Mike B wrote: You should design a new airfoil for the government that has a big fat round leading edge, smooth top surface and broken airflow under the bottom. You dumb ass, you don't listen to anybody.
The G-Arc profile has a suqare trailing edge. Peter Lynn obviously designed it to be a non optimal shape so it causes drag.
LEI's have drag designed in them, double skinned LEI's were one of the first things Don M. and the Leg. bro's tried to increase their perfmance. But they gave up on it, the smooth profile didn't act how they wanted it to.
So it's reasonable to say that these people are happy to have this drag, infact, they design it in from the start. Why? Well thats another question, but needless to say it must be benificial. If it wasn't we'd see Arc shaped kites with better profiles.
Pump Me Up, lend me one of your FS Titans, man I need that money, I'll go out in crazy winds and just go for it.