And there it is! Still weaving about a bit too much to get close to in 7-8mph wind speed but stable enough to KAP from a Sutton ff30. Following Christian Becot’s modifications to the ff30 the last thing to do is replace the outer shroud-lines with longer ones to soften the outer keel aspect, this should calm down the weaving. This shot shows the trailing edge vent working as well as the mesh insert maintaining the keel profile.
The objective, as with any kite for KAP is to get a slow, smooth, stable motion in the sky: ideally the kite should stay in one place absorbing airflow variation by flexing (the way Rokkaku kites do) or by channeling the flow (the Flowform principle), bowed sails, dihederals and foil-flexing are all used in kite design to achieve stability-this one now uses the flowform principle implied in its name!