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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:54 pm

sflinux wrote:Hawaiis,
Love all of your hydrofoil posts and Vimeo videos, keep them coming.
Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your front and rear wooden hydrofoils?
I have John's blue RR board.
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I took the dimensions off the Rush Randle hydrofoil. You can adjust the size according to your weight.

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:00 am

Paipo board water testing.


https://vimeo.com/m/78705912

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Arcsrule » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:26 pm

nice vid! thanks and feel free to post more :)

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:38 am

Water went into the carbon fuselage tube, figured it would be easier to make one with wood than to stop the leak.
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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:32 pm

Complete wood hydrofoil, easy to assemble, easy to make.
Very low cost, probably $200 in material.
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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Bigdog » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:35 pm

I'm really impressed that good old low tec wood can work so well. You proved it man! What does that whole setup weigh? You geometry seems pretty good from your video. Can you post details of all the relevant dimensions? I just may have to get on the bandwagon!

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:18 am

Bigdog wrote:I'm really impressed that good old low tec wood can work so well. You proved it man! What does that whole setup weigh? You geometry seems pretty good from your video. Can you post details of all the relevant dimensions? I just may have to get on the bandwagon!

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The whole setup weight just over 5kg,
Lighter than all three commercially available one that I have,
The Rush Randle Aluminum
The MHL lift Carbon veneer
The Carafino Carbon Fiberglass
The floor tile is 1 foot square, so you can see how big they are.

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Bille » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:22 am

This is Great !

After looking at your wool foils ; i just decided to forget
about Most of the carbon stuff, and learn on a home-made
ply-wood one of my own.

Good Job !! :thumb:

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:39 am

The position of the foil still need some tweaking, the Carbon tube was taking water, everything else seem good.
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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby kjorn » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:55 am

Wow! Thanks for the inspiration, I'm going to have to make one of these now :)

What angle of attack of both wings? Neutral for both? Or do you have a slight positive at the front?

Nice vids :)


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