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Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby Cdog » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:12 pm

Any one modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide Aluminum fuselage ?
How would one go about that?
With an adapter plate ?
Or epoxy some nuts into bottom of mast?
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Re: Modify a carbon mass to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby TheJoe » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:24 pm

It would really depend on the mast.

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Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby grigorib » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:45 pm

I recently cut off 2013 MHL Lift mast and it has foam inside of it. I was thinking of attaching it to Moses fuselage and Stringy suggested an inset like shown below.

However, I’d suggest to make sure there’s a solid feeling and if not - filling it up with glass and epoxy and adding through inserts like they do on Tuttle mast or Lift mast/fuselage (or furniture)
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Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby Cdog » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:13 pm

Thats what im after
Making my stringy lighter
The Carbon mast is a slingshot silencer made by LP
I’d have to cut off the bottom of it and have a look see

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Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby grigorib » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:26 pm

Or I’d try to have a “sock” made for the mast and glue the mast into the sock.

But

I think you’re going into less than optimal direction. Try to get the mast attached to better wing/fuselage/stabilizer. Hoverglide bottom is heavy and I’d look at Moses or Ghost Whisper bottom

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Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby BWD » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:21 am

I’d get a carbon fuse that fits the mast. Have stringfellow make you a wing to fit it, make you an adapter, or DIY an adapter to fit your wing to the new fuse. That SS fuse is just ridiculously heavy.

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Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby Cdog » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:17 am

I dont think its a slingshot Fuselage
Its a stringy fus
Yes its heavy
So are the g10 wings and now i have a stringy surf wing
Its bigger so its heavy
Ive seen fb photoes of the gorge guys with ghost whisperer mast and stringy wings

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Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby BayAreaKite » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:33 am

I make a carbon mast that is very light and ride it with stringy wings. It is also compatible with a number of other wings and fuselages. I do have an adapter for the slingshot hover glide, and stringy makes an adapter to moses. I also have adapters for liquid force, and working on cabrinha and lift as well. you can see the adapter details here https://projectcedrus.com/compatibility/ to get a sense of how they work.
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Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby ap888 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:39 pm

What’s the point nice light carbon mast on super heavy hoverglide...but why :?:

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Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

Postby BayAreaKite » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:39 pm

The point is weight is weight. Shaving 3 pounds off the mast is quite noticeable. And buying a carbon mast for wings you already own and like is a hell of a lot cheaper than an entirely new carbon foil. Most carbon foils out there are actually not any stiffer than aluminum, and some are even heavier, and most are less durable. So I actually question the point of most carbon foils. Look at the picture of the lift mast up top, it's all resin.


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