Comparing Box Kites

Comparing Box Kites

Post by Antoni » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:12:13


Hola - Hi!

Im a student from Guadalajara, Mxico. Im current studying Computation
engineer and doing a research in kites to simulate the interaction
between a box kite and wind and see if an automatic and artificial
controller could be feasible in the try to let the kite stable in one
point on the air to capture video...

So we decided to use box kites, but i have seen a lot of box kites, so
i need help understand which one is better for my research:

Im between :

Clasic box kite
winged box kite (little wings, not delta)
winged triangular box kite (dihedral wings, not so little but not
delta)
Delta Triangular conyne
Double winged triangular conyne (Military french kite)

So, if any of you have tried any of these kites, please let me know
what do you think in aspects like:

Stability
Lift
Wind rate
anything else will be appreciated!

Thanks a lot for reading and reply!!!

Saludos from Guadalajara!!

Greets

 
 
 

Comparing Box Kites

Post by Johnn » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:09:29

Hola - Hi!

Im a student from Guadalajara, Mxico. Im current studying Computation
engineer and doing a research in kites to simulate the interaction
between a box kite and wind and see if an automatic and artificial
controller could be feasible in the try to let the kite stable in one
point on the air to capture video...

So we decided to use box kites, but i have seen a lot of box kites, so
i need help understand which one is better for my research:

Im between :

Clasic box kite
winged box kite (little wings, not delta)
winged triangular box kite (dihedral  wings, not so little but not
delta)
Delta Triangular conyne
Double winged triangular conyne (Military french kite)

So, if any of you have tried any of these kites, please let me know
what do you think in aspects like:

Stability
Lift
Wind rate
anything else will be appreciated!

Thanks a lot for reading and reply!!!

Saludos from Guadalajara!!

Greets

 
 
 

Comparing Box Kites

Post by Andrew Beatti » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:39:40


Quote:
> Hola - Hi!

> Im a student from Guadalajara, Mxico. Im current studying Computation
> engineer and doing a research in kites to simulate the interaction
> between a box kite and wind and see if an automatic and artificial
> controller could be feasible in the try to let the kite stable in one
> point on the air to capture video...

There are two ways to make a very stable kite.

The first is the Bell tetrahedral.  Many small cells average out the
turbulance and create a very stable platform.

The second is to go *very* large.  The Giant manta ray flown by the Al-
Farsi team was incredibly stable because the kite was bigger than the
turbulance in the air.

Andrew