Who said nobody has tried it?Fabe wrote:Why did nobody untill today try to build a kite with two smaller/thinner fronttubes (one behind the other) instead of one thick fronttube.
A round tube of a given thickness has about ten times the zero AoA drag of a 33% t/c foil of the same thickness.Peter_Frank wrote:I don't think the fronttube is a major problem, really.
To get rid of the front tube is not really a goal, unless it is WAY too thick.
They are double surface, that's the difference.
If you take a look at foils from paragliding, you'll see that the leading edge size is usually really huge.
Despite they have the possibility to construct it much thinner - they don't !
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