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Re: frontwing made of 2 windsurf fins? link?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:24 pm
by tkettlepoint
Edge that is a work of art myfriend

Re: frontwing made of 2 windsurf fins? link?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:32 am
by Peter_Frank
tkettlepoint wrote:Edge that is a work of art myfriend
Indeed, thumbs up, impressive :thumb:

8) PF

Re: frontwing made of 2 windsurf fins? link?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:04 pm
by Tone
you should see the mast and fuselage he made...simply epic!

Re: frontwing made of 2 windsurf fins? link?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:53 pm
by revhed
Tone wrote:you should see the mast and fuselage he made...simply epic!
Hopefully he will read this and post some photos! :thumb:
@Edge, Did you leave the profiles symmetric?
R H

Re: frontwing made of 2 windsurf fins? link?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:54 pm
by Starsky
revhed wrote:
Tone wrote:you should see the mast and fuselage he made...simply epic!
Hopefully he will read this and post some photos! :thumb:
@Edge, Did you leave the profiles symmetric?
R H
Dude. This thread is about another thread. There is a link. He does an awesome job explaining exactly what he did with pics.

I'm wondering if the outside fins of a kite race board set are symmetrically foiled? Might reduce some shaping.

Re: frontwing made of 2 windsurf fins? link?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:26 pm
by Edge19
Thanks guys :D very kind of you to say so.
Revhed. i shaped a concave on underside towards the trailing edge, basically shaping a hydro profile. i called it a AvagobyI2 profile which works very well indeed :)

I have made some modifications or more like additions to the fusela ge. i added some biax between the rear wing and strut position, to reduce a little twist then wrapped it.

I also thought id have a crack at making a board. I wanted one shorter and lighter than the surf board i converted.
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Vid should be below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAGFMKRRTP4
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAGFMKRRTP4[/youtube]

After much work and expense i was happy with my results for a first attempt and she works really well. After just over a year of work, lots of carbon dust and time away from family, consantly striving for improvements and watching my buddies flying around on Spotz2s i needed to give it a break.

After much consideration even with the principle, i plumbed to go for a spotz 3. which meant i needed to make a new board :D :lol:
ill get back on a new model this year and speed is the name of the game this time :wink:

Sorry for being off topic but this is my attempt at a tuttle board, it still in one piece :D
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I also bonded across the fin join a stainless nut and bolt to add a bit extra strength you can just about see it at the bottom of the joint surface
IMAG2006.jpg
using fins is quick and especially if you have some kicking around from your old windsurf days etc cheap way of making wings.
Any more questions please just ask :D

Thanks again

Mark

Re: frontwing made of 2 windsurf fins? link?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:40 pm
by Edge19
Starsky wrote:
revhed wrote:
Tone wrote:you should see the mast and fuselage he made...simply epic!
Hopefully he will read this and post some photos! :thumb:
@Edge, Did you leave the profiles symmetric?
R H
Dude. This thread is about another thread. There is a link. He does an awesome job explaining exactly what he did with pics.

I'm wondering if the outside fins of a kite race board set are symmetrically foiled? Might reduce some shaping.
They are symmetrical, but it did not stop me from shaping the underside. they worked but i could feel some flex when it became choppy, so i added some biaxial to the fop surface. i will also add the race fins i used were f-hot fins which were s2 which means pretty stiff compared to many g10 race fins these days. but like i said adding some carbon to them really will improve this possible problem.
also i reduced the length of the wings as time went on. it really is surprising how small you can go. so the shorter they become will also aid strength and flex, by reducing leverage affect.

Re: frontwing made of 2 windsurf fins? link?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:02 pm
by plummet
This is a really cool idea.

I've been interested in building a foil for a whole now. But one of he things putting me off was the amount of time it would take to create good wings from scratch.
This might save a lot of time.

Re: frontwing made of 2 windsurf fins? link?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:19 am
by tkettlepoint
yeap a true artist at its finest . great work brother. keep them coming
terrie
Edge19 wrote:Thanks guys :D very kind of you to say so.
Revhed. i shaped a concave on underside towards the trailing edge, basically shaping a hydro profile. i called it a AvagobyI2 profile which works very well indeed :)

I have made some modifications or more like additions to the fusela ge. i added some biax between the rear wing and strut position, to reduce a little twist then wrapped it.

I also thought id have a crack at making a board. I wanted one shorter and lighter than the surf board i converted.
IMAG0260_1.jpg
IMAG0269.jpg
IMAG0262.jpg
IMAG0267.jpg
Vid should be below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAGFMKRRTP4
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAGFMKRRTP4[/youtube]

After much work and expense i was happy with my results for a first attempt and she works really well. After just over a year of work, lots of carbon dust and time away from family, consantly striving for improvements and watching my buddies flying around on Spotz2s i needed to give it a break.

After much consideration even with the principle, i plumbed to go for a spotz 3. which meant i needed to make a new board :D :lol:
ill get back on a new model this year and speed is the name of the game this time :wink:

Sorry for being off topic but this is my attempt at a tuttle board, it still in one piece :D
IMAG0715_1.jpg
IMAG0764.jpg
IMAG0759.jpg
IMAG0773.jpg
IMAG0779.jpg
Back on Topic
I also bonded across the fin join a stainless nut and bolt to add a bit extra strength you can just about see it at the bottom of the joint surface
IMAG2006.jpg
using fins is quick and especially if you have some kicking around from your old windsurf days etc cheap way of making wings.
Any more questions please just ask :D

Thanks again

Mark