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Jerome Bonieux
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Re: Cannot foil

Postby Jerome Bonieux » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:29 am

Is your foil the one with a spitfire like front wing?
Can you post a picture of your assembled foil?
I remember seeing a guy who had mounted his front wing with the trailing edge facing forward! He was 100% it was assembled right yet it clearly wasn't.
The outline of that spitfire wing can be confusing.
If that is the wing you have on your lift foil, make sure that the leading edge of front wing is facing forward :thumb:

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Re: Cannot foil

Postby Alysum » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:42 pm

My foil https://photos.app.goo.gl/2TMSMmkGZyGBCH596

Both thin trailing edges are facing back....

Same setup as this guy Image

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Re: Cannot foil

Postby toyletbowl » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:49 pm

Hmmmm.....usually the back wing is on top of the fuselage, but this might not be the case with Lift. Also, the anhedral or flip of the tips are usually opposing.

Your front wings flip of the tips face down as does the back wing. The back wing usually faces up.

Can you mount the back wing on the other side of the fuselage?

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Re: Cannot foil

Postby NYKiter » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:04 pm

Hex fuse....setup correct.

Check board for flex?

....I went from a dwarf that I repaired after putting a hook through it to a new one...the results were astonishing...

Just a little water inside made the tracks ever so soft impacting the ride...ridiculous...


(sidebar - I dont like the MHL board compared to dwarf....its so thick - its farther from the mast....seemed like it took more torque to ride it..)

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Re: Cannot foil

Postby Alysum » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:32 pm

I was also confused with both wings flexing down but that's how the grooves for the screws are. They cannot be mounted any different.

And my board is a brand new SS Dwarfcraft.

Had no issues with the hover glide foil and shorter solo mast yesterday. It must just be a lot harder to start with this lift foil?


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