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by revhed
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: one strut vs strutless
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: one strut vs strutless

It is almost never a question about the "right" term - it is always a question about what it is called in the real world. THAT is what counts - what "the world" decides to call things, and not what is correct. So what do you and your friends call the vertical structural inflated anti compression me...
by revhed
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: one strut vs strutless
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: one strut vs strutless

No blame, just the truth.
Of course we here call it a mat because as stated the word STRUT does not exist in the French language.
BUT,
That fact does not make it ok to ignorantly use the wrong word in English, like on this very forum!
R H
by revhed
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: one strut vs strutless
Replies: 32
Views: 2097

Re: one strut vs strutless

All brands are making one-strut for... KBHFs! So funny that it seems perfectly ok to use the correct word for this part as it perfectly fits the definition.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strut BUT.... Not for KBHFs in English as it also is the ONLY correct word as first understood over 50 years ...
by revhed
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Horrible Ram Air Disaster
Replies: 28
Views: 2177

Re: Horrible Ram Air Disaster

Pump me up wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:13 am
Ram air kites like Flysurfer are aerodynamically inferior
That must be why none of the hydrofoil racers use them! :roll:
F U PMU! :angryfire:
ukj
by revhed
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Back to the roots of hydrofoiling ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1338

Re: Back to the roots of hydrofoiling ?

Manual Carabello, liar, thief, psycho, copier, did nothing but take existing designs both in the hydrofoil and kite world and combine them AFTER seeing others do the same! Hopefully some day he will find his way back to Europe, France in particular, please come see us CARAFINA! But please, use your ...
by revhed
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Controlling roll like counter steering on bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 958

Re: Controlling roll like counter steering on bike?

"Controlling roll like counter steering on bike". the lifting area of the mast is greater than the wing's, I respectfully strongly disagree! A bicycle has a gyroscopic component that a KBHF simply does not! Therefore "counter steering" per se, has nothing to do with our flying toys! https://en.wiki...
by revhed
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Just say No to the nose
Replies: 24
Views: 1385

Re: Just say No to the nose

The Rostre is extremely important for the guidance of the flow on the wings it allows to improve the flow and to recover the lift located near the fuselage. Without rostrum we are in a turbulent zone the root of the wing is perturbed non-laminar, the lift is lost on about 2 cm of width on both side...
by revhed
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Just say No to the nose
Replies: 24
Views: 1385

Re: Just say No to the nose

One advantage of the "nose" at least for home builders is the MAXIMUM surface area between F wing and fuse. f wing fuse.JPG But compare to the "Noseless" fuse to see not that much difference. It seems to make sense that the less surface area under the water the better, faster, ala most newer designs...
by revhed
Wed May 31, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foot Hooks Rip Off MHL Deck
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Foot Hooks Rip Off MHL Deck

Easy foot hook fixation fix, M6 dome head all the way through board, bolt on top with plate of some sort to add stiffness, will never pull thru. I have not and choose not to put my feet in straps except for when jumping, just see no need. And allthough flying strapless most of the time a Front foot ...
by revhed
Mon May 29, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Racing stance V casual stance...
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: Racing stance V casual stance...

Another benifit of strapless is the ability to change ones stance at will.
Note that it seems to feel better to go fast being wider, even much wider, but for most general flying your normal surf stance should be comfortable.
R H

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