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by faklord
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Bar without Trim adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Bar without Trim adjustment

blu wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:36 pm
where do you buy nice comfy naked bar like ozone, cabrinha ?
Here. https://www.kitesurfing-shop.co.uk/buy/ ... 0cm-879547
But not cheap
by faklord
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol
Replies: 16
Views: 1766

Re: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol

Firstly I would question the suitability of your Shinn Capri for a 1st foil board. I suspect it has quite a bit of flex?, is a bit narrow and it does have lots of sharp corners (which WILL attack you in the learning stages!). However if you are dead set on this plan: One of the 1st things I would do...
by faklord
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?
Replies: 24
Views: 1600

Re: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?

Any reason I couldn't use a coupling nut as an insert? Like this: https://www.aimsindustrial.com.au/m8-nut-depth-24mm-316-stainless-steel-hex-coupling It would most likely pull out since the only thing holding it in would be the outer edge under the glass. T-bolts are cheap and designed to hold in....
by faklord
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Gong parts for Homebuilds
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Gong parts for Homebuilds

This is just a pointer towards some potentially useful and relatively low cost parts for Home builders: Masts: https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/box1707/Categories/FOIL/Kitefoil/AilesStabsFuselagesMats Plate Mount: https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?Obj...
by faklord
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?
Replies: 24
Views: 1600

Re: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?

I’m going to be building a basic wood foil board made out of pawlownia glassed 6oz top and bottom. I’m going to use stainless t-nuts for the foil mount inserts. Dumb question, probably, but should I put the t-nuts in before or after glassing? If before, I would assume I’d need to cover the female e...
by faklord
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here
Replies: 16
Views: 1620

Re: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here

Water ingress! This is a real shame and might be a general problem with printed parts in a water environment. I suppose any design that is not solid has the potential to soak up water. Apart from the weight issue there is also the possibility of water leaking back out during storage/transport. Given...
by faklord
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here
Replies: 16
Views: 1620

Re: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here

direnc - Great stuff!! I have to hand it to you for your pioneering work I'd be interested to look at the design if you want to drop it onto Thingiverse. Preferably, if possible, including pre-meshed design files ? It must have taken quite a while to print this! Did you build washout into the tips o...
by faklord
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lake Como, where to go
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Lake Como, where to go

Foil. Sent you a PM
by faklord
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lake Como, where to go
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Lake Como, where to go

I have been both ends of the summer, and all months in between. The wind seems most reliable when its hot during the day and cool at nights, but as foils don't require much wind you can choose any summer month, however late summer, July and August and even September are my preferred times as the wa...
by faklord
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lake Como, where to go
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Lake Como, where tot go

Just returned after 2 weeks of foiling on lake Como. I have been a regular at Como for 18 years, even traveling there on a motorbike from the Uk with a Ttip, 14mtr kite, and all the gear, including my wife, and enough gear for a 2 week holiday. There are many places to launch, but only a few that a...

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