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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby longwhitecloud » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:54 am

lol "Yeah right, that looks like it was just drawn about 5 minutes ago."

its screenshot from a 2014 kiteforum post idea i made.. so no...!

love to know if teh range is good with low drag!

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby Séb » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:10 pm

More infos this morning with a Q&A newsletter:

How long does the battery last?
The battery duration depends on the rider’s weight and speed. On average the ride time is one hour riding at 15 mph. The battery is easily interchangeable.

What is the time to recharge the battery?
2.5 hours. Just plug it in and go.

What is the max speed?
Max speed is about 25 MPH (40 KPH)

What does it cost?
Let’s not spoil all of the fun at once. ;)

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby palmbeacher » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:26 pm

My guess is $5000 USD+

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby palmbeacher » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:21 pm

Also, I think this will be considered a personal watercraft under US coastguard rules. I am a bit concerned for Manatees in Florida when people start racing these on our waterways at 25mph.

Jet-propelled watercrafts come in many sizes, but the most common for recreational boaters is the personal watercraft (PWC). A PWC is a small vessel that uses an inboard jet drive as its primary source of propulsion and is designed to be operated by a person or persons sitting, standing, or kneeling on the vessel rather than inside the vessel. The U.S. Coast Guard includes personal watercraft in the group of inboard vessels less than 16 feet in length.

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby fun2kite » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:30 pm

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby Europ2 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:41 pm

Just wondering what happens when you surf a wave and switch the propeller off to save the battery ?
I tend to think there would be a lot of drag.... :
- unless a brushless motor can be used as a generator and create energy
- retractable propeller blades could be used

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby Blackrat » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:48 pm

You can set the ESC to brake so that the propeller doesn't 'windmill' and create huge drag

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby fun2kite » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:01 pm

Why are they not using small water "jet" engine and instead using propeller ?

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby Eltreato » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:46 pm

Blackrat wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:48 pm
You can set the ESC to brake so that the propeller doesn't 'windmill' and create huge drag
I hope so, this would be a huge benefit for swell riding!

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby skideeppow » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:07 pm

palmbeacher wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:26 pm
My guess is $5000 USD+
I called lift, i also thought 5k. Try $12,500.

I know we are an affluent demographic, but i cant see paying this much for that. Might as well get a jet boat. Too bad, i was super psyched for it.


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