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Bletti
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Re: Stringy foil available here

Postby Bletti » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:52 am

Europ2 wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:55 pm
tegirinenashi wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:09 pm
If main wing were mounted below the fuse and used 2 screws only (instead of 6) that would have been some additional weight saving:-)
Like this you mean ? Yes it"s his canard attempt :)
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Where does Jim post photos like that? I'm curious how it goes!

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Re: Stringy foil available here

Postby revhed » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:55 pm

Could this be the only "commercial" KBHF with the F wing mounted on top of the fuse?
At least there are so many bolts to fasten....
It just seems so strange from a mechanical point of view to not use the surface area of the bottom of the fuse and the top of the F wing.
But Greg sure makes it fly great!
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Re: Stringy foil available here

Postby BigSky » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:59 pm

I love the stringy foil. I'm a noob but I really liked the feel of the foil compared to my LF. I had some really great runs and was foiling in super lights winds for the first time. I eventually dropped the kite and had a very long swim with a big smile on my face. Craftsmanship is great too. It may not be as slick as other larger commercial operations but that's fine. Cheers.

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Re: Stringy foil available here

Postby Europ2 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:48 am

Bletti wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:52 am
Where does Jim post photos like that? I'm curious how it goes!
I found the pict on his FB page - scrolling down as far as .... 30th March 2017 .... here
BigSky wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:59 pm
I love the stringy foil. I'm a noob but I really liked the feel of the foil compared to my LF.
I wonder what the influence of the 2 winglets on the front wing is. As no other manufacturer has done this, it would be interesting if one of the happy owners of a Jim SF foil could test with and without them and post his/her analysis here .... I believe he had to do that to control the yaw.
front wing design utilizing replaceable plastic winglets that can be easy to replace if damaged (...) the rear wing has similar winglets, but they are integrated into the wing
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Re: Stringy foil available here

Postby juandesooka » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:21 am

I believe they are for yaw control, but also to protect the the thin wing tips. I haven't tried without them but my friend has, I will ask and report back.


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