thanks for the data, i will update the list tomorrow. regarding projected area, i know that the factor 0.8 is a bit too optimistic for SLE tubes. but because proj. area data is seldom available, did choose 0.8 as a first guess ...
any corrections are strongly welcome ! thanks alot for all the data collected so far.
Herculon i really like your attitude about all this
If there is one thing i have learned is that North and Flysurfer are both technical and precise with data
When it comes to "tube kites" you can pretty much base everything from the 2011 18 Dyno...
...it you want to talk about "projected area"...it has the most...and beats them all...
...and we know for a fact it is a 18m2 and not a mystery sized kite
It has a long stiff large leading edge supported by 7 struts that results in projecting the largest area
Surely not the lightest weight for a kite....but a sure thing for LW parked power...with 11.9m2 proj.
Dyno 18m2 has factor ...........18 X 0.6615 = 11.9m2
That is why the newest Dyno17m2..........17 x 0.6590 = 11.2m2
I doubt any other tube kite out there has an higher ratio than those two North kites
It could be the same at best
...but a ratio of 0.80 is just too high for tube projected estimates