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Zero wind.. No problem.
« on: April 03, 2023, 12:33:16 PM »
Yesterday afternoon I got to try my modified foil drive set up for the first time..


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Re: Zero wind.. No problem.
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2023, 02:33:31 PM »
What!

Who put the cable inside the mast?

I like the orange box. Seems more durable than the Foil Drive plastic box.

Who did all those mods? Did you start with a Foil Drive kit?

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2023, 03:35:14 PM »
Nice, did you get the mount from Jonathan? It looks like the one I'm using.

Dwight, it looks like Faux Drive stuff. There's a small group of people developing them and sharing designs and files in a WhatsApp group. I've been less active in the group recently, but I'm going to be ramping up my efforts over the next few weeks.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2023, 03:40:25 PM by PonoBill »
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: Zero wind.. No problem.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2023, 02:26:27 PM »
Yes Bill.. You hit the nail on the head..  8)

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Re: Zero wind.. No problem.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2023, 05:32:08 PM »
Nice one DJ, I would like to do similar but my pod is constantly moving up and down the mast depending on use. Hard to have an intergrated mast and moveable pod.

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Re: Zero wind.. No problem.
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2023, 09:21:57 AM »
That's a clean setup, but I wouldn't want a low pod placement to just use as efoil. I would set pod at 30cm. No problem efoiling and easy transition to foiling with prop free. No way I would want the pod any lower in any conditions I could ride unpowered.

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2023, 10:59:41 AM »
I'm interested. Anyone commercializing this as an alternative to foil drive? Any thought abiut the cost/benefit of recessing the battery into the body of the board? Bill was trying that a while ago.
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Re: Zero wind.. No problem.
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2023, 12:07:27 PM »
Love it!!!
Any additional infos please? Any chance to get added on that WhatsApp group? Thanks!
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Re: Zero wind.. No problem.
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2023, 02:44:06 PM »
Saw this knock-off on instagram today.

https://eseafoil.com/

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2023, 06:23:35 PM »
That's a clean setup, but I wouldn't want a low pod placement to just use as efoil. I would set pod at 30cm. No problem eFoiling and easy transition to foiling with prop free. No way I would want the pod any lower in any conditions I could ride unpowered.

Actually, there's a design that duplicates the Foil Drive functionality with various versions for specific masts. For that matter, you can just drill more screw holes and use the stubby connector. I like the stubby much more than the full pod.

Both of the boards I'm building have batteries inside the board. One is a SIC wing board, the other is a hollow Flying Dutchman. I need to quit screwing around with other stuff and screw around with that stuff. The SIC board has an absurdly powerful drive. I should just build that as a pure eFoil. It will be a rocket. The board on the floor next to it is the Flying Dutchman with a stubby drive.

Hey, if any of you Maui folks see Devin tell her I need her mailing address. the blades on the SIC board are for her.

« Last Edit: April 06, 2023, 06:26:17 PM by PonoBill »
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: Zero wind.. No problem.
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2023, 02:30:14 PM »

Hey, if any of you Maui folks see Devin tell her I need her mailing address. the blades on the SIC board are for her.

I'll text her.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2023, 02:32:01 PM »
Nice one DJ, I would like to do similar but my pod is constantly moving up and down the mast depending on use. Hard to have an intergrated mast and moveable pod.

A mast that has wires running to both ends from the motor.. and also a mast that could be flipped from one end to the other would be nice..

That way you would have the option to use it as an efoil (like mine) or run it like FoilDrive was intended and be used up near the board..

Bill could make this for sure..  8)

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2023, 02:14:47 PM »

Hey, if any of you Maui folks see Devin tell her I need her mailing address. the blades on the SIC board are for her.

I'll text her.

Thanks.
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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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2023, 05:04:09 AM »
Second session and having fun without wind or waves..


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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2023, 05:22:24 AM »
Yesterday I had a nice little session at the end of the day on my foil drive..


 


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