BWD wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:58 pm
A strut is a smaller part of a functional structure made of parts.
Again, remove the strut from something (car suspension, airplane, table, etc.) and you still have the original functional object, though it may not work as well.
Yes indeed the STRUT of our KBHFs is part of the T bar including the fuse, wings and board!
One more time.....being the 3rd in this thread alone....
"sometimes even to form, the main functional airframe."
"Struts have also been widely used for purely structural reasons to attach engines, landing gear"
Clearly saying that a STRUT can be a sole element and thinking along those lines do not many masts have guy wires helping them to support something, ever seen a KBHF STRUT with such?
Although every sail board I have seen and many sail boats do employ only one mast fitting the definition perfectly.
Go ahead and remove the STRUT,s from your air planes wings, landing gear and engines and please tell us how it works!
And just for fun, inverse argument, where are the "mat, masts on your airplane?
And again due to incorrect definitions and word choice you post,
"remove the mast from a kitefoil"
Did not know a "foilkite" had a mast"? A ram air certainly does not!
Maybe you intended Kite Board Foil as there are now more and more "board foils" as in SUP, surf, body, electric....