Plymouth UK Build Log

After almost two years of “very” slow progress things are just about ready and it’s just a case of charging the batteries and testing the electrics


Board: Airush Monaro (converted kite race board)
Deck pad: Unifiber Windsurf deck grip
Motor pod and mast: Flying Rodeo early prototype
Foil: Slingshot Hover Glide (kite version)
Batteries: 2 x Hobbyking 20000 6S
Charger: Hota D6 (DC)
Transmitter: Maytech
Hatch: Modified, eBay boat hatch
Cooling: large Aluminium plate and metal esc box (no water cooling :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:)

Build pics:

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Now too scared to charge my massive batteries!

Big thanks to @Jezza @smith69085 @Manu @Shaun @michion @waterfox @Silvio and @Carpi and others for their help and advice

Anyway now comes the tricky bit!




Just a heads up. Set you temp cutoff relatively low to start with on the arc200 so as to avoid hearing the batteries too much. So maybe around 50-60 degrees.
Then when you try it, you can see how long it takes to get to that temp…

Thanks Jez

I just hope everything still works when I finally plug it in. The motors been sat in the garage for 2 years!!

Congrats on the build looks really tidy!
I’m moving to Portsmouth in a few weeks then traveling down the coast by boat so may be in Plymouth in a month or so if you want to meet up. Would be good to see it in action.

Oh and charging with the D6 is no problem. Just use the lipo setting and balance charge function. It will take care of everything for you.
The battery’s are huge so you won’t be able to charge to fast with that charger (more than 1c rate).
Just keep an eye on them when charging as they are lipo after all.

Yeah definitely, ping me a message. Are you taking your e-foil on the trip?

How long are we talking rouughly in terms of charging? Just so I know what to expect

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Yes its coming with as long as I can fit it in.

Up 4 hours maybe, depending on the level of the battery

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Empty Battery= 1,5hours
Greetings Frank

Well after 3 years it finally happened. I took the efoil for its first test run and it actually worked. I couldn’t believe it. Managed to get up and riding on my first attempt! Massive thanks to @Jezza for all his help over the years. And to all the other forum members who gave advice.

Had some issues for a long time with a faulty ARC 200 and finally swapped it out for a Maytech ESC which I cooled with a metal plate


Great work, It looks like your having lots of fun.

Had about 6 sessions and have just switched to a slightly bigger H2 slingshot surf wing which has made it much more stable a slower speeds. I can now really carve it around like I’m on a snowboard or a surf foil.

The Maytech esc seems to work really well and barely gets hot

Only slight issue is that I hit some seaweed amd smashed my 3D printed prop guard so will have to print another one or look at a commercial option

My friend filmed one of my sessions with his drone, here are the pics and video:


Great Build! I was wondering what kind of battery life you saw from your set up. Did you think you had enough ride time?