Hi All! I am looking for partners in the GTA area to design and build a few of these for our selves. I am an engineering with extensive experience working with carbon fiber and composites. What I bring to the table is: design and build of the board, electronic housing, wings. My ideal partner could help with the electronics, motor, esc, controllers, and batteries.
I have actually worked on my own efoiler already, but was not too successful. I bought a brushless outrunner and had a hard time with building a suitable waterproof case for it, so ended up with water damage. I’ve been doing research recently and think the best choice for the motor is the flipsky waterproof one, but again, this is the area that I struggle with the most.
I also come with a decently equipped workshop featuring a CNC.
If you are interested let me know!
Totally new here and I’m from Montreal. My goal is to build one during the winter and I have experience with RC big electric 12S setups, been making battery packs since 1999 but not as complex as the ones people use with 18650 batteries. I would be happy to take care of all the electronics part of things but I still have much to learn. My dad is a retired electrical engineer and very adept in the arduino/teensy world. I was planning on designing my own with a big boat hatch on top but I could be great to brainstorm at the very least and if we could potentially team up? Great idea, from my years in aerospace tooling, we always achieved better things brainstorming with a few others than on our own.
I discovered this forum last night and discovered efoils last week. From what I have learned so far, the 65151 120KV motor seems like the best option but people just started testing it
Thanks for the response! Certainly sounds like you fill in the right gaps, I’m interested in brainstorming and partnering with you. There is so much that can be done to make the board more efficient using arduino, so we should absolutely explore that.
I was going to build a board over the winter with a big hatch similar to the “wales build” (Lockdown Build - Wales - #2 by SoEFoil - Builds - FOIL.zone). I have a few ideas for wing designs, but buying is always an option too. I just enjoy the building aspect.
Very interesting build indeed.
Have you looked into the hydrofoil profiles from m-selig’s database?
The YS915 and YS930 seem very interesting to me as they might create enough lift and reduce drag from the trailing edge of the E817 foil
Looking forward to talk…Sent you a PM