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Re: How to go faster? Technique or equipment?

Postby plummet » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:43 pm

Flyboy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:32 pm
plummet wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:19 pm
After all that ramble, i havent gps'd myself on the hydrofoil. I dont have a sea worthy gps. But i have hauled arse as fast as i can go. No idea of the actual speed but my eyethometer says between 50 and 60 kph.... Thats just a blatant guess. The fastest days are definitely the flattest water days.
Riding what?

My 1000 cm2 Gong Mpro definitely feels like it "tops out" at a certain point - I'm guessing around 20 knots. Flatter water definitely helps but I feel that at a certain point the foil won't go any faster regardless of how hard you push it.
My own foil, 550cm² wing similar in shape to a Moses Fluente 550. Med aspect wing.

Have you tried shimming for less stab aoa? I have and it makes a difference at high speed. Give it a go. What do you have to loose?
Simply slap a few slithers of duct tape between stim and fuse to shim the stab flatter. Though I do agree that 1000cm² is going to top out early.


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