The M6x120MM screw appears to be a rare and expensive one! It might be good to modify the design to a smaller more affordable screw?
Wasn’t too bad. I might have had to cut them, not sure.
Screws: uxcell M6x65mm Stainless Steel Hex Key Socket Head Cap Screws Bolts 10pcs by uxcell uxcell M6x65mm Stainless Steel Hex Key Socket Head Cap Screws Bolts 10pcs by uxcell
Locking Nut Set: HVAZI 205pcs Metric M2.5 M3 M4 M5 M6 M8 M10 M12 Stainless Steel Nylon Hex Lock Nut Assortment Kit by HVAZI Link: http://a.co/fZclEWQ
I need to update my parts list with all these little purchases, sorry.
Ohhhh OK. I think in Fusion I saw M6x120. Much easier to find!
In your video you mentioned 35amp to foil. What have you found is the average with your setup both full throttle current to get up on foil, and then foiling current?
Also, have you measured the thrust on your board to see how much can pull?
This forum is going ballistic! nice job buddy, you have left your mark in this world!
Great to see the discussion @VeFoil. A few weeks ago I was on the foil pulling only 20A. But that was without a duct, so it doesn’t count. We do need the duct for safety. Since riding with ducts again I was unable to read the amps on that little display in the box. Sun glare and too busy trying not to crash. Time for data logging. I tried, drowned and killed a VESC already, perfect for logging, I even bought a cheap Android phone to record and monitor everything in realtime with the VESCmonitor app. A bit weak on the amps. Well, for now I am back to my Seaking. I’ll try to keep looking down and report. I don’t have numbers on thrust.
Thank, I think it would help us all to know what current you are drawing to get up on foil as its likely 3-4x more current for that initial thrust in the board.
You should check out the vLogger you can do everything gps, mapping, tracking temp, speed, motor RPM, current etc… Eagletreesystems.com
Wow. We were just talking about loggers on Friday. That vLogger will work with the Seaking 130 and everything else?
Yes it should. We have several backers installing it on their efoils, must be a hot topic this week I have had several different makers mention this exact one.
Question about the Foil Fish and stability… what is your experience with foils, is the foil fish tougher to ride than others? You mention you are always crashing, do you always crash on Don’s board? What is your reason for the new foil?
First off thanks pacificmeister for putting this all together, I have been watching your YouTube videos since you started posting them and I appreciate all the time you have put into them in order to share your build. I plan on building one soon.
On the topic of hardware, one of the best places I have found is https://www.mcmaster.com/ , they have great prices and shipping is very fast, I hope this might be helpful to someone sourcing hardware. Thanks again, this is awesome.
Rule of thumb - the bigger the wing, the slower the stall speed (and the slower the max speed too) = easier to ride = less crashing. Higher aspect ratio and smaller wing has higher stall speed (higher max speed) = harder to ride because you are fast and the smallest movement makes big/changes, no time to compensate for errors you make = more crashing. Kite foils in general are pretty small compared to SUP, surf and windsurfing foils. The LF is among the bigger and lower aspect ratio kite foils but still pretty fast. I can ride it up to 20mph. I like both slow cruising/turning but also going fast is super thrilling. I’ll keep testing different foils. Next I want to try a faster higher performance foil, I love fast
What foil does Don ride?
I have been following your progress for quite some time, I used some of my International moth foils to make a board a couple years ago before I had to focus on the rio olympics. Nothing beats AR makes the board easier in roll, Ill put some pictures up of our foils.
I just became interested in efoils this summer. After watching a youtube video… Wow! That’s all it took! Im hooked but am realizing a steep learning curve. Thank you for sharing these files! I plan to add anything I develop (that works) to this site as I go. Its been fun following your progress… Great work! Thank you again!
Hy pacificmeister…I think this one is close to one of your design I think…Australia is in as well;-)
Dude your work is Epic, Love it. Thanks for sharing your files with the world bro. Nice one.
I have been thinking about what would happen if no gearbox was used and a 60-90mm water jet turbine is used like the blade pitch and shape you see on jet skies, …if the power output on thrust would be enough speed to get up on the foils.
With a jet ski type water turbine there would be less drag, less blade wash as it is a much smaller duct. rpm is much higher yet the turbine has more efficiency. Maybe it will take a little longer to get up on the board at foil speed…but I am thinking it should have a much higher top end speed.
Just wanted to share my thoughts with others as I have not seen anyone talk about this.
I would be happy to show anyone my build…I do not have printer…only lathe and milling machines. My Turnigy AquaStar T20 3T 730KV/1280KV Water Cooled Brushless Motor arrived today
Yes that’s @David with his Fliteboard project, an interesting design. We have been in touch since before we both lifted off I am sure we will hear more from the commercial projects on this forum soon. And I don’t mean advertising but sharing info and discussing topics (like safety) where it makes sense that we all work together early on.
@pacificmeister HUGE THANKS for putting this forum together as well as all of your work and videos! This is going to be an incredible resource and an even more incredible community.
I had a question about how you sealed the motor wires through the housing. What did you use? I was planning on using cord grips (also called wire glands) installed through a bulkhead just behind the nose cone. This method allows the wires to be removed but is a little bulky and requires my design to be a little longer than I like.
Cool. Am happy to see all the action here. For sealing I just squirt silicone in from the mast side. Use plenty, just up to where the mast goes. It’s quick and easy to remove too if you have to get the motor out again. Not super elegant but it works
Hi Guys - hello yes that’s me - http://Fliteboard.com. I have a pretty serious team working on this around the clock with lots of innovations in development. I can’t share everything we are doing for obvious reasons, but will share what I can here - particularly on the safety front. I look forward to being part of the discussion!