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by lovethepirk
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 2986

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

Obvious beginner question: What happens when you push a foil beyond its maximum speed? Slowboat, The wind speed and breaking strength of the foil will determine the max speed. I'd recon the foil, board, or human bones break at the max speed. I think what you are asking is what gives out first after...
by lovethepirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Dihedral stabilizers
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Dihedral stabilizers

Speaking of sideslip, lol...so I'm wondering a couple more things...A plane sideslips, BUT it doesn't have a massive fucking kite pulling it downwind. So is it possible a hydrofoil is sideslipping in the opposite direction a plane does? Furthermore, attack angle is based on apparent wind and chord.....
by lovethepirk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Dihedral stabilizers
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Dihedral stabilizers

Not sure if this answers your question, but what I did here was make a dirty model with an angle of attack on the front wings and negative on the back. Both wings have dihedral and anhedral so you can see the theory. I'm still learning so this is new to me. Anyway, from what I've read in planes if t...
by lovethepirk
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Dihedral stabilizers
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Dihedral stabilizers

tegirinenashi wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:25 am
yaw stability is the duty of the mast
teg,

Thanks...that brings me to another question I always had..with such a large force created by the mast is the small vertical stabilizer on some older designs below the fuselage necessary from your experience or are they just additional drag?
by lovethepirk
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Dihedral stabilizers
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Dihedral stabilizers

I think this is my first post here, hi all. I'm without a foil while my board is getting fixed so I have time to think about a foil design and build. I've seen reviews on foils where there is a dihedral stabilizer, and let's not get confused b/c the stabilizer is at a negative angle of attack...the ...
by lovethepirk
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best website
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Best website

I'm getting an error as well.
by lovethepirk
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding
Replies: 85
Views: 12666

Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

That was a sweet simple backroll at 1:31 landed perfectly, holy shit, so cool!
https://youtu.be/dCSEkh9g_Ck?t=1m31s
by lovethepirk
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Flag out line not long enough
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Flag out line not long enough

For some reason I thought that bungee would still dangle out of the CL, I'm an idiot. Figured something was wrong with my logic.
by lovethepirk
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Flag out line not long enough
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Flag out line not long enough

jakemoore wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:24 am
There is an elastic bungee in the safety taking slack.
That is set up for when you release.
by lovethepirk
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Puerto Rico Recovery Info
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Puerto Rico Recovery Info

Man, I could not imagine the issues down there after watching our issues here in Naples, FL. Even tho we took a direct hit it wasn't even close to the stuff I saw down there, not even comparable. I feel for those people so much. I would def not go down there, sorry bud, but they are in for months of...

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