[MHml] Delivering Alacrity under kite power
Sun May 16 20:24:31 EST 2004
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From: "Rex Conn" <rconn at starband.net>
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Subject: [MHml] Delivering Alacrity under kite power
> The solution seems to be to launch on a hotter course with the kite
> tilted forward and driving, but doing this properly requires (1) a taller
> mast, and (2) rearranging the halyard (moving it towards the leeward
> wingtip). ...
Given that one should be able to launch on both tacks, would it make sense
to put a velcro patch (or strap) on each side of the leading edge of the
kite? The halyard would then be stuck (or restrained) on the appropriate
side. Another approach might be to tie the halyard to the lee clew with
yarn that would be strong enough to get the kite raised, but could be broken
when the kite filled.
F-24 MkI Ama Deus
me at tspeer.com
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