BWD wrote:The kiter himself is the greatest limit at this point!
The human body turned sideways is not as aerodynamic as a fuselage.
The control system requires dealing with heeling forces etc. using the body to control board and kite.
The lines are more of a problem the faster you go, and so on...
Once they get to v3 sailrocket, they may see 80+ knots.
It's very hard to get there!
But kiters can go faster than the current 55.65kts, and will...
How to improve design for this?
Everybody has ideas...
plummet wrote:First up get a dude legless dude and create some foils for his legs so they create aparent wind and go super fast.... sorta like the cheeta legs of kite surfing.
ChristoffM wrote:Sail rocket just proved that a fin could work up to 65 knots (whereas most literature shows that above 50 knots a water foil efficiency becomes useless).
This design is still currently the world’s fastest hydrofoil having exceeded 130 MPH in 1976. His developmental progress has been published in industry journals and periodicals worldwide and Ken is considered the world’s foremost authority on supercavitating hydrofoil design.
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