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by downunder
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?
Replies: 20
Views: 1132

Re: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?

Shipping anywhere up to 15 inserts is AU$8 if not mistaking.
No source, they are like a hens teeth for small batches.

http://boardbuilders-forum.1077691.n5.n ... -td30.html
by downunder
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?
Replies: 20
Views: 1132

Re: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?

Thinking of making a pocket board, but what's the best way to attach the mast in to board when I don't want to have through the board bolts & nuts but have the mast bolts threaded to the board, please? Thanks very much! :thumb: I just drilled holes into core and epoxied inserts in place, then sever...
by downunder
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Where to start?

A few more beginner questions: Could I use eps or xps foarm instead of plywood with the same process? (even creating the rocker by gluing 2 sheets?) If I find foam blocks of 1m , can I glue them together to achive more length, e.g. 1.5 meter? If I want to glass 2-3 layers, do I have to wait for the...
by downunder
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 377
Views: 74154

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Ah well, I have found issues after taking it for a ride... The fuselage cracked on 4 places in mast slot. Yep. The mast cracked near the brass insert. Not happy....I do know how to fix a fuse, but the mast is a bit more complicated. Anyways, today I’ve seen a MikesLab prototype. Unbelievable piece o...
by downunder
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Where to start?

3.1-3.2kg is quite a lot for my 59kg :) I think 300g triax carbon is overkill, particularly on both sides. The main overkill is 300-350 Euros if true. Can u buy a second hand board for that price? To be fair, I do not see a point of having plate rails, which are pain in the a.s to mount and unmount....
by downunder
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.
Replies: 42
Views: 4521

Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Here some 2.5 Heliloops with my old SPEED 3 21.0 : https://youtu.be/rbp5p13oiJ8?t=1m14s But you can also loop the SOUL while jumping at strong wind: https://vimeo.com/275378804 https://www.facebook.com/guy.bridge.961/posts/2255022351408758 Cheers, Armin Sure, but only if u are Armin or Guy Bridge ;)
by downunder
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Where to start?

Plummet is not reading, is he?

;)
by downunder
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Where to start?

Start with KISS. I am quite the opposite, did not read anything simply b/c my approach is different. Tools are, of course, the same, but how one is using it is not. On the Northern Hemisphere winter one would need a heated place, there is nothing worse then working in cold room. Expect long time for...
by downunder
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Free kite plans on GitHub
Replies: 112
Views: 34563

Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Yeah,

sorry, no pics, promised not to take any...

I'm as well thinking about the kite project, got all the gear, but 100 hours is a long time. I can knock off a beautiful shaped TT board in about 30. Well I did, not building for the last 3 years :(
by downunder
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Free kite plans on GitHub
Replies: 112
Views: 34563

Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Hi there, To be fair, I think the best project would be a single skin foil kite. Being a fortunate enough to see two prototypes in action, and man, it is a game changer. It is. The simplicity and safety of a single skin kite is just unmatched for 99% of us, particularly for a HF. They are ultralight...

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