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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby Tone » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:30 am

wind_rider wrote:1. The foils were to have been made in China so no problem with volcanos there.
2. There were none made as of 2 weeks ago when I spoke to the owner and certainly none delivered or I think this forum would know.


I have just seen a pic of one that arrived in Japan!

Looks like foils are arriving!

Better late than never, I say.

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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby PAFF » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:47 am

Any dates for Europe?

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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby Guttorm » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:03 pm

First Carafino foil in Japan
http://twitpic.com/e59p2t/full

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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby SparD » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:42 pm

I have a question to Mr Carafino : What is the definitive configuration of the stabilizer ?
On some pictures, the winglets are pointing down and on others they are pointing up.

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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby C A R A F I N O 2014 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:56 pm

Truc wrote:carnival barker yourself.
Your way of talking to people is a shame for the kitesurfing world. I have ner read such things before.

That is because I am a working man, not a politician. I do not take much B.S. from guys hiding on a forum, what for?

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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby DrLightWind » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:02 pm

I'm curious, if the front and rear wings are removable for transportation :?:

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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby C A R A F I N O 2014 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:03 pm

SparD wrote:I have a question to Mr Carafino : What is the definitive configuration of the stabilizer ?
On some pictures, the winglets are pointing down and on others they are pointing up.


That is a great question....... winglets as you call them are known as wing tips. Wing tips reduce slippage. also known as yawing. They help you to track in a straight line. Up or down, the purpose is to track.

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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby SparD » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:07 pm

Thanks for your quick answer Mr Carafino ! So the stabilizer works fine in both configurations ? Is it the same on all of the pictures ?

Another question : Are the new wings compatible with the old Carafino MX9 t-bar ?

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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby DrLightWind » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:37 pm

Now I see it, great :thumb:

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Re: Carafino Update May 28

Postby zfennell » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:28 pm

C A R A F I N O 2014 wrote:
SparD wrote:I have a question to Mr Carafino : What is the definitive configuration of the stabilizer ?
On some pictures, the winglets are pointing down and on others they are pointing up.


That is a great question....... winglets as you call them are known as wing tips. Wing tips reduce slippage. also known as yawing. They help you to track in a straight line. Up or down, the purpose is to track.



does that imply that the foil sections are symmetric?
...and that the interface with the fuselage is a good fit in both directions?

or just you way of providing additional trim adjustments?

-bill

oops.
so much for Toby's new posting protocol...sorry


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