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by Phezulu1
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 232
Views: 45338

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Hi Stef
Looks like you've done it again, fantastic!

I can't wait to see some more footage, looking like a winner so far :D
by Phezulu1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Wings only project
Replies: 58
Views: 9594

Re: Wings only project

I've been printing parts and using them to make moulds for about 2 years, must have done about 10 different wings. still a lot of work, but good results
Basic methods description is here:
http://kitefoil.forumactif.org/t2070-wi ... nt-plastic
by Phezulu1
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Diablo 2 review
Replies: 17
Views: 3640

Re: Diablo 2 review

Slightly off topic, but has anyone else had problems with the Diablo line setup getting hooked up in the pulleys? (at least that's what I think happens). I've taken the Diablo line off my kite now because somehow it gets fouled in the pulleys, and then the kite won't steer - feels like a locked in/s...
by Phezulu1
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 232
Views: 45338

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Hi Stef I think it looks fantastic. It is very similar in area, planform and aspect ratio to the one I designed and built, only with much bigger cells. P.S. Stef helped me out with heaps of advice on material sourcing and design on my kite. Took me 10 months from conception to flying, but flies way ...
by Phezulu1
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I wish I spoke french...
Replies: 8
Views: 2247

Re: I wish I spoke french...

I had a lot of help from the French guys when I built my 1st foil - felt like standing on the shoulders of Giants. You can get a translation by right clicking on the page and selecting "translate with Bing" (in Internet Explorer). The translation is sometimes a bit dodgy and comes up with some funny...
by Phezulu1
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Random clips riding DIY home built hydrofoils @ SPI
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: Random clips riding DIY home built hydrofoils @ SPI

Hey Denise - good job, nice to know the "Seabreeze" design worked out. That foil howls like it's haunted! You learned much faster than me. You're going to be looking for some go-faster carbon pretty soon! Cheers P.S. I thought you were a Denis, not a Denise. I'd guess you're the 1st lady to build th...
by Phezulu1
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Budget low tech kite hydrofoil DIY build a long
Replies: 184
Views: 36989

Re: Budget low tech build a long

Hi Denis Congratulations! It's fantastic to ride a foil you built yourself, and for what it's worth they always seem to need some tuning at first. The foil you based your build on (the one in the Seabreeze article) is still going strong and now being used buy a mate of mine who has successfully lear...
by Phezulu1
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North LTD 2010 for Foilboarding
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: North LTD 2010 for Foilboarding

This is the best way, and probably the easiest too (my opinion) to make a base mount off an existing board: http://kitefoil.forumactif.org/t1781-pose-d-inserts-dans-la-planche-pour-foil-avec-embase (from the French foil forum - pioneers of all things foil) Use Google translate if the pics don't tell...
by Phezulu1
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Budget low tech kite hydrofoil DIY build a long
Replies: 184
Views: 36989

Re: Budget low tech build a long

Denis, that's looking great, can't wait to hear how it goes on the water
by Phezulu1
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Budget low tech kite hydrofoil DIY build a long
Replies: 184
Views: 36989

Re: Budget low tech build a long

Denis That's looking great, you got some very good stiffness numbers there as well. My foil with similar geometry worked best with the mast pretty much directly under the rear foot position, however if you have a chance either build in some footstrap inserts to either side or a second set of holes f...

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