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 Post subject: Spotz 2 Front Wing Installation - Caution During Assembly
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:26 am 
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One of my foils is a Spotz 2, with both models of front and rear wings. Great foil!

Installing the front wing is very simple. Push it into the fuselage with the set screw in place. Then, UNSREW the set screw until it is flush with the bottom of the fuselage.

Pretty simple. But......not intuitive, and sometimes done incorrectly.

I now know 4 riders who have lost their front wings. They all screwed the set screw IN until it was tight, then lost their wings on the first session. One of my friends lost his after 5 minutes!

The instructions that come with the foil are good. UNSCREW (back out) the set screw, don't screw it in.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotz 2 Front Wing Installation - Caution During Assembl
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:33 am 
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Don,
I have both front wings too, but I'm not aware that the new rear wing is already out.
Antonello


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 Post subject: Re: Spotz 2 Front Wing Installation - Caution During Assembl
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:16 am 
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My mistake.....
http://www.spotz-foil.com/#!product/prd ... /aile-arrière-freerace-freerace-back-wing


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 Post subject: Re: Spotz 2 Front Wing Installation - Caution During Assembl
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:30 am 
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can I check on the rear wing fixing, do you wind the set screws back out or do you wind them in so that they engage on the inside surface and set the rear wing angle.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotz 2 Front Wing Installation - Caution During Assembl
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:26 pm 
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Yes. The rear wing angle set screws are screwed in until they hit the inside of the fuselage tube.

You can adjust the angle with the two set screws. Be gentle with these. Don't make them very tight. They are just threaded into a small amount of carbon fiber and over tightening can cause them to strip the threads.

The bearing surface of the end of the adjustment set screws is very small. After finding the best angle some racers are installing a wedge into the tube to spread the load. and not rely on the adjustment screws.

Here is a link to the installation instructions.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/439 ... e_2014.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Spotz 2 Front Wing Installation - Caution During Assembl
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:29 pm 
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antonell0 wrote:
Don,
I have both front wings too, but I'm not aware that the new rear wing is already out.
Antonello


We only received a few in our area 2 weeks ago. The new front and back wing combination rides really well.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotz 2 Front Wing Installation - Caution During Assembl
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:05 pm 
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Thanks don, it's what I thought, no Instructions came with mine, perfect finish though :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Spotz 2 Front Wing Installation - Caution During Assembl
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:53 pm 
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Don_C wrote:
After finding the best angle some racers are installing a wedge into the tube to spread the load. and not rely on the adjustment screws.


I just wrapped the stabilizer tab with plumbers teflon tape and it works great. Though mine was a little wobbly without it.


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