Any kite, regardless of design, is a wing, not a parachute, as many people think. Therefore, it is generally accepted that any kite does not hang in the air, namely it flies. And this is completely justified, since kite flying obeys all the laws of wing movement in a dynamic air environment, that is, in an oncoming wind stream.
Just like any wing, a kite has a leading edge, a trailing edge and a profile provided by the shape of the wing’s internal structure (ribs for parafoils and balloons for inflatable kites). But what the kite does not have is the wing mechanization system, as is done on airplanes.
It is known that the aircraft is controlled by the so-called steering planes included in the wing mechanization system. There are several of them in different parts of the aircraft, but on the wing there is one main governing body – ailerons. It is with their help that the wing acquires a roll, and with it changes the direction of movement in the air.
The kite, of course, has no steering planes, but if it could not be controlled in any way, then there would be no sense from it. After all, then he could tow a rider only as an umbrella, with a strictly fair wind. But, in practice, a kite rider is Continue reading
The kite is controlled in the same way as an airplane – by giving the wing one degree or another roll. As reference points for determining the side of the roll, the attachment points of the slings related to the right or left hand of the rider are always taken. You need to understand that no matter what position the kite is in, the attachment points of the lines on it will not change – the red line will always be left and the blue line right. Accordingly, the red sling should be held in the left hand, and the blue in the right. Same with the ends of the control knob. The red end of the pen is in the left hand, the blue is in the right.
Thus, to give the kite the right roll, you need to pull the right (blue) line. To give the left roll, you need to pull the left (red) sling. Accordingly, when pulling the right sling, the kite will fly to the rider’s right hand, and when pulling the left, to the left. Continue reading