First testflight of my new Kapfoil 5.0 (Bought at Kapshop) .
I was quite uncertain about the behaviour of the kite after reading the comments on the Kapforum.
Now, After my first testflight within a windrange of 15km/h upto 30km/h - 200 meter line out, I can confirm, that this kite is doing exactly what I was expecting of this kite (based on my positive previous experience with the smaller kapfoil version)... It has a nice strong (but not exorbitant) pull; For sure not more than my big holy man roks! It will rise high...but that is exactly what I am looking for. Strong enough to lift my RIGs with low winds.
So nothing else than positive feedback!!
Width: 240 cm / 94"
Height: 200 cm / 79"
Sail: Ripstop Nylon
Line rec.: Polyester 150 kg / 330 lb.
Wind range: 2-6 Bft. (7-45 km/h / 4-28 mph)
Link 1: The kapfoil I made a few years ago for Jim Day
Link 2: Some flowform drawings
Link 3: My original flowform made and designed by Ivo van Olmen
Link 4: Kapfoil 1,6
Link 5: Kapfoil 5,0
KAP, Kite Aerial Photography, Kites: Rokkaku, Aurico, Canon G15