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Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:24 am
by Horst Sergio
Hi Frank,

still interested to hear about the 5 m² and as long as it is not ready also about the highend of the 7 m².

@early bird2
as writen here, driftlaunch depends on many things
viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2392752&p=983779#p983779

One is the ability of the kite to release water via drainage. The problem of the Chrono V1 and V2 was the same that, the drainage was constructed just much to small in respect to kite size. I don't know how it is constructed for the Hyperlink, heard that it could be a bit better, maybe somebody can make a similar photo?
DSC_0594-drainage-FS-Sonic2-6m_vs_Ozone-ChronoV1-15m.JPG
Flysurfer shows that it is no problem to construct a high performance kite with a huge drainage:
Even the tiny 6 m² Sonic² has a 4 cm drainage on the last cell. The Chrono V1 and V2 has just around 1 cm for the 15 m² sizes as the last Z-Points are set to close to trailing edge.
But it is possible to improve the water release ability of the ozones easily by at least around factor 3 which is still way behind FS but at least much better than original and will make the difference when drift launching, which I tried in both versions, with and without mod:
DSC_0593-cutting-Ozone-drainage.JPG
There are three things to do (for Chrono V1 and V2 and maybe Hyperlink):
1. Cut away the short canopy tube which prevents the velcro to close after opening (you may keep a little flap but not important and no big difference, as I did)
2. Use a lighter to melt away the last 1-2 cm of the velcro
3. Use a hole puncher or/and nail scissor to make 2-3 extra holes above the Z-connection point into the cell:
Be carefully not to cut the outer canopy and sewings but take care to not just cut the cell but also the folded part of the cell behind the cell sewing.


Happy drift launching :D

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:24 am
by early bird2
Horst , I am not certain I do understand very well , do you mean to make holes in between the two last cells above the lowest bridle point ?
I want to modified my Ozone V2 9 meters , the drainage in between cells is very small that's right, about 1.5 cm . The hyperlink is 3 cm instead of 1.5 for the V2 .

I prefilled much more the hyperlink today in light wind and it did drift launch very well , Thanks a lot . I am very impressed by your drift launching in deep water . :thumb: :thumb:

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:42 am
by Frank Rosin
I am impressed how well and stable the 12m Hyperlink does fly in very low winds.
This video only partly shows this of course.
https://youtu.be/06k78RbmIU0

I also tested the 12m hydrofoil racing yesterday with solid results while most other riders have been on bigger high performance kites.
I am not saying that it is a race kite of course, but it ain't as weak in this department as one might expect.

Cheers Frank
www.famousfrank.com

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:04 pm
by early bird2
Anybody tried it in the winter mode with the fifth line ?

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:58 pm
by Frank Rosin
early bird2 wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Anybody tried it in the winter mode with the fifth line ?
Not yet, but ordered the upgrade kits for the 9 and 12 to check it out.
Will have it in a few days.

Cheers,
Frank
www.famousfrank.com

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:03 pm
by early bird2
Good , thanks .

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:24 pm
by Kykeon
Could somebody post the width ( chord length) or the deflated wingspan (tip to tip) of the 12 or 9 model?
I'm just curious to compare Aspect Ratios with other kites.

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:37 pm
by borist
the ability of the kite to release water via drainage
Hyperlink has pretty generous drainage ports in the tips. It drains well.

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:19 pm
by early bird2
Yes you are right HP drains well , V2 is less than half of it .

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:54 pm
by gbrungra
I don't have any foilKites but the hyperlink is quite tempting.

Has anyone modified one by removing the "hybrid" tube zippers? Even lighter weight for marginal winds?