In July 2020 I created a no-wind quad lined kite which I called the Choris Aéra. I think it’s suppoosed to mean something like No Wind in Greek.
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After having flown the A-Quad off the jetty, the wind died down to almost nothing. And inspired by the bridleless flying of the Diamond Ghost the other day, I thought it was a good idea to try and fly the Choris Aéra without the bridle too!

So after having totally drowned the A-Quad, the wind had died down to almost nothing, the time was right to give it a shot.

I removed the bridle and attached the flying lines directly to the kite itself and after some tweaking I got the angle of attack just about right.

And the kite did behave reasonably well! Up and Overs and 360’es were well within reach. Inverted side slides were there too. However there was some wind left and it was kind of on and off making consistent windless flying difficult.

So I’ll have to wait for absolutely no-wind conditions before making any conclusions about the kite’s flying.

But I managed to shoot some video befor it got too dark … and no pilots were injured while filming for this video.

…close though!

Pretty Windless

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  1. Thank you for posting!! I had good laugh at 2:24 (sorry) 🙂 . I hope you see this as I’m laughing with you (been there myself several times, mostly with duals and especially with the robust but large Fazers in low wind…). The rest of the session looks effortless and relaxed though.

    Well what is this Choris Aéra kite then? Would that be the most light wind quad you got?

    I was out today on a sunny after work session. The wind was from a poor direction so it was varying much. Flew out over the water with the1.5 B-series std (using 2-wrap tubes (not the very flexible P90), using the original bridle) on 25m lines. The ice (layer) closest to land was so thin that one could punch holes in it with the wing tip when landing on it a bit hard. The wind then died out a bit and switched to 15m line to continue on the somewhat more sheltered lawn to practice low wind stuff.

    An observation/thought I made today was when briefly tugging hard on the lines was that it felt like, compared to the Rev Indoor, that there was some delay when the LE was deforming before the kite was propelled forward. Looking on your Choris Aéra session the response seem quite immediate. Do you agree? Do you think that you still would agree if pulling even harder?

    > However there was some wind left and it was kind of on and off making consistent windless flying difficult.

    This is how it often is outdoors (as we all know). One learns from every session and set of conditions. Quickly sensing the wind e.g. Being provided with the opportunity to control the powered kite without needing to power it yourself in the gusts. Being forced to do a quick 360 due to the occasional wind

    1. > Thank you for posting!! I had good laugh at 2:24 (sorry) ? .

      No worries, I wouldn’t have published my mishap if I didn’t want anyone to laugh! ??

      > Well what is this Choris Aéra kite then? Would that be the most light wind quad you got?

      The CA kite is an ongoing project that still has a potential for improvement. I’m not quite satisfied with its flying so my plan is to make small modifications to it and see if it will improve its flying characteristics.

      …and yes, it’s the most light wind QLK I’ve got.

      > Looking on your Choris Aéra session the response seem quite immediate. Do you agree? Do you think that you still would agree if pulling even harder?

      My initial thought is that flying a QLK with no bridle means the pilot input goes directly to the kite itself, not via the bridle lines. I guess that this bridleless setup will shorten the time it takes from pilot input to the kite’s response. There is no bridle line slack or anything to slow things down. …or I could of course be wrong. ?

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