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by flying grandpa
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 22
Views: 4587

Re: Tuning

tahoedirk wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Holy shit grandpa! You rock

365km? 13 hours? I thought I was a badass
I hope your post means you like it.
Me too!
I was 5 years younger then 8).
Thank you
by flying grandpa
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 22
Views: 4587

Re: Tuning

Sorry, Peter, not all over the world. In older part of it there are some needs and tips. Hi there I am not crazy particular about most hydrofoil stuff, it all seems to work, mostly just design. I sand to about 320 and lose interest usually. I have been fixated on the rear stab angle forever, but the...
by flying grandpa
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire club
Replies: 32
Views: 4644

Re: Spitfire club

Dear all, Firstly I would like to thank you for all your reports. It makes me think we are on the right way. I developped the spitfire 2-3years ago. It took time to make it works and it is the main reason other could not make one. The knowledge to design a spitfire foil need to be deeper and wider ...
by flying grandpa
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Countersteering
Replies: 18
Views: 2081

Re: Countersteering

How do you initiate the counter steer? Do you counter counter steer? How do you initiate that? By counter counter counter steering? Must say a little, no VERY tired of bike, and plane comparisons simply because our KBHFs have NO gyroscopic effect, OR use independent control surfaces. I am not sure ...
by flying grandpa
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your HF kite quiver?
Replies: 74
Views: 9938

Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

it seems there are 3 really good foil kites for marginal wind, priced about the same, and not being racefoilkites: Ozone Hyperlink Ultralight. Conceptair Pulsion Light. PANSH Aurora II. Anybody dare to take a shot at the differences ? Also weight, if anyone got a clue, compared :D 8) PF I do not kn...
by flying grandpa
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is a Spitfire safer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: Is a Spitfire safer?

As Spitfire is alu foil, it tends to sink faster then carbon foils due to its weight = safer as its foils stick less from water surface and for shorter periods during crashes. But in shore-brake the weight has negative value, as it happens to me few days ago - the foil hit my helmet when I lost cont...
by flying grandpa
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil kite resistance against hitting the water
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Foil kite resistance against hitting the water

Thank you, jorivs, that was this vid I saw. Jakemore, what is the hexk, that you flew out? You give us very wide and historical answer. Thank you I wonder, whether FS on the crash test had full ribs, or the elipses were cutted out of it, to reduce weight and improve air flow inside as well as crash ...
by flying grandpa
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil kite resistance against hitting the water
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Foil kite resistance against hitting the water

I saw a clip showing a kiter in Egypt hitting his foil kite many times into water with full speed, to show resistance of the kite, as well as how easy it is to relounch. Don't remember the name on it. But the size was above 10m. I am curious, what is your experience in that matter. Two days ago in g...
by flying grandpa
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why pro-riders move the hip forwards?
Replies: 25
Views: 3204

Re: Why pro-riders move the hip forwards?

IMHO hip forward allows rider to keep his front leg more stright = less effort.
by flying grandpa
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1573

Re: carving to toe

You are right about that Tadeusz, but for someone who has not learned turning the hydrofoil yet, it is NOT easy at all... And the downside with downloops for experienced riders are still, that you get the powerspike at the wrong moment namely going out of the turn and the kite is lower - meaning yo...

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