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 Post subject: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Latest project almost done, talk about learning curve! Will post more info when it is finally done and tested (if it works) Been trolling the French Hydro Foil forum for help and info it's been slow going to say the least. The Frenchies like play their cards close to their chests. Not to mention the language barrier :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:11 pm 
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Challenging build man! This one is outtta my league
Did you have a refernce board are are you rocking a blank sheet?

Good on ya for tackling it, I hope it rides well.


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 Post subject: Re: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:31 am 
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Have anyone thought about making a foilboard for weed conditions? A 45 degree mast joined at the front of the big foil. Both foils would have to be 45 degree as well, so the mast should probably be mounted quite far ahead on the board.

The loads would be large compared to the current design. I guess a stiff design is crucial for the board to be possible to ride?


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 Post subject: Re: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Johnny Rotten wrote:
Challenging build man! This one is outtta my league
Did you have a refernce board are are you rocking a blank sheet?

Good on ya for tackling it, I hope it rides well.


Thanks Johnny. No all scratch build nothing to base it on other than what I have seen on the interwebs. I've never even ridden one lol. A friend of mine copied the design I had and make a quick proto out of wood and although very basic it flew. He's got a MHL Lift now and loving it. Totally different foil though. I'll be happy if it gets me going a few meters :) The higher aspect foils tend to be a handful.


KristianE wrote:
Have anyone thought about making a foilboard for weed conditions? A 45 degree mast joined at the front of the big foil. Both foils would have to be 45 degree as well, so the mast should probably be mounted quite far ahead on the board.

The loads would be large compared to the current design. I guess a stiff design is crucial for the board to be possible to ride?


Yeah guys are doing this but it creates challenges in terms of design and build. For now I'm happy with this design. You still going to get stuff accumulating at the bottom near the fuselage. Just be careful where you ride. It's not a all terrain board.


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 Post subject: Re: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:28 am 
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Good JOB !!

Be FUN to see pictures of it while your riding someday soon !

I want one of those but can't afford it. :(
I know people who own one and Would let me mold theirs
but
i kinda should try & keep the Karma somewhat =, and don't ride a stolen foil.
So that kinda leaves building my own or don't ride one.

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:33 am 
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Bille,
Mold it. No one will ever say a thing unless you start production : )
This will save you tons of grief and R&D.
Just M O though
Nico


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 Post subject: Re: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:24 am 
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Thanks Billie, Nico. Billie some inspiration for you below :wink: There is a science to it all sure. But you don't have to go big to get some decent results. Do it. Nothing has stopped you before 8)



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 Post subject: Re: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:21 am 
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Great little Vid!

Shows that you don't need to go full on high tech to start with.

I love how he is making his life hard starting right behind the boat in the bubbles ;-) If there is one thing Foils don't like it's Air Bubbles in the water :-)



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 Post subject: Re: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:22 am 
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Amazing !
You guys built that thing on a yacht.
Hats off to you
nico


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 Post subject: Re: Hydro Foil almost done
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Nico wrote:
Amazing !
You guys built that thing on a yacht.
Hats off to you
nico


Just to be clear I don't know the guys in clip. Just something I found on YouTube few months ago. But it shows you what can be done. You don't need a massive budget to have some fun.


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