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Re: how can i tell if my mast is still enough?

Postby tkettlepoint » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:47 pm

I say it is stiff enough

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Re: how can i tell if my mast is still enough?

Postby NYKiter » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:25 am

Just ran this test on 3/8" alum mast on a 1/2" alum fuselage...pass...
still wiggles a little. Compared my buddies MHL & Slingy....the MHL has wiggles too.....none in the slingy...didnt perform the official test here...

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Re: how can i tell if my mast is still enough?

Postby DartBoard » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:39 am

Here is some tests on production foils in 2013 done using the same methods by kitehydrofoil.com

http://www.kitehydrofoil.com/index.php/ ... ments.html

plummet your test results look excellent compared to the production ones. Well done!

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Re: how can i tell if my mast is still enough?

Postby plummet » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:45 pm

Yeah, I'm pretty stoked its in the normal range!. I wont what the newer design masts test like?

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Re: how can i tell if my mast is still enough?

Postby NYKiter » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:57 pm

Just as a side bar - I recently tried installing cross dowels into a solid aluminum mast for a fuselage bolt on. While it was very strong, the barrel nuts dug into the aluminum and made elliptical holes - it looked awful...and I would imagine they would have increased under load over time.


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