Those designs are really nice !
The thing is, the visual perception of those design made on an unfolded sail change a lot when the sail is folded in the flying configuration, I think "stapp59" was taking that into account in his Ying-Yang design, I don't remember how.
Using a CAD software like Rhino would allow to have a better idea of what it looks like in the sky.
First ...thanks for the compliment on the designs.
I considered the fact that the visual perspective might not match my 2D rendering once the kite is finished. Since I don't own any CAD software ...and not sure I'd know how to use it even if I did
....I had no other choice than to approach the project in a trial & error method of design.
Bearing that in mind, I tried to draw the panel start & end points to minimize any distortion, realizing that I might have to go back to the drawing board after completion of the first kite! The center upside down 'V' shouldn't distort all that much since it goes from the nose to the inside standoff connector, though it might look a little narrower. That should be easier to 'fix' if I want to opposed to the right side up 'V' which might have angled upper points.
One advantage I have over Steve's Ying-Yang kite is that my design isn't a known commodity and thus doesn't have to conform to any set standards! The other thought I had was even if the finished kite looks a little different than what I intended, it may still look decent ...just different. Most likely, I'll need to go back to the drawing board anyway whether I like the way it looks or not ...since if it doesn't fly up to my expectations, I'll be adding this 'panel layout' to the original Organic sail pattern!