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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby flyingweasel » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:25 pm

herculon wrote:by the way, the selfmade nasawing is made out of 21 gramm per sqm ripstop nylon! now that i call a lightwind maschine :-)

regarding opencell kites on water: there is a very nice video of kitelehrling surfing with his ozone yakuza in virtually no wind:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc7mQhj5-hg

and an impressive 720° circle while in zero wind while just walking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SvVc8L1_1I

this is light wind magic !


Those vids are great , that 720 is amazing
How about adding projected aspect ratio to the list?
I also don`t reckon a kg or so spread over 19 square meters makes too much difference to the kites ability to fly ie compare FS standard and delux fabric figures. of course added to one wingtip which is so easy :roll: ...

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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby herculon » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:30 pm

new kites in the list on the first page!

Peter Lynn Vapor 9.4 qm -- makes 5th place !!
and some Peter Lynn reactor II

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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby crash&burn » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:42 pm

nauseating,

What a waste of time.

do you guys ask yourself "How can we make this sport look even more gay?

Light wind kiting has been around for ever its called Sailing.

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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby voodoospirit » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:59 pm

well, could be worse, u could do some newschool tricks.
newschool has been around for ever, it s called wakeboarding.... :jump:

:D :D :lol: :D :thumb: :baby:

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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby herculon » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:05 pm

here, my personal new light wind kite - the pl twister 7.7 -- massive amounts of power even in 5 knots, but sadly also a slow truck that tends to collapse after a jump,if you don't watch it.

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+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Kite                       |   A  |  pA   | pA/A | mass | m/pA  | UR |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Peter Lynn Twister I       |  7.7 |  6.7  | 0.87 | 1.30 | 0.194 |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+


and a weight correction for the ozone zephyr from 5kg to 4.1 kg:

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+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Ozone Zephyr 2009          | 17.0 | 12.7* | 0.7  | 4.1  | 0.323 |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+


can someone please approve this?

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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:51 pm

Rev Powerblast 4-8 :D had it out in 1 knot today - only ju-uuust flying ...

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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby herculon » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:02 pm

kami, then put the powerblast on a kitchen-scale and give me the weight in gramm.
i wish i could fly a powerblast sometimes...

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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby herculon » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:11 pm

new kites! thanks to philipp!

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+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Kite                       |   A  |  pA   | pA/A | mass | m/pA  | UR |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Wingine Cooper  2009       |  4.4 |  3.7  | 0.84 | 0.887| 0.240 |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Wingine Cooper  2009       |  2.1 |  1.8  | 0.86 | 0.446| 0.248 |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Ozone Cult 2009            |  6.5 |  5.66*| 0.87*| 1.48 | 0.262 |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+

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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby herculon » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:02 pm

some new kites in the list on the first page (coopers, pkd century soulfly, nasawing 7sqm)

complete list on first page

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2360753


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+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Kite                       |   A  |  pA   | pA/A | mass | m/pA  | UR |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Nasawing NPW9b (selfmade10)|  7.0 |  5.6  | 0.8* | 0.450| 0.080 |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Nasawing NPW9b (selfmade09)|  6.0 |  4.8  | 0.8* | 0.395| 0.082 |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Ozone ULTRALITE Paragl. 09 | 23.0 | 20.16 | 0.88 | 2.85 | 0.141 |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Wingine Cooper Ultra Light | 10.2 |  8.67*| 0.85 | 1.56 | 0.18  |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+

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Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator

Postby herculon » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:09 pm

new data:

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+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+
| Peter Lynn Vapor 2009      |  6.5 |  5.64 | 0.87 | 1.148| 0.204 |    |
+----------------------------+------+-------+------+------+-------+----+


and data from PL reactor kites was corrected.


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