Yes I am. I am not sure how were you able to pick that up from those photos though...aros,I see you are camping in Viganj?
what a great and windy place!
Have fun with hydro
I know the proper foil shape would be great, but lexan is quite hard to work with. If you send it to fast it starts to melt. I routed the edge so the edge is thin, but i was limited with the router blade that I had at home, I am sure i could find something better in a tool store. To put a foil shape in the whole wing would not be very easy to do. If I will do that in the futute, I will rather do that in wood and glass it.I think it will work, but probably will not be very efficient. I have the following suggestions:
-Take a sander and add a proper foil the wings. It is important to have a thin trailing edge. The back wing should have a little negative lift (opposite of the front). The negative lift in the back helps you to reduce the angle of attack in the front by lifting the nose.
-If the wings have very much flex after sanding, consider laminating with fiberglass. Check that the resin will bond to the Lexan. You will definitely need to sand the entire surface.
-Thin out the trailing edge of the mast.
-Add a couple more layers of glass to the mast to reduce the flex.
-Try to get some lower profile bolts for the fuselage.
-If you don't already know how to ride a foil, it will be VERY difficult to troubleshoot mast placement, angle of attack, and overall lift. See if you can get an experienced foil rider to help you tune it.
Good luck and report back.
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