In <CCLJvF.8o9@syacus.acus.oz.au> grantm@syacus.acus.oz.au (Grant Mc) writes:

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>Now that leaves the centre of pressure. They talk about this force alot in
>books, but never give a clue on how to find it. The best method I have found
>is to take the stunt kite to a park when there is a nice breeze blowing and
>stand behind the assembled kite as if to launch it. Now try and balance the
>kite with one finger on the spine. Once this point is found it doesn't matter
>what the wind speed is, it will always remain balanced.

If the kite flies at all, a simple balance test can be done as

In light wind, take the kite to the highest point in wind window,
turn it down wind and give some slack on lines. Keep moving
along, if the kite glides smoothly it's well balanced!

Smooth Winds


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