Motor: Flipsky 120kv w/ 12mm threaded shaft. Also ordered their 12mm aluminum prop since it’s just $27
Prop: will experiment with different 3D prints compared to aluminum prop
ESC: Flipsky 60v 200A potted VESC 6.6
Battery: 12S, 1kWh minimum. 2S2P 6S 10,000mAh lithium polymer is the first thought.
Water pump: undecided. Brushless preferred
Everything is ordered besides battery, water pump. I am checking a board/foil out in person next week at a store.
It is… It doesn’t flow like crazy at very low speed but it still flows plenty! It is now well accepted to use water-cooling without a pump. All you need is a small inlet on the nose cone and you’re all set!
The motor, ESC, aluminum prop, bluetooth ESC programmer have shipped. I have already received the Maytech remote control, along with a 1 meter long U.FL extension and a quite nice looking flat (F style?) antenna with a plastic housing and 3M double-sided tape.
They are certainly files out there with a hole for a watercooling hose. If you can’t find any, just drill a hole in your nose cone and place the watercooling hose in it. You don’t need anything more than that! 1/4in tube works pretty well and has enough flow without a pump. Bigger diameter would work even better!
Today the order shipped. Tomorrow I will receive some PETG filament to experiment with on the 3D Printer. I have ABS, TPU and PP - PETG is new to me, although it seems very simple to print with. I hope I can get away with ABS for the prints I am doing, but preparing for the “worst” and making sure I can print PETG as needed. My goal is to use TPU to reduce shock, while using ABS for rigidity. I will have to design the parts to take advantage of shear strength perpendicular to the print direction.
I decided to throw my old 3D printer into the garbage. It served 22,000 hours print time over the last 7 years.
-I received new 3D printer. I am tuning PETG, currently success for print. Next, I will test water permeability and sealing methods using the acetone slush, as well as Annealing with Sous Vide hot-water method.
-I received PETG clear color, better for tuning print settings
-I Received NAISH Windsurf Abracadabra
I will begin to order Cable Gland and Pelican Box next.
I will also begin to model the e-foil to provide a basis for retrofitting the motor, mast and Pelican Box