The PLUME eFoil from WhimsiFoil - info for the DiYer

We’ve known the Whimsifoil brand since 2018 with their inflatable boards. They are based in France.

They are now launching their latest product in a kind of “self crowd-founding mode”: the Plume efoil for 3800€ or 3165usd (excl vat export price) close to a DiY price.
You pay a 50% deposit today, you collect your board next spring in 6 months time.
Site homepage: https://www.plumefoil.com/ (French, use your translator)
Pre-order: Précommande eFoil Plume / Plume eFoil (French, use your translator)

Normal price: 5000€ incl tax (4167€/usd EX VAT outside EU for export)
Launch price: 3800€ incl tax (3165€/usd EX VAT outside EU for export) " -24% for a few weeks only"
Videos to come soon.

Board: 160cm (5’4") 100L
Front Wing surface: 1300cm3 (opt: 1600cm3 +70€)
Battery capacity : 33Wh (opt: 42Wh +450€)
Charger: their 1200W model (to be checked)

POSITIVE POINTS:
European efoil company offering quality products and support
Price: never seen so far at a DiY price
Motor: marinized outrunner
Stock propeller: two-blade folding prop

NEGATIVE points:
Carrying bag and board cover: +349€
50% deposit today - Delivery : spring 2023

Question : their board for DiYers has always been in the 450-600€ range.
Can we buy the Plume board separately ?

This motor looks much better than HISUN and clones in 2018.

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Sofar no real photos only models available? Seems a bit risky to pre pay almost 2000€ without any secure delivery option nor showing a real prototype… :wink:

Sofar no real photos only models available? Seems a bit risky to pre pay almost 2000€ without any secure delivery option nor showing a real prototype…

if interested this is worth the shot

First prototype vid … looking forward to seeing more technical details…
https://dms.licdn.com/playlist/C4E05AQFbsJWTSaBCdg/mp4-640p-30fp-crf28/0/1658861913433?e=1659621600&v=beta&t=0tjSQ1lEcelQ-esT46tSkb8HJ7MtYp59hdjg4ejGxog

Ok I see basic Maytec and flipsky components…assume they use 65162 or similar motor… basicaly a DIY setup… Most interesting to decide if its worth the money, will be the battery as this is the most expensive part… So let`s see how they survive, but I think pwrfoil and waydoo get more&more popular and established… if those are to expensive then better build yourself :sweat_smile:

Remote: Flipsky VX3, the folding prop and the marinized outrunner which seems to have a static outer shell
https://dms.licdn.com/playlist/C4E05AQF4tYP8ttWHNQ/mp4-640p-30fp-crf28/0/1659262049573?e=1659920400&v=beta&t=M283zCbr451rH9blHlaE1TuCWEN6XGVMVv1hF6bmXQQ

Interesting folding prop design with geared cup blades that look more like spoons so finger friendly:
220801 Folding prop

220801 Folding prop 2

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