nothing2seehere wrote: ↑
Wed May 03, 2017 2:30 pm
Out of interest, why is 'not flat' better for learning?
Over MANY years now we have built and test flown many wings, STRUTS, fuses, boards ect....
We proved to our selves that flat wings are simply not as stable and user friendly as curved, bent anhedral front and dihedral rear builds.
We have even used EXACTLY the same F and R wings a flat set then a curved, no question that the curved , bent were better.
NOT that flat wings will not fly well, I myself would MUCH rather use a large thick flat glass for my mold baes and not have to build in curve but I do knowing it is better.
Flat wings are maybe like "loose trucks" on a skateboard, it will turn fast but is "squirlley" whereas curved, bent will track better and feel less loose!
BUT note that after a while just like a TT with ANY fins is unridable for me now. less and stab and F wing curve, bend lends itself to a Looser faster fly!
Have a look at how Master kite AND foiler Greg uses completely flat F and R wings and does fantastic, but sure for someone to learn on his set up, possible but not easy.