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by plummet
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles
Replies: 20
Views: 595

Re: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles

Hehe.... I have 800gm uni and 800gm twill in the mast.
Needless to say it doesn't break when I hit the sea floor, fish and submerged logs!
It also weighs heaps less than a alloy mast and floats.... so win win.
by plummet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How do you dismount?
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: How do you dismount?

I do the hard carve upwind to fall into the water option. Sometimes for shits and giggles I just jump off
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by plummet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?

Sounds like you should try one. Stuff body dragging 1km before you can start.
by plummet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: DIY split wave twinny
Replies: 17
Views: 644

Re: DIY split wave twinny

Yeah two plates would be fine. They wouldn't need to be thick at all since they would be on both sides of the board. Like 300gsm carbon skins might even be enough. I did some measuring and marking on my foil board last night. The bottom part that goes under the plate could be 200mm wide and 700mm l...
by plummet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Destroying my Slingshot Ghost Whisperer
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Destroying my Slingshot Ghost Whisperer

shorter mast or deeper water.
by plummet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles
Replies: 20
Views: 595

Re: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles

If mast is critical for stiffness. The stiffer the better. The difference between too flexible and stiff is only a few hundred grams. My call is to make sure the mast is STIFF. If you want to skimp on weight take it out of the board, fuse and wings.
by plummet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 33
Views: 2158

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

.you should easily be able to hold the power if the kite is flagged. You haven't kited in truely windy conditions then. I guess not. If you can't hold a flagged kite that is wrapped around a bar, then your only option is to dump the kite. In other words , It's not a safe day to kite :roll: :roll: :...
by plummet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles
Replies: 20
Views: 595

Re: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles

Sorry your right. My bad.

Should have been 0,15,30,45

You could potentially omit 45's and run 0,15,30. But dual 45 angles are easy to achieve so why not.
by plummet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 3D printing of kite plastic parts: low friction sliding ring
Replies: 88
Views: 4406

Re: 3D printing of kite plastic parts: low friction sliding ring

YES i use your Dynabar-V7 with my land buggy ; makes for a better more comfortable ride for me. And Yes i'll purchase one of your low friction rings , (when Ya get it sorted out). Please do NOT give up on this project of yours ; it's worth the time invested. :thumb: Bille Hardwire your chicken loop...
by plummet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles
Replies: 20
Views: 595

Re: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles

Yep. I ran uni-on the angle from corner to corner of mast. Maybe 10 deg? This means it's not wrapped, correct? Because very hard to go 'around' mast LE with Uni. Not impossible, but hard. I still need to make a plug, so no. No tests for now. Also, I'm building for 60kg rider, and you are 80-90 :) 7...

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