Monthly Archives: June 2015

More thought on a kite stability index

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Paul Chapman pointed out the definitive text on kite stability theory is by CF Marvin, his book The Mechanics and Equilibrium of Kites  published in 1898. As a begining I suggest ‘Marvin’ as the unit of kite stability. Paul suggests … Continue reading

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A kite stability index curve

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In Damian Sailors paper this graph is used to compare kite aspect ratio with stability and wind speed:It’s quite a confusing graph to read as it seems to have 3 axes: stability, aspect ratio and wind speed. The 2 kites … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on a kite stability index

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The impact of a tail on the stability of the DL Trooper is something of a revelation to me- a simple thing can turn an unstable low AoA kite into a steady lifter albeit with decreased lift. Kite stability is … Continue reading

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Mappa by Wislawa Szymborska

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Flat as the table it’s placed upon. Nothing moves beneath it and it seeks no outlet. Above – my human breath creates no stirring air and leaves its total surface undisturbed. Its plains, valleys are always green, uplands, mountains are … Continue reading

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