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by BalsaMichel
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY 3D printed foil
Replies: 18
Views: 944

Re: DIY 3D printed foil

What about building an inner wing as strucural base and using the printed parts only as kind of outside hull with a thickness of 3-6mm for example? Sure it will be sensible for ground impacts and so on but it will be possible to test a lot of new stuff like foil types and thickness without the need ...
by BalsaMichel
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Split-Foil-Skate
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Split-Foil-Skate

Amazing. Commercial look for sure. That’s a compliment though it doesn’t sound like much like one! Hope it rides great. Hey thank you :D Tried it yesterday behind a boat. The board works, but there should be more stiffness for riders above 75kg, especially in the split area. I´m thinking of a 20mm ...
by BalsaMichel
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Split-Foil-Skate
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Split-Foil-Skate

...Now imagine this Porsche in a muddy, pale green... doesn´t work, right? :lol:
by BalsaMichel
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Split-Foil-Skate
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Split-Foil-Skate

Holy smokes that's tight. Do you work with composites as a professional? This is not a garage build (like my stuff :) I´m just kind of a 3D-CAD junkie. I have some experience with thermoplastic composites but not so much. Rest is trial and error. My wintergarden-board-factory is definitively much s...
by BalsaMichel
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Split-Foil-Skate
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Split-Foil-Skate

This is my new split-foil-skate. fact sheet: Lenght 1.32m Width 0.47m Splitted lenght x width: 0.73m x 0.47m total volume 7.5 liter Core material: B-Comp B-Core QX Balsa (density approx. 195g/liter) Core thickness 15mm --> 8mm at tip Rocker: 1 cm starting in front of the foil-mount, total 85mm at th...
by BalsaMichel
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Using A Bicycle To Go To Beach With Hydrofoil
Replies: 26
Views: 1289

Re: Using A Bicycle To Go To Beach With Hydrofoil

I used a similar scooter a number of times to get to the beach when the wife needed a car. The board , mast, fuse, wings go to a surf bag over shoulder.I can squeeze in a foil kite and a bar in the bag too, but usually prefer a kite bag.. put harness on and go.. 3-4 miles is not a problem I have qu...
by BalsaMichel
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Using A Bicycle To Go To Beach With Hydrofoil
Replies: 26
Views: 1289

Re: Using A Bicycle To Go To Beach With Hydrofoil

...and next time I will prove that it also works for 1100 kilometers with a hydrofoil.

..okay to be honest last time I took a train for the first 1088 kilometers.

Micha
by BalsaMichel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 896
Views: 171459

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Anybody ride their souls powered on twintip? Seems a lot of you guys are foilers I’ve got a 15m speed 5, thinking of a soul to go with it I have 12 and 9 Stoke inflatables that I’m not too keen on, so thinking of getting rid and getting a 10M soul and a small kite for looping, like a 8m bandit or s...
by BalsaMichel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: CAD Software
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: CAD Software

purdyd wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Try onshape

Free and cloud based
I have tried onshape some months ago on a quite old ipad. It´s really cool. Just lost interest because I have SolidWorks here (and no time to play) :D

Micha
by BalsaMichel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: CAD Software
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: CAD Software

I am looking for some 3D cad software to analyse the shape of boards and foils. Just out of interest I have measured my foils to calculate the area. It's not terribly difficult, but it is a bit laborious and I have to create formulas in spreadsheets. I would like to do the same thing for some board...

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