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Here are 2 interesting videos from Bob Dill, who came with us on the 110 sqm kite test aboard Cheyenne.
The first video is the water launch. With Joe and Roland in the water, trying to hold and position the kite, it shows the perspective of just how big the kite is.
The second video is what happened as soon as the kite became overloaded. The surface ‘balloons’ due to the skin loading, which leads to the tips buckling. This then in turn puts a large pitching moment into the foil, which pushes the leading edge of the tips in, and tries to collapse the kite.
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