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 Post subject: Strutlessssss (Strutless kite)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Strutlessssss
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:33 pm 
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looks like it will be an easy relaunch!


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 Post subject: Re: Strutlessssss
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:20 pm 
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tell us more !
self built ? whats the goal? (lightweight ?)


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 Post subject: Re: Strutlessssss
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:57 pm 
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that actually looks pretty interesting....
How does it fly??
For what reasons? Just trying out?
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 Post subject: Re: Strutlessssss
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:12 am 
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Gigi;) wrote:
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Strutlesssss!
Very good. Someone at least goes in the right direction.
Now get rid of the inflatable leading edge (bladders are nuisance), add a second skin underneath, not forgetting to bridle the whole whole thing and you'll get a proper kite!
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 Post subject: Re: Strutlessssss
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:20 am 
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Toby wrote:
looks like it will be an easy relaunch!

Interesting observation.
I'd try to find a way (extra line?) to be able to turn in around so as to be able to reverse launch. But looks indeed tricky nevertheless.
But you've probably noticed: it's not on the water ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Strutlessssss
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:14 am 
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Strutless is very interesting. I've flown my Wainman's this way and they fly fine. The kite flutters when you do turns of course but other than that, you can totally kite it. I'm assuming it was able to do this due to the low aspect ratio of the kite?

Regarding relaunch, I didn't attempt it cause I had a feeling that it wouldn't do it in the water.

GiGi: What's your experience with the relaunching on that thing?


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 Post subject: Re: Strutlessssss
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:30 am 
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if you look at the naiboo morphine,

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you can see that with a classic arc shape / c-shape, you do not seem to need struts in the middle...

gigi, now please make a really light weight tube kite ! goal: 180 g per projected squaremeter ! that would be better than most bridled kites :-)

the f-one source is around 230 g / proj. sqm - thats currently the lightest tubekite. but sadly they made it a 2liner with zero depower :angryfire:


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 Post subject: Re: Strutlessssss
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:37 am 
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does this thing fly?
it has to be bridled like hell, no?


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 Post subject: Re: Strutlessssss
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:54 am 
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Wondamic I had one of the small struts go out on my Boss one day. Like you said it flew fine but dropped the kite to a lull and could not get it to relaunch when the wind picked back up. Finishhed the day off with a swim back to shore.


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