Anyone used a Gong wing with a slingshot mast?
Hi all, my build so far has a slingshot hoverglide set up, which is basically a smallish kite wing set up.
I also have for surf foiling a complete Gong Allvator wing and mast and would like to use the Wing to give more lift using less power. I don’t want to start drilling into the gong mast and my motor mount is all set up in the slingshot mast. I wondered if anyone had made an adaptor for the bottom of the mast to fit the gong set up
For the SS mast, could you give us in mm: chord, thickness and screw spacing ?
I could print you an adapter if you’re struggling, but I can only print PLA for the minute (I print in my house). Or I could just CAD it and send it somewhere for machining. @Jezza might be able to help with machining.
It would probably be cheaper just to buy another gong mast.
i tried to get a 3D File of the gong mast, but could not get it. Maybe someone has one or at least a picture with measurements of the gong mast or fuselage, then I could do an adapter.
I will send this to you later today, otherwise Gong mast are really cheap, I think they are discounting last year version as they released new graphics
@Manufoil Can you send to me as well, please?
Here we have Gong dimensions, I’d like to have the same for SS…
Hi guys what files format do you want? A dfx profil or IGS, Step ect?
I only found the dfx profile, I will redesign it later if you need the full extrusion otherwise I can send the dfx profil I used for the mast clamp
Could you send me dxf of Gong Mast too?
.step would be perfect but .dxf should work as well;-)
Thanks for all the suggestions, actually thinking about it it may be easier to get a second gong fuselage and modifying that to fit the mast
@RamsUK couldyou post a pict of the SS mast section with dimensions (caliper) and screw spacing ? With the Gong one, you could have your STL file milled into alu and drilled for a few USD at your local FabLab. Could be less than 30usd from an online shop… Nice Fusion360 mini project ain’t it ?
SS has 50,7mm displacement of the 2 M8 screws
That’s exactly the sort of thing I need! Thanks unfortunately I do not have a caliper to measure the mast
The problem is to get that machined as a one off you’ll most likely pay more than £50. Therefore the mast will be cheaper…
Problem is my mast and motor pod was purchased as a complete unit so I don’t really want to start separating it all or replacing and drilling a new mast. So the adapter would be good or I could get second fuselage from gong and modify that itnstead.
Or, I could just attempt to use my slingshot hover glide kite wing but i suspect it is too smsll
The kite wing won’t be too small, it will just be faster and a little harder.
I also understand your reluctance to take it apart. I have both gong and slingshot so can draw up a unit for you when I get free time.