TL;dr: Need a SIMPLE build for a short burst (10-20 seconds) to get my foil SUP to 8mph.
Background: I’m an avid foiler, I’ve foiled for over seven years. I can kite foil, windsurf foil, wing foil and wake foil. I can foil pump with a pull from a jetski for ~60-80 yards before I tire out. My favorite foil to ride at the moment is the GoFoil GL210 and GL240. I also has the full prior gen wing set starting with the Nalu and going to the M280. I prefer to ride BIG wings due to the conditions here in the Gulf.
There are no real waves here, not unless it’s blowing and then it’s just chop with very little push. With my ultra light land kites I can ride the smallest of waves and lightest of winds. I want to SUP-foil but I don’t have the waves and power to start flat. My biggest issue is starting up on the foil. Once I’m foiling I can connect small bumps and ride/pump to the next bump but the kite/wing/sail hinders my riding as it always requires attention.
I’m interested in making a simple motor/prop setup that could give me a short burst to get me to 8-9mph so I can get up on the foil. I can standup paddle the board up to 3-4mph. I’m too old and too out of shape to do a full flat water foil SUP start.
I was thinking a motor that I could attach to a paddle, though that may be too heavy. I just need a build that could give me a burst, 20-30 seconds to get the board to 8/9mph, so I can get on the foil and do the rest the way I know how. I don’t need the battery to last for hours, minutes would be enough. I was thinking of mounting it right on the board, so once I’m up on the foil I don’t have the drag.
I have a 3D printer and fairly profficient in printing with polycarbonate and nylon. Though printing large parts are a MASSIVE headache with these materials.
Would love to hear any ideas/advice on parts to use.
So I’m thinking Flipsky Inrunner Brushless DC 66112 , mounted directly on the mast with an adapter. I need to research whether I want 150/215KV and a simplest controller/battery.
Hm, the 66112 is over 7" long. That seems a bit large after the mount/prop are added on.