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 Post subject: Re: Hydrofoil parts, names ?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:27 am 
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Hydrofoil is can be defined to be a one piece construction with different names for area. Like a house, it has rooms, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.

Hydrofoil defined as follows:

Strut- hydrofoil long shaft
Fuselage-the main body of an aircraft where the wings attach
Mounting plate (area) that mounts to board
Wings
screws, mounting wings to fuselage
screws, mounting strut to board


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 Post subject: Re: Hydrofoil parts, names ?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:35 am 
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[quote="C A R A F I N O 2014"] Hydrofoil is & can be defined to be a one piece construction with different names for area. Like a house, it has rooms, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.

Hydrofoil defined as follows:

Strut- hydrofoil long shaft
Fuselage-the main body of an aircraft where the wings attach
Mounting plate (area) that mounts to board
Wings
screws/hardware, mounting wings to fuselage
screws/hardware, mounting strut to board/boat

ALSO; mast refers to anything above your head, like a flag pole, sail boat mast, etc. so this define is incorrect.

Keel refers to anything below the hull, so not accurate in this definition. As a keel does not have wings attach to it. It traditionally and accurately has a lead weight to provide balance to a ship for stability from/when heeling.

The proper definition for a hydrofoil is a strut. It may be helpful to reference a maritime dictionary as all our definitions are in nautical language and aeronautical.

hydrofoil |ˈhīdrəˌfoil|
noun
a boat whose hull is fitted underneath with shaped vanes (foils) that lift the hull clear of the water to increase the boat's speed.
hydrofoil

ORIGIN 1920s: from hydro- [relating to water]


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 Post subject: Re: Hydrofoil parts, names ?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:29 am 
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I concur,
Strut,
Fuselage,
Front wing,
Rear wing
Middle wing


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 Post subject: Re: Hydrofoil parts, names ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:29 am 
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Peter_Frank wrote:
Mast or Keel is what I've heard most, also manufacturers, use.
Mast is a bit confusing, i admit...

I went through the topic I got some findings.
Why do we not use a sailing vocabulary? Instead we use aviation one.
I thought foilboarding is about sailing seas rather than flying skies ;)
Check it out:
A fuselage is a main body of a plane.
A main body of a vessel is a hull.
Have you ever seen a sailing unit having a mast under water? Actually I've had - once they were sinking.
Whatever appendage of sailing unit got it is called a fin or a keel.
A keel of vessel from a structural point of view is is a beam around which the hull of a ship is built.
A fin is a thin component or appendage attached to a larger body or structure.

On Polish forum I created a topic with FAQ and proposed to Poles to use maritime expressions. Check out Question No.4:
http://www.foilforum.pl/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=83

I've been trying to convince Poles to use:
- a fin (our masts, struts (building roofs?), keels, T-bars)
- a keel (our fusalage) ,
- wings

And I think not too many buys it.
Most of users talks about planes, hydroplanes, masts.
Should I give up with idea to understand it as a sailor?


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 Post subject: Re: Hydrofoil parts, names ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:28 pm 
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http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2388064
Kite Board HydroFoil
board
Strut
fuse
T bar, strut and fuse connected
F wing
R wing
C wing if TT, BiDi
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 Post subject: Re: Hydrofoil parts, names ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:41 pm 
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Peter_Frank wrote:

And as "Strut" hasnt been used by any of the new manufactures (and will certainly not be used here, because it seems so wrong)

I beg your pardon, I have and will continue to call it a strut because that is what it is, period!
Read carefully all definitions anywhere and ask your self how can you call it anything else?
By the way our sport was named "flysurf" in the beginning, also incorrect!
And it is also not kite surfing unless you are in waves.
Kite boarding is what we do when not in waves.
R H


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