.
You would think they measure them the same way.
Just trying to educate myself.
I've got the NRG few days ago so I will try how it works for me compared to Fat Lady when I have a chance.
16m NRG has huge tube and is heavy. How is Dyno? How much does it weight? Or does it matter? We want to be powered anyway.
Well this is rether interesting point (at wich i almost readu to call to North office).
But what i can say is:
1) The links which you gave is about 2013 models. And only the DYNO 2011 is "FLAT". From that moment, on the 2012 & 2013 yer model - the "flat\AirStyle\HighAspect" DYNO turns into a shorter\wider kite.
So, at that point (for _2013_ models) i can agree that Vegas and Dyno are equal in AR.
RESUME: Right now North website have no info about the AR of 2011 DYNO.
And maybe, according to their AR measurement system it has a 10,5 Aspect Ratio
2) Another point. There is a lot (a lot?) of quite different ways to measure the AR. It really depends on what point of wingtip you use as "staring point". So, my point is - until there is no exact "definition" of 'how to measure AR" - there might be some differences in measurements.
BUT. But... the hogher AR kites is still High Aspect Ratio kites.
Black Cat is always a Black Cat
GLOBAL Resume: No mature what the manufacturer is tell you about (because very manufacturer can have their own "measurement system"), the main goal here... You need to understand the AR idea for yourself.
- Compare the DYNO 2011 and DYNO 2013 screenshots. You will notice the difference.
- Compare Slingshot Turbine 2013 (high AR) vs North Vegas 2013 (mid\low AR). You will notice the difference.