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Arc anti invert / power mod

Postby andy666 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:46 pm

I have a couple of f-arc that I'm playing with and I've been thinking about arc kites a bit lately. One mod I would like to try is an anti invert / bow tie mods. But before I go to the trouble of fitting it up, I'm wondering if anyone has any feel back or suggestions based on the diagram alone.

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it shouldn't effect flagging out to safety and is easy swapped between kites.

also wondering if it could be used to reduce the projected area, by pulling in the wing tips? Therefore giving a wider wind range.

thoughts?

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Re: Arc anti invert / power mod

Postby jakemoore » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:18 pm

Someone on Arcusers posted this span line mod long ago. I think in part to keep wingtips from flaring out when sheeted in? It's been so long ago I can't quite remember.

Are you having bowtie problems on launch? Preinflate!

Wingtips clapping in the air? I think that's a top skin tuck.

The FArc opens up as it gets moving. Would the span line limit the magic?

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Re: Arc anti invert / power mod

Postby Starsky » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:32 am

Wow, like more than 10 years ago.

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Re: Arc anti invert / power mod

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:47 am

Been done, actually works to some extent atmthe loss of gust handling tho.

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Re: Arc anti invert / power mod

Postby andy666 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:58 am

Cheers for the replies. The f-arcs launch ok and the 16m is a beast. It was more a curiousity then a requirement. Although being able to pull the wing tips in and give a wider wind range would be nice.

Hardwater kiter, I have seen some of your videos with the f-arcs and they look great.
This was my effort in the buggy earlier this year. Stacked 1200 and 1600

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Re: Arc anti invert / power mod

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:21 pm

Holy heck! F-Arc stack!!! Nice work. Amazing kites. I still have a couple 12 and one 16m. In arc terms the are the best light wind kites out there but boy, you gotta have your act together to fly them well. I never flew a kite that went upwind as well as those do until the Chrono came out. Only took 12 years for others to catch up I guess. ;-)

Winds must have been light the day you were stacking these things. Good work man.


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