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« on: April 13, 2010, 01:54 AM »

Something out of my kite brewery Smiley




Prototype of a ultra high aspect speed kite.
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 05:12 AM »

I have a need for speed...!
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 05:16 AM »

Hi guys,

Specs for the kite are:

hight 1 feet, wingspan 7.5 feet, weight around 300grams
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 08:02 AM »

looks sweet!
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 08:36 AM »

I dig the design, how much faster are we talking compared to a normal stunt kite?
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 08:47 AM »

Hard to say without actually measuring it. But its a lot faster. Easily as fast as a big flexifoil stacker.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 01:58 PM »

 Looks great! I always thought that a speed kite should look like that, a high aspect ratio glider wing:)
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2010, 04:09 PM »

Yes, a higher aspect ration provides a more effective airflow around the wing. but they are a real pain to get stable, both from the frame and bridle setup.
I needed like two weeks to get this one to fly stable. but it still has the occasional hyperspeed yoyo effect when the lines get slack for a moment for example.
But its a fun ride to make it fly well and stable. no one else ever did such a high aspect dualie, beside from foils.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2010, 04:31 PM »

I would LOVE to see a vid of this kite flying.  Do you have/know of one?
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2010, 04:36 PM »

Sadly i don't know of one. But its on my list of things i want to do.
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2010, 05:35 PM »

andre. that is amazing.....would love a video!!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2010, 07:39 PM »

Sweet! I would like to see some close up pictures..as well as a video, whenever you get the kite sorted out. I have a Tiger II...but have only flown it once...mostly due to lack of wind. Keep us updated on your progress with the kite.

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2010, 11:44 PM »

I think it would be interesting to make one out of Styrofoam.........
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2010, 03:49 AM »

So, i managed some close up pictures before the stupid batterie ran out of juice ...






Video is still been worked on, didn't had a camcorder there yesterday and todays wind are to low to get it into the air, so maybe next weekend.
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