Did just Ordered a 56104 500kv a 400a Flier esc and a solas 7.3x6 propeller.
Work as a cnc-technician/operator in a big 5axis okuma milling machine so will make most of the stuff out of milled aluminium.
Will use a NEUGART 40 i5 gearbox (waiting for quote)
Don’t have any board yet, the cheapest would probably be to modify a old windboard but i have no experience in fiberglass so might buy a new foil-sup board and use it with a box on top when everything else is completed.
As foil i think i will use this front wing:
And make my own aluminium fuselage and mast but not
sure about rear wing? Guess i could use basically any one avalible on ebay with okay result?
Parts starting to arrive
That engine is a BEAST (think it is designed as a r/c boat engine and my only previous r/c stuff was a Kyosho scorpion when i was a kid and a 4x4 crawler on later days with brushed 540 engine…) this is so much bigger!
It is a beast! Welding SSS wires In case you want to cut the wires short to keep the junction mast wire/motor wite to stay inside the pod, beware that motor cables come from the windings, they are coated in enamel!
I would suggest going smaller with the drive shaft. Everything will need to be bigger, seals, bearings etc. It will add a lot of extra weight. Weight is now a major consideration for me when Im building. It has a nasty habit of sneaking up on you.
Propeller shaft finished, is now 15mm and has 2 normal bearings and 1 thrust bearing to take up the push load from the propeller and a seal in both ends.
The pull force is applied on a normal bearing through a c-clip but don’t t plan to do any reversing so it should be fine
Bought a used ple40 gearbox today but it has 1:8 in gearratio, i think it will be okay but i guess i can use a more “aggressive” (bigger or more pitch) propeller to compensate for the lower RPM(compared to a 1:5 gearbox) ?