Agreed, scale the kite up, and harness the kite directly to the board with larger fins.. remove the human limitation of having to hold the kite down... Nobody is holding down the sail on the sailrocket.. there's some guy maneuvering a joystick or something. I was under the impression that this competition was with regular commonly used vehicles..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...
I'm gonna DO that !!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.
Who says you can't use a fin/foil at over 50 knots?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).
So supercavitating foils can go very fast (130mp=112knots). But I do not know how efficient they are and whether that could work.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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