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Been thinking about arc kites a bit lately. One mod I would like to try is an anti invert / bow tie mods. But before I go to the trouble of fitting it up, I'm wondering if anyone has any feel back or suggestions based on the diagram alone.

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it shouldn't effect flagging out to safety and is easy swapped between kites.

also wondering if it could be used to reduce the projected area, by pulling in the wing tips? Therefore giving a wider wind range.

thoughts?

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Dunno as I have never flown one, but wouldn't it be better to have 2 parallel lines crossing the kite into a single down line.

The rear line having "adjustable distance" knots on the opposite end to the Y connection that would be some way down the anti-invert control line from the kite, to keep tips from flipping.

Just my thought.:goofy: 

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Venom II has an annoying tendensy to bowtie. My Synergy with a little less AR "never" bowties. My idea is to put a spar or inflatable strut in the middle cell. The theory is that this would effectectevly cut the "bowtieable" AR in half thus preventing bowties. Instead of the bowtie knot in the middle of the kite, the next possible bowtie knot will then be between the middle cell and the spar. Unfortunately I cannot test it as my V II 16 is pretty shattered since i run a fence pole throu it 😒

Simplefied drawing: Bowtie upper normal, lower with solid center cell:

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Edited by Olof Palmolja
Rewrite and add drawing

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On 15 February 2017 at 6:58 AM, Olof Palmolja said:

My Venom II has (had) a annoying tendensy to bowtie. My Synergy with a little less AR "never" bowties. My idea is to put a spar or inflatable strut in the middle cell. The theory is that this would effectectevly cut the "bowtieable" AR in half thus preventing bowties. Instead of the bowtie knot in the middle of the kite, the next possible bowtie knot will then be between the middle cell and the spar. Unfortunately I cannot test it as my V II 16 is pretty shattered since i run a fence pole throu it 😒

Like this:

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Sewing repair maybe? 

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