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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby gmasiak » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:52 pm

Any solution for whistling noise of Spitfire ?

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby jespin4845 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:59 pm

I like the whistle noise now, the sharks hear me coming, my silent carbon one snuck up on a 6 footer yesterday :)

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby airsurfer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:07 pm

not all the Spitfires whistle. mine always has A LOT. but i just rode a friends spitfire and it was dead silent . no visual differnces that i could see except that mine has minor scratches and paint wear due to several hundred hours on it.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby gmasiak » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:17 pm

My Spitfires whistle a lot..almost all the time . No scratches, new condition.
Maybe you can swap the wings to isolate the problem ?
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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby aleks » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:21 pm

gmasiak wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Any solution for whistling noise of Spitfire ?
Get a different mast. I tried Zeeko wings on TKF mast and custom fuselage - almost no noise, just a little whisper on higher speed. Sharks beware :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby gmasiak » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:29 pm

aleks wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:21 pm
gmasiak wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Any solution for whistling noise of Spitfire ?
Get a different mast. I tried Zeeko wings on TKF mast and custom fuselage - almost no noise, just a little whisper on higher speed. Sharks beware :lol: :lol: :lol:
Sure ..if you change the geometry, weight ect. you automatically changing resonance frequency and with some luck eliminate noise.

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby borist » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:43 pm

gmasiak wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Any solution for whistling noise of Spitfire ?
Earplugs. :lol: I wear silicone earplugs most of the time I ride (not because of noise). However my spit is not that loud. I also have an inkling that it's whistling attracts local sea turtle. I see it almost every session since I bought Spitfire and never seen one before

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Bletti » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:50 am

Mine is quiet compared with my spotz

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:08 pm

I enjoy the little whistling. Tells me I'm moving fast enough.
Would like a black and white stripes bottom surface to make it less appealing as a lure for our residents ( great whites)

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Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Postby Bletti » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:12 pm

slowboat wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:13 pm
The Zeeko promotional material states that during falls the Spitfire "never tends to fly away". As anyone noticed this difference from non-canard foils? And are you less likely to have it hit you if you fall forward of it?
Yes I find it's less likely to shoot up after a crash. I reckon it's due to the centre of gravity (the front wing and fuselage sit foward on the board) being shifted forward of the centre of lift compared with conventional foils so it self dives more so, not that it never shoots out of the water, just much less.


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