Sorry for a bit late response, I'm in a bit of other work,
but kudos to those who figured out that the kites with all deflated struts do actually still work good!
This thread was indeed meant as a teaser to check the people minds about strutless kites and from the responses I've got I've hit the hot spot
SO, is useful strutless ILE single skin kite possible? Can it work good? IMO YES
Sure it "should" have some issues on some fields, but generally should be cool...
Anyway, I have couple of designs that should work good. Now, I'd like to work with some cool brand, that it is not just a "copy-cat"
, on this one... So if any interest - here is my contact
. I could say that this was the intention of my post...
Video below represents the behavior of one of my designs with deflated struts and a bonus on the end...
NOTICE - Strutless kite design is just rough presentation of the actual design and all the sweet things are hidden away