From Cobra Kites, the US distributor for FlexiFoils.
Flexifoil Power Kites are very easy to stack together. The following 4 methods give a range of linking systems from the simplest to a more sophisticated inserted loop method.
As a rough guide it is useful to estimate potential pull by using the Stacker as a standard unit. The average pull of a Stacker is approximately 50lbs. A ProTeam is roughly equal to 2 Stackers and a Super 10, 3 Stackers. Therefore it is relatively easy to get a rough idea of how much pull is likely from a given stack. Of course, pull can go up drastically with wind conditions and kite speed. Separation for same size Flexifoils
Flying Line strength - wind 10-12 mph
- Hot Shot 4 - 30 inches
- Stacker 6 - 54 inches
- ProTeam 8 - 62 inches
- Super 10 - 72 inches
- Hot Shot 4 - up to 6 units - 150lbs
- Stacker 6 - up to 6 units - 200-250lbs
- ProTeam 8 - up to 3 units - 200-250lbs
- Super 10 - up to 3 units - 250-300lbs
When stacking different size Flexifoils, more distance should be allowed between each kite. 72 inches is a good starting point, especially when stacking 6ft and 10ft Flexifoils together. Smaller kites are usually put in front of, or below, the larger sizes. The Hot Shot 4 is not suitable for stacking with other sizes due to its small Wingspan.
You'll also find tuning tips, different ways to make your train lines etc.