New NAME: NPW5-A//C The NPW-5 P or NPW5-P

The idea of the extra bridle is from Stelios he divided the surface of the wings in two triangles. Later the shape was changed in to the NPW9 layout. For more information on the NPW9 see the links-page.
But I was wondering : what happens if I put the bridle parallel to the A-bridle?
Is the kite faster or slower? more rigid, wider window?
To find out what happens I made a 2sqm NPW 5 with an additional 14 bridles parallel to the A bridle and a classic NPW5 with the NPW9 bridle.
Both kites are finished and are flying well. It is my intention to fly them simultaneously to compare both kites at the same time. This is how the NPW5-A//C looks:

This is the NPW5-A//C basic lay-out:

pIM51 (31K)
Notice the extra darts between bridle B1 and B2 these are there because i noticed that this part was flapping. These are pictures from the NPW5-A//C first flight. Notice that there was virtually no wind so the bridles A11/12, C11/12 and B5/6 are longer to make it fly.
NPW-5-P-foto15 klein (4K) NPW 5 P foto 2 (6K)
A-bridle: identical to the NPW-E
B-bridle: identical to the NPW-E
C-bridle: IDENTICAL TO THE A BRIDLE: C12=A12; C11=A11, etc

very rigid
faster than a standard NPW
when turning the kite doesn't lose its form.
It is almost impossible to make the kite collapse
it has a bigger window than the standard NPW, actually it hovers strait above your head.
It pulls strait upwards
The window does not decrease when there is more wind.

difficult to land:
keeps jumping up from the ground.
The kite doesn't fold together when it hits the ground.

This idea evolved in a parrawing using multiple parallel C-Bridles and a wider wing span.
done: See page 2 the NPW-PHA

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