Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Gege2000 » Oct 06 2017 4:16am

Hello,

For the french and european people : because of a finger injury, I'm selling my efoil parts : https://www.leboncoin.fr/sports_hobbies/1315038051.htm

Best regards.

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Bazaki » Oct 06 2017 5:59am

Sorry to hear about your injury. What happend

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Gege2000 » Oct 06 2017 6:38am

I cut off the top of the index finger - and a bit the tendon - with a sanding disc, and I had allergy problems after the operation. :cry:

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Gege2000 » Oct 09 2017 1:24am

Pacificmeister is back! :D :D :D

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Gege2000 » Oct 09 2017 1:26am

And virus too! :D :D :D

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by riwi77 » Oct 09 2017 4:39am

Hi all!

I building and documenting based on Hiorth's DIY on instructables.com.

It will be modified for water cooling and the "motor pipe" will be threaded not glued.

You can see and follow the progress here
https://www.facebook.com/Wildtech-1442876945788613/

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by LogicalDIYBuilder » Oct 09 2017 9:17pm

riwi77 wrote:Hi all!

I building and documenting based on Hiorth's DIY on instructables.com.

It will be modified for water cooling and the "motor pipe" will be threaded not glued.

You can see and follow the progress here
https://www.facebook.com/Wildtech-1442876945788613/

Awesome, I used the liquid force fish foil. I chatted with Hiorth's DIY on instructables.com and they are already on V3 much different and better, you may wanna hold off on copying their V1. Im sharing my build at http://www.diy-electric-hydrofoil.com/
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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Hiorth » Oct 10 2017 3:25am

Well... The only difference is that we share everything without any plans to earn money on it. People are free to do whatever they like with our design. Part of the game is copying something and improving other stuff, that is the fun part of it...

And Yes we are working on V2 that is improved. You can follow the progress here (for free) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 2e97c1f9fb

Cheers
LogicalDIYBuilder wrote:
riwi77 wrote:Hi all!

I building and documenting based on Hiorth's DIY on instructables.com.

It will be modified for water cooling and the "motor pipe" will be threaded not glued.

You can see and follow the progress here
https://www.facebook.com/Wildtech-1442876945788613/

Awesome, I used the liquid force fish foil. I chatted with Hiorth's DIY on instructables.com and they are already on V3 much different and better, you may wanna hold off on copying their V1. Im sharing my build at http://www.diy-electric-hydrofoil.com/

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by slanton » Oct 11 2017 8:09pm

Why does no-one seem to use a water cooled outrunner motor?

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by LogicalDIYBuilder » Oct 11 2017 9:03pm

slanton wrote:Why does no-one seem to use a water cooled outrunner motor?
You should ask "Vincentbraillard" who is posting his efoil on here.. previous page, the purple one... he is thinking about liquid cooling his out-runner.
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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by dirkdiggler » Oct 12 2017 3:18pm

Found another company coming out with a board, Fliteboard. Not much info other than they are Australian. Do have the motor on the foil in a different spot.
http://fliteboard.com/


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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by kiter_UK » Oct 12 2017 4:37pm

Nice. Looks quick :)

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by dirkdiggler » Oct 12 2017 5:15pm

Here's their other videos:


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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Hiorth » Oct 14 2017 1:25pm

The flite board looks nice, like how they have placed the thruster in line with the front wing. Looks more natural, in a way.

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by waterfox » Oct 16 2017 8:58pm

Hey Hiorth, how is the seal on your drive shaft working out? Have you ever found any water in there? Do you grease it before riding?

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by superlefax » Oct 17 2017 2:05am

Finally I did my first "surfing" on my brand new machine. I really had to struggle with water leakages in the propulsion system. My 3d printed parts weren't watertight at all. I had to spray them with clear coat and silicon. Everything is fully unscrewable which is a big advantage to find the leakages and to eliminate them.

Have fun watching a total noob at surfing.


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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Gege2000 » Oct 17 2017 2:23am

superlefax wrote:Finally I did my first "surfing" on my brand new machine. I really had to struggle with water leakages in the propulsion system. My 3d printed parts weren't watertight at all. I had to spray them with clear coat and silicon. Everything is fully unscrewable which is a big advantage to find the leakages and to eliminate them.
Congratulations!!!
I think that your board is too small for a beginner. For a beginner, I think the volume and the width of the board must be enough to stand up on the water. It's important, because you must transfer the weight when the speed increase, and it's not possible if you're not on your legs. I think you must also change the angle of the entire mast. The foil must point upwards, in reaction the nose of the board will go down and the stance will be more flat and easier to ride.
If you're planning hollidays in Vendee, Frankreich, let me know! :mrgreen:

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Hiorth » Oct 17 2017 7:25am

Waterfox: NO issues with the seals, but you should grease them up from time to time.

Very nice superlefax! If you make a bigger board it will be much easier to ride :)

Cheers

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by superlefax » Oct 17 2017 8:02am

@Hiorth: but the small board fits perfectly in my car ;)

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Bazaki » Oct 17 2017 8:04am

Yes ! Congratulations . The foil etc looks great, you just miss some surfing experience. I kitesurf for about 20 years, but foiling took me a few days to learn it. Keep trying and keep the board flat directly when it will come up, lean forward. And try standing with knees bending.

But first, make me that setup also :mrgreen:

Im willing to pay for it, it will save time and other investments

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Hiorth » Oct 17 2017 2:58pm

http://efoil.builders/

New forum dedicated to E-foiling, check it out :)

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Jezza » Oct 19 2017 9:22am

Hiorth wrote: And Yes we are working on V2 that is improved. You can follow the progress here (for free) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 2e97c1f9fb

Cheers
The V2 is looking fantastic! Did you do the machining and anodizing or did you get it done elsewhere?

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Hiorth » Oct 19 2017 1:07pm

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The V2 is looking fantastic! Did you do the machining and anodizing or did you get it done elsewhere?[/quote]

Thanks :) nope ordered from a supplier.

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by Jezza » Oct 20 2017 1:03am

Hiorth wrote: Thanks :) nope ordered from a supplier.
Was it quite cost effective or expensive?
Did you just glue the joint between the housing and the mast mount again?

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Post by superlefax » Oct 20 2017 5:26am

Has anybody experience with this ESC:

https://hobbyking.com/de_de/yep-120a-hv ... -opto.html

Or any other alternative for the Seaking 130A?

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