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« on: September 06, 2013, 01:29 PM »

Hi,

Picture and videos of my newest speedkite creation, the Rapier 2, wingspan 230, in short R2/230



https://vimeo.com/73574670
https://vimeo.com/73574671

As can be seen, Some speedkites can do tricks, like the deadlaunch Smiley
Actually the R2 starts best that way.

As for flight characteristics, Its reasonable fast, pulls like a mull and has a rather limited wind window. But I guess that will grow when the wind picks up.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 02:24 PM »

Love seeing pictures of speed kites.  They are a wild and rare beast here in the U.S.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 04:09 PM »

ae,

Very cool!

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 07:46 PM »

that looks like fun. gotta fly one!

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 09:06 PM »

That looks hard to fly.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 11:56 AM »

That looks hard to fly.

Hard to launch .....

   .... from my limited experience.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 12:43 PM »

Thanks guys,

Ad yes, launching a speedkite is usually the only trick they can do Smiley
Of course that depends on the model in question, but its the hardest part about them, and that can be a very hard part.

Kites like a Long Tiger 2, you generally can't get off the ground at all without knowing what to do and be able to do it right.
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 12:33 AM »

ae,
them there kites would love it down here in summer,our Northeasters start around mid morning and build stronger and stronger all afternoon!
Hot kites and footage,thanks............ Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 11:48 AM »

Back in the day there was a speed kite called the Typhoon that was made in France.
It pulled like a truck and was arguably the fastest kite in the world. It looked very similar to this one, and since I've had
the experience of flying the Typhoon I have a very good idea of how this one flies. It's a pain to launch huh?
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 12:26 PM »

Hi,

Picture and videos of my newest speedkite creation, the Rapier 2, wingspan 230, in short R2/230



https://vimeo.com/73574670
https://vimeo.com/73574671

As can be seen, Some speedkites can do tricks, like the deadlaunch Smiley
Actually the R2 starts best that way.

As for flight characteristics, Its reasonable fast, pulls like a mull and has a rather limited wind window. But I guess that will grow when the wind picks up.


Where can i get the plans?
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 12:28 PM »

Not to sound rude, but you can't.
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 01:28 PM »

understandable
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2013, 04:41 AM »

Hey Andre
After watching the videos you put up there I now have two questions......

Landing the turn things....you just drop them down the edge of the window.

Also, in a speed kite competition how does the judging work.
Wind speed changes all the time, so that would affect the 'playing field' wouldn't it?
And there are only so many models of the style of flying available.........

Hmmm.......
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2013, 12:07 PM »

Not to sound rude, but you can't.

But are there any plans in opensources avaible? and if so where?
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2013, 12:54 PM »

something like this?
http://www.drachenforum.net/forum/Projekt-3-14-Bauplan-Speed-Powerkite-t70068.html
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