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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby rynhardt » Thu May 11, 2017 3:16 pm

You could always just mount a Bixpy jet on the board. :lol:
Will run you around USD1200 for the Bixpy and a spare mast and plate, and some elbow grease.
Mount it behind or in front or even below the fuselage.
Make it easy to dismount the whole contraption and you have a normal foil board again.
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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby fun2kite » Thu May 11, 2017 3:51 pm

Or scubajet once it is available . 1000 euro and u have ur own lift. Not integrated, but I rather only buy motor, not yet another complete foil set.

Ur board needs to be big enough (volume) to get going.

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby grigorib » Thu May 11, 2017 4:20 pm

fun2kite wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:01 pm
Why are they not using small water "jet" engine and instead using propeller ?
Sounds realistic - put the batteries and pump inside the board, have intake and the propulsion pipes go inside the mast and have a nice jet foil, quiet and beautiful.

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby BWD » Thu May 11, 2017 6:05 pm

^thats a funny picture with the outboard but I think ya want the thrust, centers of gravity and lift to be closer together.. if that makes sense..

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby andylc » Fri May 12, 2017 9:22 pm

At $12,000 a pop I doubt we'll see anywhere getting overrun with them...

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby diyefoil » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:49 pm

My self and few others are working on a efoil unit using crowdfunding and crowd design. Looks like the entire unit can be built for under $4k, and just the propulsion system and waterproof surfboard remote control will be less than half that cost. It's the Hydrofoil and board that carry a ton of cost.

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby Rakky » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:10 am

Isn't there a way to just design a motor/fan for propulsion that can be attached to the mast, or two motors in parallel, that can be mounted on the mast, close to the fuselage. Modular - so you can add/remove when ever you want. That would be a lot cheaper, as a few people already have the Board and Foil, and used ones are getting cheap.

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Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:26 am

Rakky wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:10 am
Isn't there a way to just design a motor/fan for propulsion that can be attached to the mast, or two motors in parallel, that can be mounted on the mast, close to the fuselage. Modular - so you can add/remove when ever you want. That would be a lot cheaper, as a few people already have the Board and Foil, and used ones are getting cheap.

Did you see the link just before your post Rakky, from diyefoil ?

http://www.diy-electric-hydrofoil.com/

It is your very thought :D

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