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GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« on: October 15, 2019, 07:39:23 AM »
Could someone please share the bolt spacing on the GoFoil Pedestal? I'm wondering if other wings could be compatible; perhaps with light modifications.

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 07:48:45 AM »
Everyone is 90mm

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 08:11:17 AM »
I think you mean the tail pedestal.  If they don't match up you could machine a thin adapter plate and use the existing inserts on both wings.  You could also make your adapter adjust fuselage length and rear wing angle :)
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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 08:36:15 AM »
The two screws of the tail pedestal have a 30mm spacing.

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 09:05:37 AM »
The two screws of the tail pedestal have a 30mm spacing.

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 09:08:19 AM »
I think you mean the tail pedestal.  If they don't match up you could machine a thin adapter plate and use the existing inserts on both wings.  You could also make your adapter adjust fuselage length and rear wing angle :).

Yes, I meant the tail pedestal. I'm wondering if my Moses tail wings would work. They're also two bolt though mount differently. Just something to play with.

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 09:30:27 AM »
If your Moses is under-mount and the holes don't align you could machine a plate that extends just past the end of the GoFoil fuselage and under-mount it there. 

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 01:46:06 PM »
I just ordered the new tail wing and thinking about fitting and trying other design tail wings on the Pedestal and see the differences. I like those tail wings with a tip though I'm Gofoil will have more new tail wings to come.

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2019, 05:20:25 PM »
If your Moses is under-mount and the holes don't align you could machine a plate that extends just past the end of the GoFoil fuselage and under-mount it there.

That sounds like a lot of work. Just did a quick measurement from a picture based on the bolt head size that Moses uses (M6, ~12mm) and it seems the distance between the two bolts holes on Moses is ~50mm. May not be able to measure my actual wings until next weekend but it definitely looks longer than 30mm.

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2019, 05:35:26 PM »
drill another hole?

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2019, 07:14:45 PM »
That sounds like a lot of work.

When I say, you could machine, I mean you could bring it to a machine shop :).  Super quick and easy project for them. 

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Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2019, 05:14:41 AM »
That sounds like a lot of work.

When I say, you could machine, I mean you could bring it to a machine shop :).  Super quick and easy project for them.

 ;D  I guess I should have mentioned that I have a HarborFreight Mini Mill LOL that I've pretty much only used it as a drill press but have tried my hand at "machining" stuff and lets just say it was FAR from mediocre. I think a 3D printer would probably work better for this.

Basically I'm just being cheap on blowing another $300 on a tail wing that I don't need. I'm just interested in what my original wings would feel like with a faster tail. Spending $ at a machine shop to mount some wings that don't fit or might not even work wont help me with my cheapness.