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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby geron » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:20 am

It all makes a lot of sence; the only thing that makes a large front wing more desireble is: the mast and small wing make turbulence to the main (rear) wing and therefore is not the most eficient.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:40 am

geron wrote:It all makes a lot of sence; the only thing that makes a large front wing more desireble is: the mast and small wing make turbulence to the main (rear) wing and therefore is not the most eficient.
The claims are that the foil has 30% more lift and less drag. (Albeit maybe less drag from smaller wings)
I'd like to have a fix that would do that to my car's efficiency.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby ronnie » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:59 am

Thanks for the answers Nicolas - and for bringing the Spitfire to market so quickly. The tests will answer a lot of questions.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby gmb13 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:43 am

Hi Guys,

To make the review video more comprehensive and useful for anyone it would be great if you can post your questions about the spitfire here if they have not already been in the thread.

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Gunnar

Questions so far:

Bletti:

How different is tacking and gybing compared to a race foil and other wave foils?

Does it feel sluggish like other aluminum foils?

How does it feel strapped vs strapless?

Does it feel different or better jumping with it?

Mossy:

Is it more or less pitch sensitive than a standard front wing design?

Does it overfoil at higher speeds?

Ronnie:

How consistent is the pitch stability as the AOA is changed?

How consistent is the pitch stability at different speeds?

Do the wings 'pump' in the same way as with a conventional foil?
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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Bletti » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:53 pm

How different is tacking and gybing compared to a race foil and other wave foils? Does it feel sluggish like other aluminum foils? How does it feel strapped vs strapless? Does it feel different or better jumping with it? Can you smash it into the ground a few times at full speed and see how durable it is? :lol:

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:20 pm

Is it more or less pitch sensitive than a standard front wing design? Does it overfoil at higher speeds?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby ronnie » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:31 pm

How consistent is the pitch stability as the AOA is changed?
How consistent is the pitch stability at different speeds?
Do the wings 'pump' in the same way as with a conventional foil?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:20 pm

Which wing will stall first when you go too slow ? And does it matter much on a hydrofoil ?

As this is a thing aircraft take into the design, so the front wing stalls first and the plane will autorecover from a stall.

On a hydrofoil we might most likely prefer a different response than on a plane, or it is not important in the same way :wink:

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Frankieboy » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:32 pm

very exiting stuff guys !

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby plummet » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:48 pm

Gunnar,

How about a comparison between a standard wave orientated foil, say Moses fluente', and the spitfire.?

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