My first one line delta project - doesn't work well

My first one line delta project - doesn't work well

Post by Zohar Gola » Thu, 22 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Hello all,

I finished building my first fubric kite according to Alberto Bonati plan :
http://www.lochnet.com/kap_it/kite/alberto/delta/en-delta.htm .
(Since it is my first fubric kite i build it from satin fabric and not
ripstop , I didn't find where to buy ripstop in israel)
When I tried to fly it , the problem was that the kite turned to it's side
and made a loop toward the ground. It wasn't steady , do you have any idea
about the reason to this problem , is it the bridle location or wind speed
, or something else?

Thanks

 
 
 

My first one line delta project - doesn't work well

Post by Jean Lemir » Thu, 22 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Hi Zohar, hi folks.

Maybe your bridle is attached too much forward so the kite is too flat on
the wind (thus unstable).  Try moving it back (experiment by small
increments).

Or your material does'nt stretch equally.  Normally you should take care of
the orientation of the weaving in the material.  If you pull along the bias
you will get more stretch and the result might not be good.

Or the spars are too weak and deform too much.

Or the wind was too gusty.

Just ideas.

Wind or no wind, fly for fun.

Jean (Johnny) Lemire of team S.T.A.F.F. from Montreal, Canada.

 
 
 

My first one line delta project - doesn't work well

Post by Hayden10 » Fri, 23 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>When I tried to fly it , the problem was that the kite turned to it's side
>and made a loop toward the ground.

Check to see that the kite is balanced and the 2 leading edge spars are the
same length, same distance from the keel, etc.  My experiences with deltas is
that their tendancy is to over fly, but you know the saying.  Add tails!  ;-)

PS Single line kites don't have to be made from ripstop.  Cottons, Polys, etc.,
all add interesting alternatives.  Don't be stifled by what you've seen!

Alcie Hayden
Alice Hayden   8^)

 
 
 

My first one line delta project - doesn't work well

Post by Jean Lemir » Fri, 23 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Hi Zohar, hi folks.

Alice is right in saying that there are other possibilities for kite
materials.  I know of one guy here in Montreal area that build kites with
plastic garbage bags and duct tape.  And his kites fly very well.

Wind or no wind, fly for fun.

Jean (Johnny) Lemire of team S.T.A.F.F. from Montreal, Canada.