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Author Topic: what degrees ofthe window are the area?  (Read 426 times)
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« on: May 27, 2014, 10:30 PM »

fitrst of all i find it amazing hi find i it how kites willl only fly in the window window ans stalll when the kite gets to the edge of the window.
so how many degreees would it be that the kite flyies in the window section ?
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 11:18 PM »

360 degrees if you run fast enough.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 12:00 AM »

If you had an orange and cut it into quarters, laying a slice on a plate with a flat side down. If you now look on that slice at what used to be the center of the orange imagining yourself as the kite flyer standing at that center, this is the shape of the wind window.

A sport kite will follow the shape of the peel off that orange with you at the center point. The overall size of that slice in the air is determined by the length of your lines.


Edit: here's a graphic.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 04:33 AM »

Varies with the wind speed.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 04:40 AM »

I've only had experience with about 170 degrees max. I'm counting ability to keep it in the air, recover from instability and return flying.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 02:44 PM »

Size of the window is a major difference between various kite designs. Given the same length of line and wind speed, some kites have a bigger window than others. Also depends on how the kite is tuned. Nose forward for more lift, generally makes for a bigger window. Some kite are much more well behaved at the edge of the window than others, making the "effective" window much larger.

Will your kite go to the edge of the window and just stop, waiting for commands? Some will, some will loose their &%#* completely and flop towards the ground.  Cheesy I love to play at the edge of the window. A dual line kite with good edge handling becomes much more quad-like, hovering with precise, controlled movements.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 01:28 AM »

360 degrees if you run fast enough.

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2014, 11:57 PM »

thanks for your explanation on the wind window!
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