Stabs are so 2021

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Stabs are so 2021

Triton Monofoil

Impressive light air performance and very playful

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Re: Stabs are so 2021

No

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Re: Stabs are so 2021
Langdon wrote:

No

Why ‘no’? If I was a kite foiler, I would be all over this.
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and a Flysurfer Soul 8m - "pretty cool"

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I’d have to say no too.
Cool design but I need all the stability I can get when windfoiling.

Comparing it to a Stealth fighter.

The main problem with the B-2 Spirit (or any flying wing aircraft, for that matter) is that they are statically unstable.
I’m The only way to control such an aircraft is through computers, which continuously detect any changes in the aircraft attitude and apply corrections as required, as it is near impossible ( or incredibly taxing) for human pilots to fly the aircraft.
This is the method used in order to 'fly' the B-2 Spirit in the absence of a horizontal stabilizer. If there is any problem with the flight computer (which is remote) or with the sensors supplying data to it, the aircraft will become unflyable and crash.

What I took away from this
incredibly taxing

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Re: Stabs are so 2021

Why "no"?

Moredownhaul kinda sums it up.
The few times the aviation community did "tailless" airplanes it was to get around issues associated with flutter, illl responding elevators at high speeds ( Komet) or to eliminate drag, weight decreased radar cross section for Transcontinental bombing runs where you needed range but not maneuverability.
Delta's are not really tailless airplanes and most if not all of current 4th and 5th gen now have conards.

But most importantly

I have invested a sum of money almost equal to the GDP of Burundi in Slingshot Gear that HAS A STABILIZER and I will not be changing until at least 2025

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I think this is very kite oriented and not even wing friendly. The reviewer freely admits they are twitchy.

It's pretty clear that on windfoils, you need want fuselage, and more can be better.

The stability is very different for a kite because of the vertical pull and you aren't getting yanked front and back like you are on the other foil siblings. This worked against windfoiling as so many first gen windfoils were kitefoil derivatives which wings and fuses that were too small/short.

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