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FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« on: August 25, 2017, 03:10:52 PM »
Sam Pa'e and Myron Vangieson built a huge Foil board to use this weekend at the Red Bull Party Wave event, check out the building process at facebook links.  What do you think, will it work?

https://www.facebook.com/sam.pae.9/posts/10210713306331959?notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic_tagged&notif_id=1503694371662000

https://www.facebook.com/sam.pae.9/posts/10210711782773871?comment_id=10210716188764018&notif_t=mentions_comment&notif_id=1503647262219854

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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 07:32:47 PM »
Probably. It's sort of a pretty version of the geezer foil without the surface piercing stability.
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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 08:55:46 PM »
What do you think, will it work?

I bet it does, if not, at least it will make a really nice picnic table; "pass me the pickles please"...

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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 02:23:05 AM »
I will be very surprised if it works.

I hope they take some video. It will be fun to watch.
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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 06:35:46 AM »
I'll bet some tuning on the tail will get an angle that flies. Either way, what a blast.

I gotta follow that event. Sounds like a ball.

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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 12:27:59 PM »
They are taking it out tomorrow without a trial run and I'm planning to shoot some video.  Crossing fingers it works. 
From my experience, the weight needs to be balanced over the front wind for level flight.  So it looks to me that I if the three riders are on the deck pad, the weight will be too far back for balanced flight and the wing will breach but hopefully they can get it to work.

Here is the information on the Red Bull Party Wave event:
https://www.redbull.com/us-en/events/party-wave

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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 05:20:38 PM »
Monster paint or wax that nose!
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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2017, 06:25:48 PM »
Where's Gulliver when you need him?  :)
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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2017, 01:25:57 AM »
Shit 3 people I thought it was just for one! Yes center of gravity looks way wrong but wish them the best of luck, on a large enuf bump it will left but most likely the will all be looking at the sky very quickly as the get ejected out back. A larger rear lifting wing would help I would think

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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2017, 02:24:17 PM »
Should be interesting finding and maintaining trim but if anyone is going to pull this off it's Sam.
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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2017, 04:04:22 PM »
Here is a little slide show and video I put together of the Party Wave event.  They caught plenty of waves with the foil board but could not keep the foil wing down, every time they picked up speed the nose would lift, the foil breached and bucked them off as you can see in the photos.  They did win the Duke's Fest Aloha Award for their efforts and skit:

https://youtu.be/BOlRZRVGa20
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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2017, 07:10:16 PM »
Wicked fun video Robert, Sam and BP team flyers. Thanks for the good time  :)
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Re: FoilZilla - Sam Pa'e builds monster foil board- will it fly?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2017, 07:32:37 PM »
Hard to see if it flew or not but there's plenty of planing area.
The hardest thing will be getting both foils in the same part of the wave to synch lift.

 


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