2022-09-13 (Tu) SkateSailV3 Sail construction and testing

I bought new fabric and new fiberglass rods for this design. I already had an eyelet tool, so I cut my nylon into a giant right triangle with a curved hypotenuse. I folded the material over on the curved side and melted holes with a soldering iron. Using heat should reduce fraying and keep the eyelet from working loose.
Melting holes for eyelets

The shape was superior to the previous flat designs, and it looked more like a billowy sail as I would expect on a ship. The new problem was that it didn't provide a lot of propulsion when I rested it on the board. If I held the sail over my head, it caught more wind and was enough to move me across a level parking lot from a standstill. I want to test air speeds at different heights.
This version catches wind much better

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