Subject: Building Flexis?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Beattie)
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1992 07:16:16 GMT
In article <1992Aug11.email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>I'm planning on taking up kite builing and am considering a gargantuan sized
>delta. Anyway, this has gotten me wondering about flexifoils- how difficult
>are they to construct and are there any plans/patterns available?
>Also, has anyone heard of or know where I can get a copy of GeoKite or
>any other kite design software for either the Mac or PC?
Building a flexi seems like jumping in a the deep end. I know of no plans
(the things are patented!) A friend who did some repairs for me took a copy
of the airifoil shape and reported that it was not the sort of shape that he
would expect. Think about the design: This is an airifoil that produces
loads of lift and loads of speed *and* is blanced along the leading edge
so that you don't need a bridle. Don't expect to get it right by guesswork.
Trial and error requires re-sewing the entire thing.
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