The Red Hot 20

First flights are encouraging and the Red Hot 20 lifts 300g in Bft 2 reliably.

Measured up it looks a lot like other foils but the key differences are in the fabric and the chord profile:

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The plan reveals a taper from front to back, steeper but similar to the taper Ralf Beutnagel uses on the KAPfoil.

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In 8-12mph it lifts 480g gently, slowly raising the load on a wide J curve. Surface temperature was 30 deg today and that means unstable. The kite was shifting across the principal direction with lulls causing the camera to drop. I flew between 2 and 4pm.

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Below the camera the Green Dragon bridge caught my eye, it’s surrounded by tall trees and I have never been lucky shooting it, until today:

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The plan is available on request from:

bblake@theolt.com

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