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by rogerm
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Perfect Pitch ... WTF
Replies: 19
Views: 5835

Re: Perfect Pitch ... WTF

Hi, It's 20mm square 6061 T5. My first fuselage was 1" square but it felt like overkill. I just wanted try smaller for the sake of weight and although I was hoping to get T6 temper my local supplier didn't have and could track any down. The risk was it may bend but after a lot of use and few big hi...
by rogerm
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who wants to test my ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6750

Re: Who wants to test my ride?

Finally I made it. I could fly with the 60 cm mast and now I changed to the 90 cm. I also made a longer fuselage. 90 cm length overall. The only change was to give more front foot pressure while starting. Next step is learning to gibe. I feel like I have too much back leg pressure and probably shoul...
by rogerm
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who wants to test my ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6750

Re: Who wants to test my ride?

Back home in Switzerland :). I am now confident enough to take the foil onto lake of Zürich. Still a Little cold :cry: water temp around 11°C and air temp. 8°C. The entrance into the lake is not so easy but one of the best spots in my area. I used the first time my "chinese go-pro copy" and mounted ...
by rogerm
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who wants to test my ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6750

Re: Who wants to test my ride?

Salut Gaspard

Hyères is really nice. I let you know when I come again :). Every advice will be helpfull.

cheers
Roger
by rogerm
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who wants to test my ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6750

Re: Who wants to test my ride?

The two layers of 160 gr each side is just limit. I already have a small dent from transport due to the zipper. But indeed I wanted it to be light weighted :) It is the first build which I had to shape the EPS. The others where just TT which I have built as a Sandwich in one shot. The shape of the b...
by rogerm
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who wants to test my ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6750

Re: Who wants to test my ride?

Thanks downunder, the milling machine is really fun. To your questions: Picture #4 (front wing 3 layer wood 3 mm glued together with epoxy and thin fiberglass). Here I used a vacuum bag to glue together the 3 layer of wood and to get the anhedral of the front wing. Picture #6 is in fact the same pro...
by rogerm
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who wants to test my ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6750

Re: Who wants to test my ride?

Don't expect to much. Quality is a Little poor.

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by rogerm
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who wants to test my ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6750

Re: Who wants to test my ride?

Here are some news of my very slow progress. It seems that I struggle much more than others to learn foiling. I was only on TT before. So I decided to modify my foil to have it as beginner friendly as possible. I cutted my home made mast 1/3 - 2/3. So I started with the very short Mast of 30 cm and ...
by rogerm
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Alu DIY
Replies: 23
Views: 5037

Re: Alu DIY

Did you make the board plate yourself? Could you share any details of the making? :roll: JMBalubase.jpg Also do you know any retailers based in Europe selling struts? Thanks. Board plate is 8mm thick to allow for M8 counter sink holes to be flush. I only know of Zeeko and The kitefoil, Manta for Al...
by rogerm
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko revolutionise the hydrofoil for 2015
Replies: 108
Views: 29198

Re: Zeeko revolutionise the hydrofoil for 2015

Dear Nicolas
I am curious about the top plate mounting of the Aluminium Version.
Is the plate welded on or just flat bolted to the plate with two screws (M8)? A close up picture would be great.
And will the hollow mast be filled with water while riding?

Thanks
Roger

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