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Re: franken foil cookbook ?

Postby BWD » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:14 am

I definitely would not take an electric drill to my MHL carbon fuselage (if I had one) and doing same to my aluminum zeeko fuselage is not my first choice, though it is probably viable, especially for strapless.

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Re: franken foil cookbook ?

Postby styleito » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:41 am

My Hoverglide seems to have bolt spaced at 2" on both ends. I think m8 connecting the fuselage and m6 connecting the plate.

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Re: franken foil cookbook ?

Postby BWD » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:58 am

So slingshot is 2"/50.8mm or just somewhere in the area of 2"?
51mm is very close to 52 mm. 52mm is the measurement to the outer edges of 8 mm holes 48mm on center...

So, could it be the zeeko and slingshot share the same spacing? Too good to be true, probably, but has it been ruled out?

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Re: franken foil cookbook ?

Postby jespin4845 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:02 am

zeeko and slingshot do not share the same hole distance, unfortunately

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Re: franken foil cookbook ?

Postby BWD » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:47 am

Hmmm, not really surprised, so close yet so far.
Probably none do...
At least the Tuttle and plate systems are somewhat compatible between brands...

For mast/fuse issues then, options appear:
-pay the man
-Swiss cheese fuselage and adjust stance
-build adapter plates a la Houston Kiteboarding
-build custom fuse

But still, what exactly is the SS hoverglide spacing?

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Re: franken foil cookbook ?

Postby stevez » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:33 am

Just to confirm, Zeeko spacing is 48mm, or 47.87mm to be precise. But if you've got a zeeko fuselage, why not just order a short zeeko mast? It's not too expensive, 229 EUR on the zeeko website, including base plate. Taking off the euro tax will offset the shipping cost somewhat.
I fitted a stringy foil to a zeeko mast, and had to get another hole drilled, as it was already drilled for a liquid force mast. I filled the LF hole in and painted over it with model enamel paint. So that's also an option to get rid of the swiss cheese effect, or reduce it somewhat.

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Re: franken foil cookbook ?

Postby juandesooka » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:34 am

Hi bwd

I am away from home until next week, Will measure and post when I get back. I have a vague memory of them being 50x170mm...
But could be wrong. I actually thought as and zeeko had same volt pattern but I guess not.

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Re: franken foil cookbook ?

Postby BWD » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:19 pm

Thanks guys. It does seem like another zeeko purchase would be sensible.
The plate to board pattern for zeeko is 85x165 on my older plate, the newer ones have elongated holes to allow 90x165 as well.
90x165 is the more common plate to board spacing I think.
90x140 is also used and my plate has a second set of holes to allow 90x140, this would work with any board having a 90mm wide track system.

Mantafoils also makes a plate to fit several bolt patterns, and a version that adapts Tuttle headed masts.
So there are some good options for board/foil connection.

Mast to fuselage adapters are few. I think the idea is interesting and may become more common. I still have half a mind to make one, at some point...


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