So if the kite is airtight it is not waterproof you think? The air inside the kite and the kite fabric is always less dense than water so it will float even without air inside.windmlv wrote:Put the kite in the water way too far out but managed a water relaunch. Don't know what I did but it came back up.
The kite really didn't sink or take on water as fast as I thought it would.
No If kite is 1/3 full of water, there is absolutely nothing kiter can do to get it flying. For a smaller foilkite it would mean hundreds of liters of water inside, for a big kite maybe 1500-2000l.foilholio wrote:I once did it successfully with a kite that had become 1/3 full of water
" 1/3 full of water foil relaunch is the newest Foolkookio ridiculous claim "foilholio wrote:It is a common misconception spread by many and a particular PMU, that foils sink and don't relaunch.
I once did it successfully with a kite that had become 1/3 full of water, the fabric coating was old and gone and it had spent an extended time on the water
Incorrect. Only part of the kite needs be flying, enough to lift some of the water, creating pressure on the rest causing it to drain. This can be done with the kite in sideways position or trailing edge down position, eventually when one tip drains free it will transition to side ways, it can not be done LE down but that can sometimes be transitioned to a sideways position. It does take more than minimum relaunch wind to do this type of relaunch with any sort of speed, I would say 10knots minimum but it depends on the kite and where the water is, it certainly gets easier the more wind there is.PullStrings wrote:Wingtips drain holes will let water out " once the kite is totally out of the water " and flying...not before
I have done it many times with 1/10. Again it doesn't need to be flying completely just out of the water enough to be pulling on the rest in the water.PullStrings wrote:To do that you can't have more than 1/10 of the total inner volume filled with water...otherwise it would be way too heavy to even rise up and have a chance
Just because you can't do something doesn't mean it is impossible or a lost cause. I bet you can't do a double handle pass either? Lost cause? Relative to any handle pass relaunching a foil with water is easy.PullStrings wrote:i have tried several times with that much water with SP3....it is a lost cause
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