stratoscoop

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Chris
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stratoscoop

Postby Chris » Fri, Jan 05 2007, 06:22 PM

Is there any difference between a parafoil and a stratoscoop? If so, can someone direct me to plans for the latter? I'm looking for another project :twisted:
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Re: Stratoscoop

Postby BANSHEE » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 04:28 AM

Unlike the parafoil the stratoscoop has closed cells and they are inflated from the bottom of the kite via scoops. this give the kite a shape closer to an airplane wing and increases it's lifting power.m I've not seen one but I've been told they are a real butt kicker and depending on the size they shouldn't be flown alone. They have a tendency to bend dog stakes and stretch out carabiners.

I believe that they came onto the circuit in the early 80's originating in england manufactured by Green kites.

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Re: Stratoscoop

Postby SkyWalker » Wed, Feb 21 2007, 01:28 PM

You're right on the mark Banshee.

I own two of the Strat 3's (30sq ft each) & they're very good lifters...though they do tend to need a good clean wind to get 'em off the ground (NOT the easiest to inflate...especially if you're by yourself)

Unfortunately, I've yet to come across plans for them anywhere...sorry!!!

Below are a few misc Stratoscoop pics...


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BANSHEE wrote:Unlike the parafoil the stratoscoop has closed cells and they are inflated from the bottom of the kite via scoops. this give the kite a shape closer to an airplane wing and increases it's lifting power.m I've not seen one but I've been told they are a real butt kicker and depending on the size they shouldn't be flown alone. They have a tendency to bend dog stakes and stretch out carabiners.

I believe that they came onto the circuit in the early 80's originating in england manufactured by Green kites.

Banshee
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Stratoscoop 3 lifter made by Greens of Burnley.JPG
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Re: stratoscoop

Postby Frodos Majik » Wed, Feb 21 2007, 11:25 PM

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