Kiteboat kite with ribs12/19/11
Dudu and Don are working on a new kiteboat kite design that will feature a single leading edge with a partial lower skin to fair the entry. Plastic ribs, location at the stations where there is no strut to connect the top and bottom skins, will keep the geometry stable.
Shown in the photos is a sample section of this design. The tip sections on a whole kite will be held taut by the leading edge–the final shape should resemble the shape in the photos where Dudu holds the kite, and not the shape shown at the bottom. Black airfoil shape is a plastic rib–there are three in this sample section. Photo of Dudu holding the kite cross-wise shows the […more]