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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #75 on: June 19, 2022, 09:57:59 AM »
Thanks Robert, that was excellent!

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« Reply #76 on: June 19, 2022, 08:01:07 PM »
hell yes! best one yet. All hail Adrian the Wizard!!! Mahalo Robert. Nice work, as usual. Go Axis!!!!

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« Reply #77 on: June 19, 2022, 08:09:17 PM »
For those reading but maybe not watching these, the Adrian Roper one is great, no matter what brand you ride. It actually helped me understand Lift foils a lot better for example.

About every 5 minutes he explains some baffling part of foil design that we all wonder about but never quite "get." Thx Robert!!

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« Reply #78 on: June 20, 2022, 12:54:57 PM »
Wow! that was a master class on hydrofoils! I usually listen to the podcast on my drives to work. This one I had to come home and watch it again on video. I think I only understood 20% of what he was talking about, will have to rewatch.

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« Reply #79 on: June 20, 2022, 06:59:00 PM »
Good to see Adrian's smiling face, since Covid he hasn't been back to Hood River. It's always fun to talk with him. The first time he and I started talking I was supposed to meet some folks for dinner, I got so wrapped up in our conversation I showed up when everyone was starting dessert. They weren't pleased, and I couldn't say that I'd found someone more interesting to talk to than my friends. An excellent episode other than your wacky autofocus. I could tell it was distracting the heck out of you Robert.
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Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Blue Planet Show- Wing Foil interviews
« Reply #80 on: June 22, 2022, 10:45:03 AM »
Thank you Robert:Great interview with Adriaan Roper.  I was flying the Axis 1099 and, in my head, thanking him for building a windsurfer as a kid.

What I love about foiling and foil design is that there is far, far less wiggle room for BS.  With surfboard design rails and tuck and rocker were largely subjective.  Fins added speed and drive and . .. what????

Aspect ratios, center of lift (usually 1/4 Chord point), foil shape and cambered vs asymmetric designs and the effect of stabilizers have ~120 years of history in aviation.  Having a degree in Aerospace engineering I listened to the podcast and he was spot on.  Add the benefits of computer simulation, reduced time to test, iterate, the scientific method and we get Products that work GREAT and keep improving.   I am a believer in Axis and Adrian's approach. 

 


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