Bill Blake

Bill Blake

Posted on 06/15/2013


Photo taken on June 15, 2013


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ITW Levitation delta kite. With 8mm Skyshark 8p carbon spreader spar. Why do deltas weave I wonder?

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Steve Banks
Steve Banks
Nice and bold with the kite perfectly placed among the clouds; a charming picture.

Why do deltas weave? Take a look at delta wing aeroplanes and note that they have extra wing parts, so to speak, and the design with the purest delta wing, was the not very successful Gloster Javelin!
4 years ago.
Bill Blake has replied to Steve Banks
Yes the mighy Vulcan had a leading edge rebuild early on to kill instabilty. The delta kite has a different problem though: billboyheritagesurvey.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/getting-to-know-the-itw-9-levitation-delta
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.