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by faklord
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

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

direnc - Great stuff!! I have to hand it to you for your pioneering work I'd be interested to look at the design if you want to drop it onto Thingiverse. Preferably, if possible, including pre-meshed design files ? It must have taken quite a while to print this! Did you build washout into the tips o...
by faklord
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lake Como, where to go
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Lake Como, where to go

Foil. Sent you a PM
by faklord
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lake Como, where to go
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Lake Como, where to go

I have been both ends of the summer, and all months in between. The wind seems most reliable when its hot during the day and cool at nights, but as foils don't require much wind you can choose any summer month, however late summer, July and August and even September are my preferred times as the wa...
by faklord
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lake Como, where to go
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Lake Como, where tot go

Just returned after 2 weeks of foiling on lake Como. I have been a regular at Como for 18 years, even traveling there on a motorbike from the Uk with a Ttip, 14mtr kite, and all the gear, including my wife, and enough gear for a 2 week holiday. There are many places to launch, but only a few that a...
by faklord
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?
Replies: 24
Views: 2997

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

I’ve used these with success. http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/tools-equipment-and-supplies/bighead-bonding-fasteners/BigHead-Female-Threaded-Collar-Blind.html Inserted from top of board. They can even be used as a retrofit. The fact that they stand slightly proud doesn’t matter if you cover with ...
by faklord
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

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

Which printer do you have? I've been toying with the idea of printed wings, so following with great interest! I have an Anet A8, a very cheap one that I would not really recommend these days (fire hazard!). Now there are better options in the same price range. Like this: https://www.banggood.com/Cr...
by faklord
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

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

^ Ha Ha :-)
Great to hear it worked..... eventually!

I assume the sections were printed vertically?
Joined with dowels or just glued butt joints?

Any idea what the weight came out to be?
by faklord
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

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

CNC machining seems to me the way to go, rather than 3D printing. Start with some material, and cut away what you don't need to make either a mold or directly create your wing. To machine it directly, get some G10 fiberglass. I use my CNC machine to cut molds, then make them from carbon. Most 3D pr...
by faklord
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Swap Gong Allvator & Moses Fluente
Replies: 19
Views: 3096

Re: SWAP Gong Allvator & Moses Fluente

These are Gong Wings. The whole gong foil including a 65cm mast is 399€ Based on an idea posted in another topic I have attached the G10 wing of gong to my moses fuselage. Works fine, nice wing. Interesting idea. What were the dimensions of the original slot in the gong fuse? Also do you know what ...
by faklord
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here

Hi All, I thought I'd start a new thread with a more relevant title to carry on from http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=199&t=2400231 where direnc has provided some interesting info on printing hydrofoil wings (and actually used a stab direct off a printer!) There must be a few folk who've actuall...

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