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by faklord
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High Pressure kite by Bruno Legaignoux
Replies: 155
Views: 17173

Re: High Pressure kite by Bruno Legaignoux

Anybody remember the Flexifoil Nexus...yes I’m that old!
by faklord
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Snap Shackle problem
Replies: 34
Views: 2341

Re: Snap Shackle problem

To answer your question : Back in the day when we (Briefly !!) used those, I used to braze/solder the split ring to be a ‘solid’ ring that still swivels in the pin. As others have said..this type of shackle should NOT be used as a safety release. Have you actually tried to release under even moderat...
by faklord
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Camrig Gen4 for GoPro Hero-6
Replies: 28
Views: 2750

Re: Camrig Gen4 for GoPro Hero-6

I’m also a big fan of the ugo mount. Started off with a beastmount but that broke on the 1st outing :cry: Only issue I had with ugo is sometimes the inserts are hard to remove, particularly with cold fingers (probably because a bit of sand has got in). I’ve resolved this by drilling the ends and att...
by faklord
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Bar without Trim adjustment
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

Re: Bar without Trim adjustment

blu wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:36 pm
where do you buy nice comfy naked bar like ozone, cabrinha ?
Here. https://www.kitesurfing-shop.co.uk/buy/ ... 0cm-879547
But not cheap
by faklord
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol
Replies: 16
Views: 2260

Re: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol

Firstly I would question the suitability of your Shinn Capri for a 1st foil board. I suspect it has quite a bit of flex?, is a bit narrow and it does have lots of sharp corners (which WILL attack you in the learning stages!). However if you are dead set on this plan: One of the 1st things I would do...
by faklord
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?
Replies: 24
Views: 2104

Re: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?

Any reason I couldn't use a coupling nut as an insert? Like this: https://www.aimsindustrial.com.au/m8-nut-depth-24mm-316-stainless-steel-hex-coupling It would most likely pull out since the only thing holding it in would be the outer edge under the glass. T-bolts are cheap and designed to hold in....
by faklord
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Gong parts for Homebuilds
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Gong parts for Homebuilds

This is just a pointer towards some potentially useful and relatively low cost parts for Home builders: Masts: https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/box1707/Categories/FOIL/Kitefoil/AilesStabsFuselagesMats Plate Mount: https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?Obj...
by faklord
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?
Replies: 24
Views: 2104

Re: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?

I’m going to be building a basic wood foil board made out of pawlownia glassed 6oz top and bottom. I’m going to use stainless t-nuts for the foil mount inserts. Dumb question, probably, but should I put the t-nuts in before or after glassing? If before, I would assume I’d need to cover the female e...
by faklord
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here
Replies: 16
Views: 2011

Re: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here

Water ingress! This is a real shame and might be a general problem with printed parts in a water environment. I suppose any design that is not solid has the potential to soak up water. Apart from the weight issue there is also the possibility of water leaking back out during storage/transport. Given...

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