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Hydrofoil protections

Postby bb615 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:18 pm

Hello all,
I'm looking for some ideas to create protections for my hydrofoil parts, masta, fusulage , wings and stabilizer.

Which method, materials you and so on do you use?

Thank you all, be windy!

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Re: Hydrofoil protections

Postby PrfctChaos » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:58 pm

Old wetsuits work well for material.
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Re: Hydrofoil protections

Postby jumptheshark » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:32 pm

Agreed, I made my first few wing covers out of wetsuit limbs. Super ghetto, just a pair of scissors, tied a knot at the ends. Bam! I used foam padding and duct tape for a much more tailored set as my second set of covers. That was actually a pretty slick set, and I'd do that it again in a pinch, but when I bought a nice foil it came with a super dope set of custom covers. I really appreciate that!
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Re: Hydrofoil protections

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:37 pm

Hey, bb615. There was a discussion of this a few months ago. Try the "search" feature.

One idea in that thread that seemed clever was using old automobile windshield sunscreens. Once they get old, they get flimsy and aren't much use for screening sun rays from a windshield. But they're useful as cushions for foil parts. Cut 'em and stitch 'em to size. Good idea that I can't take credit for.....don't remember who suggested it.

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Re: Hydrofoil protections

Postby Jfactor » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:41 am

After frustrations with poor luggage handling at the airport, I’ve decided to chase a totally new method of protecting my foil.

I’ve made an “exoskeleton” that attaches to the foils. No part of the wings can make contact with the ground, as it’s all constrained from the fuselage.

This is really a Lift foil issue, as they don’t break down from their fuselage. I wish they didn’t ride so well, it would be much easier to sell them and look for something comparable the does break down better for travel.
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Re: Hydrofoil protections

Postby gozokiteboarding » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:12 pm

Pool noodles work well, just cut them to the length needed, the slice to the middle so it can be slide on the wing or mast edge

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Re: Hydrofoil protections

Postby revhed » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:11 am

Pipe insulation with linear pre cut groove for S T R U T, secured with velcro, costs almost nothing!
As mentioned old wet suit, zippers removed, for hydrofoil "airplane" ie F wing, Fuse, R wing, works just fine.

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