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atomic-chomik
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Rear Stabilizer Wing

Postby atomic-chomik » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:31 am

Ive been playing around with making mu own foil wings and have had good results for the most part. Now i am onto a SUP/Surf/KiteSURF style foil, similar to a Takuma. Question i have is whether the rear stabilizer needs to actually offer any lift(reversed on back i know), or wether just a symmetrical foil will work.

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Re: Rear Stabilizer Wing

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:15 pm

A symmetrical rear wing profile will work just dandy :thumb:

Especially when a bit experienced, as then you dont want it to pull down much anymore, as this will give the kanguroo effect instead of a balanced foil that dont go up nor down at changing speed.

I have got several symmetrical rear wings over the years, works just fine :D

One could say, that in theory if you always have a little bit of downward lift, a slightly negative camber profile would be lower drag and max adjustment window (meaning you can push forward or rearwards without stalling the wing), but I honestly think the difference is not really noticeable :roll:

Especially because, in tight carves the rear wing will actually lift up and not down as you stomp harder down with your rear foot in tight carves - so here you dont need or want a negative camber.

Might be wrong - just my view and somewhat experiences.

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OR Prodigy 12m
2014 Rebel 5m and 8m
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OR Duke
Cabrinha Phenom 5'8
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Re: Rear Stabilizer Wing

Postby atomic-chomik » Sun May 06, 2018 11:53 pm

Thanks Peter!


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