Commercial self stabilzing hydrofoil

interesting concept, they have 2 axis stabilization

is it anyone from the forum?

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Hi Pablo,

Yes, we are! We have been intermittently visiting the forum, probably since its inception.
Regretfully, we couldn’t share much of our work and be active participants, until recently. That was both due to IP considerations as well as exotic development routes we took, that didn’t mature into viable product features. :unamused:
We are delighted to see all the great DIY work people are doing while pushing the limits of design and engineering. Our team comes from a very similar background.

Our “2 axis” control architecture is indeed an interesting concept. It mimics the behavior of an experienced rider by inducing Yaw angular velocity in order to control the Roll angle. Many experienced riders (and engineers) are not aware that this type of dynamic coupling is actually the one that is responsible for their ride stability (in the Roll axis).
We found out this type of architecture has many merits and we believe it will take a big part in the future of electric (and non-electric) Hydrofoiling Mobility.

If you have any questions or suggestions you can contact us here or via our website / LinkedIn.

Cheers :sunglasses:

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Not much to add, other than congratulations!, the board looks awesome and seems to ride really smooth.

Regarding the coupling, yes, we were discussing it in another thread a few weeks ago. But wouldnt it be the other way round? I mean, I undestand that in your case you apply a yaw moment to stabilize the roll like you describe; but a rider in a passive board will control roll in order to change yaw, just like riding a bycicle without hands.

I’m sure that the board will be a hit among rental places once you start selling it. Best of luck!

Who you going to send one to on the forum for a candid review and comparison to normal efoils? :wink:

“Now anyone can ride an efoil board”

And here comes the legislation and the ruining of our sport in 3… 2… 1…

This is smart workaround on some of the Lifts “patents”(not invented by them in the first place…), good work! Guess this can be deactivated and then works like passive foil?

yes, in their webpage they mention that you can choose the level of assistance you want.

IMO this will be good for rental places, but i doubt many private users would spend extra money for something you can turn off relatively quicky.

Hopefully soon! We aim to launch the first ‘production grade’ fleet of Demo Boards within the next few months.

We were surprised ourselves, as to how many people are interested in a self-stabilizing e-Foil, not for learning purposes but rather as a “cruise control” aiding tool. It turns out, some users use their e-Foils simply as a vehicle to explore their surroundings and prefer to get their attention off of constantly keeping balance. One customer has even thought about using our boards as ‘micro mobility’ Scuba-Diver delivery vessels (with their gear lashed to the board’s deck, obviously).

We have entered into a new era where efficient energy consumption is a necessity and, luckily, modern technology enables us to achieve that goal. e-Foils have been a great step towards significant reduction of energy consumption while the stabilizing tech’ broadens the audience and applications it is accessible to. BTW, with larger foiling vessels in which you can’t use body weight to keep it stable, stabilization is critical.

Although our means of throttle control does ‘workaround’ the current patent status quo, it was not our initial incentive to do so. We just wanted to develop a more intuitive way to control our e-Foils, reducing the attention span the rider has to allocate.

Yes expected so, and in any case at least within EU not much to worry as the Swedish university has well documented basically the details covered in the "patents " years before Lift.

Think what you are doing is a great feature to have in a foil. Will You add also a manual mode, for drive to manually do with a controller/Joystick the same things as the position sensors is doing in automatic mode or by shifting weight?

In manual mode (i.e. throttle control only and stationary control surfaces), it is impossible for the rider to lean forward/back while remaining in the height flight corridor. The immidiate and commonly used solution to this, would be to use a handheld, trigger actuated remote controller.
But, we don’t really like that approach. Too many accidental ramp-ups and its just another thing you have to think about and deal with. So we are exploring ways to go around that.

Very cool. Congratulations on a great concept. Any price indication yet on how much these will retail for?

Thanks, Fred!

We still haven’t finalized pricing. However, we are pretty confident we are going to offer two pricing plans - one for Private Owners and a second one for Rental and Excursion Operators.
A complete basic setup for private owners would probably be on par with the leading brands on the market (i.e. ~$12K).
Operators and Enterprises will be offered a custom price plan based on their usage.