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by ronnie
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why not more canards ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1630

Re: Why not more canards ?

Just wondering, it seems the Zeeko canards works awesome and everyone is excited about these :D Curious now, why no more brands offer canards ? Too early, or some downsides too ? Sorry, cant help wondering if one or another :-? 8) PF Maybe they do not understand how to make the canard work - or don...
by ronnie
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 430
Views: 50940

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

I have about 5 hrs so far on the Lickity Spit (standard Spitfire rear wing + XLW front wing) first session 12 to 14 knots 2nd session 15 to 21 knots so far I see no real down side to this configuration. The foil feels much more lively maneuverable and slippery less drag) but still very stable. I su...
by ronnie
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 430
Views: 50940

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

If one of the key things with a canard foil is to create pitch stability, that could be something that is suited to testing with a rig and a flow tank. As the angle of attack is increased, the wings are swung forward on the end of a 1 metre mast, so the centre of lift would move forward - unless wit...
by ronnie
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling without a kite
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Foiling without a kite

by ronnie
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling without a kite
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Foiling without a kite

by ronnie
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling without a kite
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Foiling without a kite

by ronnie
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling without a kite
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Foiling without a kite

by ronnie
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Human powered pumping hydrofoil boat trying to break 20kts
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Human powered pumping hydrofoil boat trying to break 20kts

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170921-how-fast-can-a-watercraft-powered-by-humans-go Not kite related, but it will be interesting to see in action I see they have achieved about 12 knots human powered with it. This is what 11.07 knots looks like when human powered on a foil. http://www.youtube.c...
by ronnie
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: teaching absolute newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: teaching absolute newbie

Eduardo wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Wow Ronnie!!

Great points about kite flying skills being a huge help.
All I did is point to the videos put together by her uncle (who created Boardriding Maui) and her father - who is also an expert foiler.
by ronnie
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: teaching absolute newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: teaching absolute newbie




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