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by opie
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: filling bolt holes?
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: filling bolt holes?

Finally gave it a shot. Not as easy as it looks. I think it will work but I think it is prudent to start saving for a production board. Hopefully they will be available when I am ready.
by opie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Hand-held vacuum cleaner for inflation
Replies: 25
Views: 1557

Re: Hand-held vacuum cleaner for inflation

I am in your shoes, looking for a good deal on a leaf blower. I pulled out my dirt devil hand held rechargeable vacuum and it doesn't blow out much air at all. maybe as much as a 3 inch personal fan. This is probably the cheapest model on earth but even so it is not even close to strong enough to in...
by opie
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Aftermarket/3rd party wings
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: Aftermarket/3rd party wings

I have the ketos Fr2 whole foil. It is expensive but I liked the fact that they make lots of wings I can buy that all fit.
by opie
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Aftermarket/3rd party wings
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: Aftermarket/3rd party wings

$500 or less and I would buy it. It would have to be very special to cost more than that. I'd much rather buy wings than whole new sets. I have already bought an extra wing and stabilizer from Ketos, and I would have no qualms about spending the same money with a 3rd party vendor. A different wing f...
by opie
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: filling bolt holes?
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: filling bolt holes?

Awesome post. Now I can get to work.

I am going to order "structural filler", will west system 404 high density filler be good? It is supposed to be stronger but harder to sand, or can I get away with a low density filler like west system 407 with microbaloons?
by opie
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: filling bolt holes?
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: filling bolt holes?

Sounds very possible the board will self destruct over time from this, and possibly the foilmount too. If by over time you meant after about an hour of riding you were correct. So now I have delamed the bottom of the board. I will take off foilmount and would like to just through bolt the foil on, ...
by opie
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: light wind trim?
Replies: 23
Views: 1530

Re: light wind trim?

I had another chance to try the 12m and I did much better. I depowered at the trim strap even more, and I am getting used to it. I think that the ultra light bar pressure was so strange I kept trimming out to add pressure, so that I could turn. Now I see that as long as the kite is moving it seems t...
by opie
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: light wind trim?
Replies: 23
Views: 1530

Re: light wind trim?

Yep, a 12m and a15m Pansh A15. They are only a few sessions old, and seem very stable.
by opie
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: light wind trim?
Replies: 23
Views: 1530

Re: light wind trim?

I am using a Ketos FR2 wing, and my lines are just a few sessions old and all even. Today I had a couple hours and did a little better. I made a point of pulling the trim in more than usual and it worked better. I need to work on turning the kite without losing all the momentum. A few times today I ...

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