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by fluidity
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Wrinkles, WTF
Replies: 31
Views: 1633

Re: Wrinkles, WTF

I feel for your pain, been there myself. Peelply is a very tightly woven plastic. It will breath through the plastic but you also need another thicker breathing fabric over it to absorb the excess air and resin. Infusion mesh works really well for dispersing resin sideways and is of course used for ...
by fluidity
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Open Fuse
Replies: 39
Views: 1882

Re: Open Fuse.

I like the idea of : open interface that will standardize mast/fuse and wing/fuse interface. But unfortunately, I don't think any volume manufacturers will adopt it. It goes against their business model. Another way to promote it is someone creates it, open sources feedback and integrates it into a...
by fluidity
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Open Fuse
Replies: 39
Views: 1882

Re: Open Fuse.

It's really modularity I'm after. At the moment all the manufacturers are doing their own thing and you can't easily mix and match. Which is surely a pity because if you like one brand's fuselage and another brand's mast and you want a third brand for front foil and to make your own stabiliser, it's...
by fluidity
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Mast position on Armstrong board
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Mast position on Armstrong board

I'm 108kg and made my own wings https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2407093 which are very comparable in area to your armstrong but likely thicker for more low speed lift than the armstrong. I'm in a similar situation to you except I have strong Wellington winds available. I haven't learnt t...
by fluidity
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Open Fuse
Replies: 39
Views: 1882

Re: Open Fuse.

Mossy and Downunder, I'm a kiter but the start of my foiling experiences is wing surfing. So my first wing wingspan is 980mm. It usually goes on the car complete with board but I plan to design and build more wings. For me, I want one fuselage and to be able to swap out the wings, maybe later stabil...
by fluidity
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Open Fuse
Replies: 39
Views: 1882

Re: Open Fuse.

It would be sweet to have a fuse that let you mix wings and stabs. E.g. a fuse that does Ketos wing and Moses Stab and vice versa. Also a fuse that would allow different mast to be compatible with different wingsets. Could be a CNC service similar to the project Cedrus masts with adapters. One of t...
by fluidity
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Open Fuse
Replies: 39
Views: 1882

Re: Open Fuse.

Also they appear to have moulded or glued their wings and fuselages together. Yeah that's another standard with race foils that surf and wing haven't really honed in on. I think the only winning foil that doesn't have a 1 piece glider assembly is the Levitaz R5. The Chubanga and Mike's Lab (as well...
by fluidity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Approx 100 watts heating per person. Crowd thermal.
by fluidity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who uses a cnc for their builds
Replies: 30
Views: 1372

Re: Who uses a cnc for their builds

I beg to differ. There is an art in working with a hand tools. Any hand tool. Recently I like, no, I love using a spoke shave. Such a great tool. Sure, one pass with a router is way more quicker. But noisy and produces dust. Unhealthy dust. Plus setting the router bit, cleaning all dust, dissasembl...
by fluidity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Open Fuse
Replies: 39
Views: 1882

Re: Open Fuse.

Most of the race gear seems to be converging on the design that Mike Zajicek invented for his foils: http://www.mikeslab.com/instructions/ He uses 4 bolts to mount the strut to the fuse, Chubanga has moved over in this direction as well with the V3: https://www.chubangafoil.com/gallery That also gi...

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