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DIY foam wings - how to
« on: April 05, 2020, 01:34:21 PM »
ive started a guide to shaping foam wings on foilfeed, if anyones keen on having a crack at diy foils go check it out!

https://www.foilfeed.net/forums/topic/diy-front-wings/


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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 02:22:07 PM »
Your method is pretty ingenious. Cool of you to share how you make those things.

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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 07:16:33 PM »
Cool article. I might try a few hand-shaped wings just for the hell of it. I have an outfit locally that will take my fusion 3D designs and mow them for me. Cheaply. Now if I could just find the time to do them in Fusion. Every time I open the software I realize I've forgotten everything I learned last time.
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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 09:32:50 PM »
Pono, please post up some starter wing models.

Iíve got folks who can cut them too down here. Actually using his method you could use a pretty small 3 axis cnc and just flip them.

How about a Fusion360 webinar or zoom series for the CAD-curious zoners? I can hack around but Iíve never put in the time (and had some help) to get proficient at editing wings.

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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 11:09:28 AM »
And the (roughly) finished product

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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2020, 11:14:42 AM »
Spot prize for anyone who can guess the theory behind this wing. Im not giving any details but i cant find any info relating to it previously being tried on a hydrofoil.


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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2020, 02:32:25 PM »
So you can turn with one side of the wing out of the water?

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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 07:53:29 PM »
The extremely low chord feels like it might glide for days.

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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 09:14:43 PM »
They look great , Cloud 9 has just released a version along those lines but not quite as radical as yours. I've been test riding them super-efficient wings.

https://cloud9surffoils.com/collections/all-products/products/copy-of-full-carbon-foil-package-carbon-mast-carbon-fuselage-carbon-wings
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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2020, 09:43:50 PM »
Looks like a Horton wing. So flying wing, no tail. Cool! ;D

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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2020, 10:25:27 AM »
Close! This one isnt a flying wing but youre on the right track. The horten brothers were also on the right track, they just didnt realize it at the time.

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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2020, 10:28:09 AM »
They look great , Cloud 9 has just released a version along those lines but not quite as radical as yours. I've been test riding them super-efficient wings.

https://cloud9surffoils.com/collections/all-products/products/copy-of-full-carbon-foil-package-carbon-mast-carbon-fuselage-carbon-wings
Those new wings look wicked, but the design and theory behind it are worlds apart i promise! Not saying mine will work better, just that at this point its very different and no one can know for sure until we have tried it

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Re: DIY foam wings - how to
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2020, 08:50:06 PM »
Canít wait to hear how it goes. Saw the Cloud9 in person yesterday and it is dang fast.

 


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