How to determine the pull of a kite

Jean-Christophe Engel (engel@irisa.fr) wrote:
> I asked:
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> Is there a (simple or simplified) formula that gives the relationship
> between kite area, angle and wind velocity (and maybe other factors that
> I'm missing). 

What we need now is for a bright physicist/mathematician to develop a
complete formula to include all the things the Standard Formula missed out.
All the additional parameters - Drag being most important - might be
expressed as a table of constants which you could fit into your Simple
Formula for quick mental calculations on the flying field  :-) :-)


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