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by foam-n-fibre
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: What affects turning?
Replies: 9
Views: 3269

Re: What affects turning?

Thanks for the input on the board. Mine is not as big and chunky as SaulOhio's, but I'll make it a priority to get a smaller, lighter, thinner flatter board sorted out too. What is the difference between the Moses and Slingshot boards... as in can you relate the feel of them to certain physical char...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: What affects turning?
Replies: 9
Views: 3269

Re: What affects turning?

Cool thanks for the replies. Although I do plan to build a smaller board, I think I can throw together a much smaller rear fin faster! :) If a longer wingspan is harder to roll, which makes sense, does that make it harder to bank and turn too?? I have a 56 cm wingspan and about 3cm of curved anhedra...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: What affects turning?
Replies: 9
Views: 3269

What affects turning?

Maybe this is a huge question, but I have a few basic questions and am hoping for of the DIYers have played with different parts on foils they have built. It's one thing to compare the feel of two different foils which I'm sure many people have done, but unless you change only one part at a time its...
by foam-n-fibre
Thu May 31, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: One Stop fill coat for wings and masts
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: One Stop fill coat for wings and masts

8 to 10 layers of fiberglass on one side and none on the other? Have you tried putting 4 to 5 on each side and comparing the results? You seem to like to make different things and compare them. I highly recommend you experiment with other layups. The physics tells us that a strong skin on each side ...
by foam-n-fibre
Wed May 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Change AoA of front wing
Replies: 5
Views: 3865

Re: Change AoA of front wing

If you tilt the mast you will end up changing the AoA of both wings. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing with your setup. It seems if things are working properly then you will have to change the AoA of both so that they are still the same. Is it possible that you are having to keep y...
by foam-n-fibre
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial
Replies: 35
Views: 16354

Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

When hooking to a fixed object, don't disconnect the leash and hold the flying kite just by the unhooked chicken loop. Hmmm... what could possibly go wrong? Why disconnect your 2 connection points before attaching one of them to the anchor? Even when hooking to that log, if you take the leash off, h...
by foam-n-fibre
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drysuits circa 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 5979

Re: Drysuits circa 2018

If you haven't tried one, just so you know, while a loose fitting suit is super flexible and supple out of the water, they get squeezed against you with lots of wrinkles on any parts submerged (mostly the legs) and are nowhere near as flexible under water. They're still good suits, but be aware of t...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airrush Sector board repair question
Replies: 4
Views: 2207

Re: Airrush Sector board repair question

What does it look like inside the hole? White bead type styrofoam? I'm pretty sure that's what's in the core but you might have a high density thin layer of other foam as part of the skin. The above advice is good. Just, whatever you do, don't use polyester resin like some surfboards still use, and ...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A kite without an experience
Replies: 38
Views: 12002

Re: A kite without an experience

I self taught myself back in 2000. My 2 cents is that a small 2 line trainer, around 1 to 2 metres is good for learning the way to fly a kite and how it pulls hard through the power zone etc. There are pretty cheap ones available. I once got one for my kids from China and it flew like crap, so check...
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sleeving lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Sleeving lines

Look up kite making supplies online and you can buy hollow sleeving line.

Peter

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