Rogallo Flexible Kite (Flexikite)

by Victor
(CA, USA)

Kite in flight with graphic from a old magazine on dimensions to make it.

Kite in flight with graphic from a old magazine on dimensions to make it.

Replica of a Rogallo Flexikite. Tarp material was used as Mylar was rather hard to find in the proper thickness. Completely sparless single membrane plastic parawing. Bi-conic wing design reminds one of the early hang gliders.

Flies at very high angles and can be easily dual lined. Very survivable even when compared to Jalbert parafoils due to its single membrane wing. This is a single keel design compared to the often twin keel NPW series and does not generate as much lift or pull as twin keel designs.

Six leg jute bridle while the flying line is thick sewing thread. Tail length is 48 inches for light winds and 87 inches or more for strong or gusty winds. Drogues are amazingly effective in stabilizing this kite.

Some data...

Artist or Author: Victor
Creation Year: 2013
Width: 15 inches
Length: 21 inches
Type: Kite Object or Accessory
Geographic: United States
Kite Type: Inflated
Materials: Plastic
Significance: Scientific

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