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making a shorter fuse?

Postby merl » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:49 pm

This is a pic of the setup I am using (more or less)
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As you can see it is a 633 style front wing (pretty much identical. But the fuse is really long - like 80cm.

It rides great, no real complaints, but I am curious about seeing whether I can make it more maneuverable with a shorter fuse and/or smaller stab.

The connections on the fuse for mast, and wings are all flat, so it should be simple to make something short to try.

Any suggestions? I don't have many tools for working with metal. I have carbon and vacuum but I suspect making something with alu might be easiest. Or a simple small stab?
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Re: making a shorter fuse?

Postby jaros » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:40 pm

Hi Merl,
I have the exact same setup and I find it very maneuverable and lively. Much more loose than a couple of Moses 633 wings with original stabs (dont know which ones) that I tried.
Anyway, you can shorten this fuselage if you have some basic metal working skills. Cut it of and make a new bed for a rear wing (which is not flat like bed for a front wing btw...), drill new holes and cut in the thread for two m6 screws. I have also made a completely new alu fuse in the past, from a square alu rod.
I would not bother though in this case, like I said, I am more than happy with the liveliness of this foil. Maybe try stabeless for even more loose feeling? :D
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Re: making a shorter fuse?

Postby merl » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:01 pm

Hi Jaros

That is great info. Since I only ever ride my own gear I worry that I might be missing out on something. Interesting to hear that it is looser than the original moses setup - I guess because the stab is a bit smaller

No I won't risk cutting up the fuse as an experiment. But maybe I should make a smaller stab...

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Re: making a shorter fuse?

Postby fluidity » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:43 am

Hi Merl,
Have a look on sollercomposites website for information about sleeves in various materials and heat shrink to tidy the outsides.
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