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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby tswierkocki » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:30 am

I gave the Lickity Spit (standard Spitfire rear wing + XLW front wing) a go today in flat water. Works surprisingly well!!!

Better turning then the XLW wings, almost the same take off speed, but much faster. The XLW is a bit slow in flat water but the Lickity Spit was fun. My initial impression was that flying gybes were much easier since it seems to handle front foot weight better than the stock setups.

I thought it would take a bit of front foot pressure but it seemed to like a balanced front/rear foot pressure. Still carved a nice turn off the back foot.

Worked so well that I think Zeeko should offer an option to just buy the front XLW wing.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby bragnouff » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:08 am

As I was eyeing a shorter 700mm mast to accommodate one of my local flat water spots, I see on http://zeeko-kites.com/gb/foil-series/3 ... plate.html the following warning "Be careful 40, 60 and 70cm masts are not usable with the Spitfire". Any idea why? What would happen with a short mast?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby clint2070 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:07 am

bragnouff wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:08 am
As I was eyeing a shorter 700mm mast to accommodate one of my local flat water spots, I see on http://zeeko-kites.com/gb/foil-series/3 ... plate.html the following warning "Be careful 40, 60 and 70cm masts are not usable with the Spitfire". Any idea why? What would happen with a short mast?
I asked them on the phone and they said the spitfire mast is cut at an angle so that mast you posted wouldn't give it the right angle of attack. they also claim they've tested it with a shorter mast and it doesn't work. :o

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby bigtone667 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:37 pm

bragnouff wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:08 am
As I was eyeing a shorter 700mm mast to accommodate one of my local flat water spots, I see on http://zeeko-kites.com/gb/foil-series/3 ... plate.html the following warning "Be careful 40, 60 and 70cm masts are not usable with the Spitfire". Any idea why? What would happen with a short mast?
I am using one. Seems to work fine.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby clint2070 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:57 am

bigtone667 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:37 pm
bragnouff wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:08 am
As I was eyeing a shorter 700mm mast to accommodate one of my local flat water spots, I see on http://zeeko-kites.com/gb/foil-series/3 ... plate.html the following warning "Be careful 40, 60 and 70cm masts are not usable with the Spitfire". Any idea why? What would happen with a short mast?
I am using one. Seems to work fine.
wow ! what mast are you using ? can you post a pic ?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby bigtone667 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:03 am

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Macisback » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:31 pm

The alloy masts are all the same, it's the base plate for the Spitfire that is angled.
I have a 60cm and 95cm mast with angled baseplate.

Havent tested the 60cm (shallow) yet.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby clint2070 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:38 am

Macisback wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:31 pm
The alloy masts are all the same, it's the base plate for the Spitfire that is angled.
I have a 60cm and 95cm mast with angled baseplate.

Havent tested the 60cm (shallow) yet.
Thats awesome.what size mast came stock with my spitfire ?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Sun » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:48 pm

Does anyone know what all the screw sizes are for the Spitfire? What I can find online says the back wing screws to the fuselage with 3 M5 20nm screws, but I think mine has one shorter one, maybe 15mm?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Macisback » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:46 am

Stock mast is 90 cm, one screw is shorter indeed, havent measured, but would say around 12mm?


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