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SUPdad

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Foildrive motor
« on: May 26, 2021, 10:12:27 PM »
Just ran across this thing. Converted to USD is about $2600.  :o

https://www.foildrive.com.au/shop

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2021, 08:19:33 PM »
Hey SupDad

I currently have a FoilDrive system on my board and struggle to take it off now.

They are bloody good fun and open up even more spots for foiling :)

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 07:49:00 AM »
Hey SupDad

I currently have a FoilDrive system on my board and struggle to take it off now.

They are bloody good fun and open up even more spots for foiling :)

How long does the battery last while in use? How big is the battery (watts)? Thanks!

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 12:34:23 AM »
I think they added more stuff to their website as I didn’t notice the spare parts before. Battery specs:
Voltage - 22v
Capacity - 12ah
Energy - 259wh

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 09:35:15 AM »
This looks promising!
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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 02:29:50 PM »
I think they added more stuff to their website as I didn’t notice the spare parts before. Battery specs:
Voltage - 22v
Capacity - 12ah
Energy - 259wh

Hey Mate

If I don't abuse the battery and just use it for starts I can get about 1.5 to 2 hours out of a battery but it also depends on how many waves
you get and if you use it for cruising back out.  I am 80kgs and am riding a 5'7 99L sup with it.

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 04:48:23 PM »
Very interesting but I don't seem to see much details on their site.  The motor attaches to mast and is wired to a small pack attached to back of board.  How do you turn it on and off?  What does the pack weigh?   Thanks

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2021, 09:00:21 AM »
It looks like it uses a typical wireless controller. That's a dinky battery for an eFoil but makes perfect sense for a boost.
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: Foildrive motor
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2021, 02:34:43 PM »
Very interesting but I don't seem to see much details on their site.  The motor attaches to mast and is wired to a small pack attached to back of board.  How do you turn it on and off?  What does the pack weigh?   Thanks

Hi Mate

The whole pack weighs about 3Kgs.  The motor is controlled through a throttle which is attached to your paddle.

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2021, 02:38:59 PM »
It looks like it uses a typical wireless controller. That's a dinky battery for an eFoil but makes perfect sense for a boost.

Its certainly not an efoil. 

If you really want to you can paddle and pump it up and ride around on flat water but its not what its designed for.

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2021, 10:11:48 AM »
It looks like it uses a typical wireless controller. That's a dinky battery for an eFoil but makes perfect sense for a boost.

I'm buying one right after Pono tries one and gives it the thumbs up.
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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2021, 10:44:18 AM »
It even works with the paddle held backwards!
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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2021, 11:40:09 AM »
It even works with the paddle held backwards!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPA03cEDiOQ/
I don't think he even need a paddle at all.

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2021, 07:43:27 PM »
It even works with the paddle held backwards!

Haha, 100% that guy is a prone foiler who they got to do that video.

“Come on Gary, just go catch a couple on the SUP so we can market to those people too.”

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Re: Foildrive motor
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2021, 09:59:48 AM »
I'm not likely to buy one, but I might build one. I've been wondering what I should do with my spare foil motor--one is for the TowBot. I think I've settled on this. I've got a big box of LiFe 26mm cells that I didn't use for my MoHo battery (went with two Tesla modules instead). The mast clamp is sized for a 16cm mast. I'll either open it up to handle 19cm or get a 16cm Axis mast. This motor and reduction gear is sized for a high-speed efoil, so it's a bit of overkill as a booster, but I've got it, might as well go with it. It looks, heavy, but it's not. Good motor and a reduction gear.

Good excuse to build a board too.
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