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Re: Elictric foiling.
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2017, 12:03:10 PM »
That's how I'm doing the geezer foil--two 12" chinook mast tracks. And I'm going to install a pair in my L41 for the clearwater SUP foil I'm building. I took a clearwater wing and extended it two inches--hedging my bets.


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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2017, 01:21:21 PM »
It looks great and that's exactly what the lateral foils are designed for, steady constant speed. Any board and foil would do, I'd buy the batteries and propulsion unit and put it onto a standard sup for catching waves.
Is it foiling or more like boating ?

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Re: Elictric foiling.
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2017, 06:16:31 PM »
I vote that it's a PWC but that's ok. Lotta guys inland here in the states that I wish could surf their local lake. Bring it on.

Hey Pono, did you just put an aluminum plate under that foil and then fill in the foil to fair the flat section? What's the fill?

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Re: Elictric foiling.
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2017, 08:30:56 PM »
Yup. I'm really lazy. The fill is microballons.
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Re: Elictric foiling.
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2017, 02:22:43 AM »
I'm backing it man. Why wait on Clearwater to build the bigger SUP model? Hoping to test pilot my monster wing this weekend   

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Re: Elictric foiling.
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2017, 07:42:42 AM »
I saw a closeup of the lift motor--much more sophisticated than it looked from the brief glimpse from behind. But still, that can all be easily duplicated. If I get GF2 working well it will be a great platform for electric drive.
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Re: Elictric foiling.
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2017, 06:13:18 PM »
If you were downwinding the battery could last a lot longer. My old AirHog BiPlane had a 2 or 3 minute battery, but if I floated it, did gliding....10 minutes flight easy - not that this is a 30 toy plane but if you take advantage of wind/waves you will have a lot more time than the straight amp-hour rating.