High Aspect Kite

This is the first of what is planned to be many pages showing the design of home designed quad lined kites; that with feedback from others,will improve as time goes on.

High Aspect Ratio Kite

This kite is deemed to be ´high aspect ratio´ by it´s ratio of width to it´s depth. In this kite´s case it has a width of 3.6 metres and the depth of .75 metres (this gives a ratio of 4.8:1) and this gives a surface area of 2.7 ² metres.

The kite has a rib every 12 centimetres and has it's main bridle every other rib when viewed from the outside towards the centre. The centre of the kite has 2 adjacently bridled ribs. I have included a small drawing that represents the front elevation view of the bridle of the kite. It´s bridle is loosely based around that of a parafoil

. Primary bridle

The primary bridles (blue/black) are constructed from 4 support bridles that are attached along the rib/wing join. The secondary (yellow) bridle is a pair of bridles that converge to a common point, and finally the tertiary (red) bridles converge to the point where the flying line is attached. For a more detailed explanation of the support bridles I suggest you read
Stunt Kites 2 ISBN 90-6868-08504 published by Thoth.

The Brake bridles are bridled every rib excluding the centre 2 ribs,see the following picture for clarification if required

Brake bridle

The black/ blue bridles are paired, then attached to the yellow lines. The yellow lines are attached to a singular point where they meet the red line, which extends to the brake bridle atttachment point.

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