Kitefoiler Test – Sep 169/16/11
We took the Kitefoiler out at dusk today to test Pete Lynn’s newest kite, the 25 sqm flat kite that we used on Sept 6, with Pete. We went out with the kite under-inflated in order to try and mimic the deformation we saw on the 6th, when the wind was much higher. The kite did indeed deform today, although less drastically than last week. The kite was folding into a C-shape instead of maintaining its flat silhouette. One solution to this problem would be to add more bridle lines, as on Armand’s flat kite, but that’s a solution we’d like to avoid if possible. Pete is pondering other options, including fatter struts.