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by opie
Wed May 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 13980

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

I am no expert but I think if you add some fibers at 45/45 it will help with twist. Hopefully someone with more experience will notice this and give more specific suggestions.
by opie
Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 13980

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

What direction were the fibers? How many layers of what weight cloth?
by opie
Mon May 07, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!
Replies: 10
Views: 5231

Re: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!

Pathetic first attempts is exactly the place to start. That's how I got to where I am now, the pathetic 500th attempt.
by opie
Tue May 01, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Boogie
Replies: 9
Views: 3084

Re: Boogie

TomW wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 4:51 pm
I put 3x 200g uni D cf, 150mm wide on both sides of my latest build and that was bombproof.
Kinda sacrilege to use carbon on a boogie board.....
By "both sides" you mean top and bottom? Under the twill?
by opie
Tue May 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: T-Tails on 50 and 70 cm masts
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

Re: T-Tails on 50 and 70 cm masts

Thanks for posting your results. :thumb:

Do you think the vertical surface area is making all of the difference, or does raising the stab out of the front wing turbulence have something to do with it?
by opie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 13980

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Now we're talking!
by opie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 13980

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

I go as often as possible. You know me. I am Chris, the guy who learned to foil as a beginner kiter a couple seasons ago on a Liquid Force foil and Cloud kites. Last year i had shoulder surgery but I 'll be there lots this year. I'll reintroduce myself when I see you. :)
by opie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 13980

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Other reason is that my DIY mast needs Tuttle as well, so will be the same method but mast will be inserted in the orange Tuttle box, bolted and gel or Epoxy poured in with heaps of carbon. Easy. My first mast didn't come out straight. I thought I had it set right but apparently not. I need to work...
by opie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 13980

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Cr10 printer, so 10 or 11 inch sections glued together with acrylic glue. Three sections each for fuse, mast, and the 32" wing I am printing now.
by opie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 13980

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

:) I've got a bag of Fix-it-all in the garage ready for my next attempt at a mold. I am considering trying to make a copy of my Go Foil mast when it arrives. I also like Dirk's "dirty mold" method. It seems like I could strengthen them with pour foam. Anyway, in the meantime, with the PLA molds I am...

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