I know that one at least. In an arc the center of gravity is further back, it's behind the center of lift this means that the natural tendency of the kite is to pull the opposite the way that the kite is turning, so it autozeniths. On an inflatable kite or most foils the center of gravity (because of the heavy tube) is much more forward so when you turn the kite turns more, this makes the kite unstable, and it doesn't like to stay at zenith. Which is actually good it helps the performance because it makes the kite react more when you give it an imput. I guess you could stick a heavy weight on the trailing edge of a kite and it would start to autozenith I should try that on a light wind day, tie a sandbag to the trailing edge of my Envy and see if it starts to autozenith. The rest of that stuff tho I am still trying to figure out exactly how the bridle works on a foil. I get it pretty much figured out on a regular inflatable tube kite I understand how lengthening and shortening the various parts change how the kite flies but on a foil, not so much. Lot more complicated.kitexpert wrote: Yes they do. Would you like to explain why, in your own words?
Partially incorrect. Lack of riding experience.kitexpert wrote: less tangling
Incorrect. lack of basic engineering understanding and some aerodynamics.kitexpert wrote: Relatively more stress comes to Z
Partially incorrect. Again engineering.kitexpert wrote:Bar pressure must be very light because bar movement has less effect than normally.
Partially incorrect. Lack of Aerodynamics understanding.kitexpert wrote: Then some thin LE low drag advantage is lost
Subjective BS and Incorrect. lack of experience.kitexpert wrote: However smaller or sharper LE behaves more aggressively in different AoA's, thicker and rounder LE is smoother.
Fine. You may see there is a lot I disagree with, but that doesn't mean the rest is wrong. You make a lot of incorrect assumptions about me, which are just logical fallacies anyway. I have made a post a while ago about autozenith. You are welcome to disagree with it or offer your own explanation. I dare say that is where EDT got his explanation. I got the knowledge from Peter Lynn. Who when it comes to kites and perhaps a few other things, I hold with the upmost esteem along with some of his friends. And lastly no I am not going to offer you more explanation why you are wrong on certain things. If you care about yourself you will find that out for yourself.kitexpert wrote: Ok, foilholio. Why don't we continue more civilized and polite manner from now on? I apologize some of my words, I really don't write in my own language and I may have a bit provocative style sometimes.
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