Parts of kites

Edge: is the point where the air collides with the comet (in inflatable float is arched and paragliders is where the inlet nozzles also called).Edge leakage: is the point where the air stops playing after circling our kite profile (the back of our comet).Intrados: is the bottom of our comet. Extrados: is above the part of our comet.Estabilo: are the endpoints of the kite.Ribs: The floats inflatable kites are perpendicular to the leading edge. In the gliders are the divisions of the cells or drawers. The two cases help to shape and structure views. These ribs or cells in its inner part are pierced to allow passage of air from cell to cell.

Anchor Points: is the junction of the lines coming from the bar and reach the comet. In inflatable kites usually have 2 or 4 depending on the model. In the gliders usually have a significant amount (junction with the bridle), and help the adjustment or “trim” of the kite, in turn helping to shape it.

Clamping: what is the rope in its distal portion is attached to the kite anchor points intrados, and in its proximal part is attached to the lines dyneema. It may be of materials such as Dacron or dyneema.

lines: are lines or “threads” which are used to guide the kite. They usually have a resistance between 120 and 300 kg. about, depending on their function and size of the kite. Los kg. resistance of the lines do not have as much to do with the rider's weight, but with the pulling force exerted on the kite wind conditions. Namely, both lines resistance increases as the size is larger kite, for draft power to exercise this comet is directly related to its size. The material used is the dyneema generally characterized by its high strength and low elasticity. The dyneema also you can find it as spectra. And if you do not bring your kite lines can be found embedded in specialty stores and sports shops in department stores. Obviously depending on the resistance (kilograms) that supports the line will be more expensive or cheaper.

Load lines, traction, flight or control: They are the lines going to the front of the kite. In swellable are attached to the anchors main float. In the gliders are attached to the bridle attachment point. These lines carry the great majority of the weight or load experienced by the kite. This means that when we are in full jump or traction we are drawn mainly from these two lines.

Brake lines: These lines can be two or usually are attached to the anchors of the trailing edge. They help to increase the angle of incidence of the comet and consequently stop it. They get low and are often destensadas. They are used to help turn kites and paragliding in many cases are linked to the security system. If you fly with these lines destensadas (namely, flying the sail as if it were 2 threads) applies to “loses” the leading edge that was built with the candle. And in some foils to fly loose brakes not form the trailing edge and as a result the folds candle.

Wingspan: is the distance from one another wingtip.

Rope: The distance between the trailing edge and the leading edge.

Elongation: It is a relationship that is established between the size and surface area or intrados. A more stretching thinner the fastest sailing, but sacrifice some stability. Competition kites always be more slender than midrange. Today has been left partly the fact kites without further increase, and each size has a different extension. The larger more elongation. This has as much logic Tuingo imagine a Renault one-size and twice as large. In theory the two are the same car but, really did not behave as such. One would remain a tourist and the other will behave more like a truck. What designers do is extend over large kites to make them faster and more maneuverable and well when resized unless the pilot will notice the difference. On the other hand less elongation makes the kite is slower and more stable. In this case the initiation school kites are a little more expensive to turn, but they will certainly be more stable and less nervous.

Area real o plana: is the total area of ​​the fabric intrados.

Projected Area: arc is the area that forms the wing that is more horizontal. It is the area that operates at the time of pulling.
Between these two areas is where you will create the greatest confusion. E.g.: Wipika speaks of 11.8m (refers to the projected area) however measuring the comet will find that actually measures almost 16 meters. Instead of 15.5m speech Naish this measure corresponding to the actual area of ​​the kite. Neither is wrong, simply speak of two different areas. Wipika speaking area that really works (projected area) Naish and speaks of the total area or flat area.

Angle “trim” or set: is the adjustment of the candle so that if a certain speed fly. It can permeate quickly or slowly a candle . If Calamos a candle to be very choppy, this will fly very fast, but it is quite possible that later on our heads and frontal collapse. On the other hand, if slow calm sail fly very slow and it cost him off and climb to the zenith. This setting is determined from the set-up of the comet and a middle pair seeks to accelerate and decelerate the wing without exceeding the limits. This angle adjusted it to pull the bar that holds the brakes (slings that go to the trailing edge) in inflatable kites 4 and wires that carry paraglider some similar system. It helps take your kite traction gusts to blow some bar (to accelerate or decrease the angle) and gives lift to jump when we pull the bar (braked or increase the angle). In the adjusted gliders with brake or setting different systems depending on model.

Angle of incidence: is the angle with which the air strikes the wing. This draft related but independent. This angle varies continuously during the maneuver of the sailing.

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