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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2019, 07:41:11 AM »
Huh.  When I read stiffer on the GoFoil site I though they were comparing to the smaller 24 inch with the same Tuttle attachment, not to the 28.5.  That is wild.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 02:22:49 PM »
I have the GoFoil 28.5 mast and I'm 80kg and its fine with IWA and M200 and I'm guessing if you are heavier than me I would get the 29 masts and to match with M280. It will be interesting to see those have 28.5 masts combining with the new GL wings like the 180, 210 & 240 & anyone done this combo and what's your weight?

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2019, 09:59:52 PM »
I'm going to run a pretty little bead of weld on my adapter to mast. No beer cans required, just a 250 amp TIG.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2019, 01:41:44 AM »
What about epoxy to bond the mast and plate forever?

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2019, 03:30:55 AM »
Welding will kill any temper in the aluminum. I assume the mast has a T6 temper.

Epoxy doesnít stick to aluminum very well.

Beer (Rockstar Organic can for me) can sounds crazy, but works awesome. Cans are so thin, you can trim any excess aluminum sticking out, with a simple carpet knife. I never knew modern cans cut as easy as paper until I did this.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2019, 03:38:05 AM by Dwight (DW) »

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2019, 05:38:47 AM »
Easy to retemper it, but I wouldn't. It's probably 6061, might be T6. If I were aiming for maximum strength I'd age it at 350F for four hours or 400 for one hour depending on how long I could expect my wife to be away from the kitchen (actually I have a kiln, but I wouldn't fire it up for this). But short welds, thick metal--I wouldn't bother and the anodizing might darken. The heat-affected zone will be small and in an area where the metal is doubled up. I'd be loathe to weld in the middle of the mast, but at the adapter--no problem. And there are lots of epoxies that do very well with aluminum, especially anodized--most developed for aerospace and motorsports. Gorilla Glue's competing product to JB Weld is in that family and works like gangbusters on aluminum. I just used some yesterday to make an aluminum frame for a light that I didn't want to weld.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2019, 06:17:25 AM »
Hi guys, 

I know that there is a sliver of extra room on insertion but it seems to tighten down really well with the torx driver.  I am not seeing or feeling any movement in mine by hand.  Are you guys feeling any slop on the water?

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2019, 07:34:57 AM »
Your hand is putting perhaps 20 pounds of torque on the thing. You can resist that by shimming with Parmesan cheese if it's well-aged.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2019, 09:01:13 AM »
Are you feeling any slop on the water?

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2019, 09:22:30 AM »
with the 280--lots. Of course I think my fuselage is cracked vertically. I felt some with the axis and the 1020, but I have a 90cm mast, so I don't know if it's actual slop or just me wobbling around on a too-tall unicycle.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2019, 11:25:17 AM »
Donít check it with the bolts installed. Check it without. You paid for top of the line engineering with that fuselage connection, then throw it away on the plate connection. No way! Hammer that sucker on.

BTW, surfed the Axis today in waist high, sloppy windy surf. After surfing my Neil Pryde. So back to back test. For sure, the Axis made my board more stable than the Neil Pryde. Axis is my new gold standard for easy pee zee on a SUP.


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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2019, 02:51:33 PM »
The Axis 102 in 15mph wind today. My first day in enough wind to actually ride the wing ding.

« Last Edit: August 29, 2019, 03:22:26 PM by Dwight (DW) »

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2019, 01:48:19 PM »
Looking awesome Dwight! Is that 5m wing? I am on the gulf coast so looking for the right weather to take mine out. Stay safe for Dorian.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2019, 02:53:23 PM »
Yes 5m. Wind about 15 mph

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2019, 07:43:55 PM »
OK, I finally got a session on this Axis kit...and it's love.  What a difference.  3 hour session and I didn't want to quit.  So freaking fun.

So, how do I shim these adapters on?  Dwight, did you do a "U" with your cut beer can or something else?

 


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