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by SaulOhio
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Drilling and tapping aluminum fuselage
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Drilling and tapping aluminum fuselage

Dear friend of mine made this. (I will post post-anodized pics when he gets it back) But yep. tap responsibly :) I intend to get mine looking more like that. Its a bit blocky right now. I'm going to be shaving down the wing area so that the bottom of the wing is flush with the bottom of the fuselag...
by SaulOhio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Drilling and tapping aluminum fuselage
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Drilling and tapping aluminum fuselage

Dear friend of mine made this. (I will post post-anodized pics when he gets it back) But yep. tap responsibly :) I intend to get mine looking more like that. Its a bit blocky right now. I'm going to be shaving down the wing area so that the bottom of the wing is flush with the bottom of the fuselag...
by SaulOhio
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to crash advice
Replies: 24
Views: 9338

Re: How to crash advice

Keep the kite not just flying, but powered up to pull you away from the board.
by SaulOhio
Wed May 22, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Drilling and tapping aluminum fuselage
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Drilling and tapping aluminum fuselage

downunder wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Thanks for that, never thought about that.

Which bolts u using? Isn't threaded alu too soft?
Mostly 1/4-20
by SaulOhio
Sat May 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Drilling and tapping aluminum fuselage
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Drilling and tapping aluminum fuselage

I've learned that just because aluminum is relatively soft, that doesn't make it easy to drill and tap holes. In fact, its softness has its own hazards. I managed to break a tap. What is happening is the soft aluminum shavings are getting stuck in the flutes of the tap, clogging it up. If the resist...
by SaulOhio
Sun May 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Covering screw inserts
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Covering screw inserts

My problem is that I'm covering the board with carbon. How do I find the holes to drill them out if I just fill with wax?

I've tried jewelry beads, or plastic screws. The results leave a big mess to grind away.
by SaulOhio
Fri May 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Covering screw inserts
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Covering screw inserts

How do you properly protect your screw inserts on the board before applying a layer of fiberglass or carbon cloth? Every solution tot his problem I have used so far has come out pretty messy.
by SaulOhio
Sat May 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sweat shop kite manufacturing
Replies: 73
Views: 1891

Re: Sweat shop kite manufacturing

Okay, call it what you want. Socialism/Social welfare programs that are baseline necessities for the decency of all citizens (healthcare, education, elderly care) are available in the countries I named. These social welfare programs are typically associated to "socialist" countries. https://www.nyt...
by SaulOhio
Fri May 03, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sweat shop kite manufacturing
Replies: 73
Views: 1891

Re: Sweat shop kite manufacturing

That's a classic Fox News generalization. Maduro calls Venezuela socialist just like Kim Jong Un calls North Korea a democratic republic. A real socialist country to examine are ones like Canada, France, Finland, Norway, Sweden, etc. If one thinks that all socialism is equal to that of Venezuela, t...
by SaulOhio
Fri May 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sweat shop kite manufacturing
Replies: 73
Views: 1891

Re: Sweat shop kite manufacturing

Sideline screaming is easy but when capitalists f'***ed it up really bad it was pure socialism they (USA) resorted. When capitalism wants to privatize profits but to socialize losses it is in its purest form because real capitalism only cares for capitalists and their capital. Your conception of ca...

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