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Single/Double-Skin Hybrid KF Soft Kite
There is a hybrid soft-wing concept-space between a full parafoil, and a
single-skin kite; based on Kline-Fogelman (KF) airfoils, which incorporate
backward-facing steps. Its been gradually confirmed, despite skeptics,
that select versions do in fact enhance performance (RC modelers have not
doubted). A particular KF variant of interest to kite wing design, the
KFm-1, has a section like a conventional foil, but with a step mid-chord,
on the underside.
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