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Drone foiling?

Postby fun2kite » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:39 am

Imagine this on a hydrofoil!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuRf6r0LuL8

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Re: Drone foiling?

Postby elguapo » Thu May 16, 2019 12:34 am


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Re: Drone foiling?

Postby tkaraszewski » Thu May 16, 2019 1:14 am

I see zero reason to do this over buying an efoil.

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Re: Drone foiling?

Postby FLandOBX » Thu May 16, 2019 2:39 am

tkaraszewski wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:14 am
I see zero reason to do this over buying an efoil.
Lift eFoil - $12,000 USD

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Re: Drone foiling?

Postby tkaraszewski » Thu May 16, 2019 3:27 am

FLandOBX wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:39 am
tkaraszewski wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:14 am
I see zero reason to do this over buying an efoil.
Lift eFoil - $12,000 USD
What do you think the price tag on that giant 8-motor professional film drone that can pull a foil around is?

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Re: Drone foiling?

Postby tkaraszewski » Thu May 16, 2019 3:33 am

FLandOBX wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:39 am
Lift eFoil - $12,000 USD
Found it. The video description says it's a Freestyle Systems Alta 8, here's their web store. It's $17,495.

https://store.freeflysystems.com/produc ... 8143711559

So $12,000 is sounding pretty affordable in comparison.

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Re: Drone foiling?

Postby alowishus » Thu May 16, 2019 4:46 am

fun2kite wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:39 am
Imagine this on a hydrofoil!
Imagine being able to afford it :D

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Re: Drone foiling?

Postby FLandOBX » Thu May 16, 2019 1:02 pm

tkaraszewski wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:33 am
FLandOBX wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:39 am
Lift eFoil - $12,000 USD
Found it. The video description says it's a Freestyle Systems Alta 8, here's their web store. It's $17,495.

https://store.freeflysystems.com/produc ... 8143711559

So $12,000 is sounding pretty affordable in comparison.
I'm not a drone expert, but here's an 8-motor drone for $669.

http://www.helipal.com/storm-drone-8-gp ... tform.html

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Re: Drone foiling?

Postby deniska » Thu May 16, 2019 6:57 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:02 pm
tkaraszewski wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:33 am
FLandOBX wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:39 am
Lift eFoil - $12,000 USD
Found it. The video description says it's a Freestyle Systems Alta 8, here's their web store. It's $17,495.

https://store.freeflysystems.com/produc ... 8143711559

So $12,000 is sounding pretty affordable in comparison.
I'm not a drone expert, but here's an 8-motor drone for $669.

http://www.helipal.com/storm-drone-8-gp ... tform.html
yeah.. you are not a drone expert, me nether... but that $699 drone can only lift a gopro while $17K one hauls 20 pounds, which is not that much tag, but I guess may work for HF...maybe...

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Re: Drone foiling?

Postby FLandOBX » Fri May 17, 2019 1:51 am

Point taken, deniska. But I'm still not convinced that a drone capable of pulling a foil needs to cost more than an efoil.

My cost comparison comment responded to this one from "tk":
tkaraszewski wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:14 am
I see zero reason to do this over buying an efoil.
A second reason to drone-foil as shown in the second video could be the relative advantage of not having a dormant motor on the back of your foil when foil-surfing. The second video shows a tow-in that allows the foiler to ride the waves without power assist. My guess is that an efoil wouldn't do as well motoring out and then riding the waves back in without e-power. The dormant motor would probably disrupt the foil's performance on the ride back in. Seems like another advantage for the drone. Maybe someone with efoil-wave experience could comment.

A third reason to drone-foil is that it's something different. To each his own. If those like "tk" think that the efoil delivers the goods, that's fine. But I don't see anything wrong with trying something new and different......just because it's new and different. Variety seems to be enjoyable for most kiteboarders. :thumb:


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