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[*] posted on 3-19-2016 at 08:06 AM


sure measure it, that would be great... USING HOLE CENTER TO HOLE CENTER

from the first hole center(of the 3 in front) to the last hole center on the 2 holes of the rear wing, don't include pointed ends or actual ends of metal. mine is about 615mm (roughly 24 1/4" original stock)

and while you are at it,

from the first hole center(of the 3 in front) to the first hole center of the MAST , stock should be around 215mm (roughly 8 1/2") , mine is about 203mm and i actually would like it shorter to control rate and reduce sensitivity of lever action

AND the distance between the mast bolt holes! just for curiosity, center to center i am at 58mm, (roughly 2 1/4")

thanks KK should be close, cool!






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[*] posted on 3-20-2016 at 02:58 AM


<==o=o=o====o=o==========o=o=o==>
<......wing..........mast........................stab......>
<16|45|45|-120-|57|-------323-------|45|45|16>

From the start of the aluminum fuse to center of first wing hole: 16mm
45mm: wing and stab holes
120mm: last wing hole to mast hole
57mm: mast holes
323: last mast hole to first stab hole
All holes measured at centers.

Total fuselage length: 782mm incl tips, 715mm of aluminum fuselage.

I hope my ASCII art works up there cos it makes the most sense to me.

The stock one was about 20mm shorter than the new one in the shortest position...




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[*] posted on 3-20-2016 at 05:56 AM


thanks man!

hey you got three holes on the rear , i have only seen 2 holes, and the bolt pack only has 2 as well, maybe you got lost in your art work symmetry...

210mm first wing hole to first mast hole , i am at 203mm my stock meassure harvest was 215mm ...feel confident thats solid and as close as it needs to be for the purpose.

mast holes at 57mm, i put mine at 58mm i had to go with easier symmetry!

first wing hole to last wing hole is 635mm (if there are only 2). i am at 615mm ...20mm shorter

i would say its pretty close , thanks for the details it confirms alot. the images i have of a stock fuselage only has 2 rear wing holes, the fuselage sold seperately like the longer one you have, or on newer units maybe be different, anyway all good info

so you liked the shorter setting ? for ride comfort at speed, speed control, stability, sensivityfor rise control??




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[*] posted on 3-20-2016 at 07:30 AM


That's the extended fuselage: it offers two settings for the stab. The "shorter" setting is about 20mm longer than the OEM. So sounds like you're perfect for the OEM.

The original is orange anodized, the extended is black...
http://liquidforcekites.com/product/foils/longer-aluminium-f...
Comes in carbon too, for a whole lot more bucks.

I would like to try the foil with the mast moved closer to the TE of the wing...but can't be bothered making anything :D

...

I'm still puttering around at comfortable speed, rather than chasing top end :D I'm chicken! Longer setting *seems* more reactive to swells under the water, but is slower to react, so there's a lot more porpoising. At least, that's what I remember. I'm going to try it on the longer setting again tomorrow to be sure.

Might have something to do with the wings, too!




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[*] posted on 3-20-2016 at 08:11 AM


Yeah I think moving the mast is by far the most sensitive root of feel and sensitivity .

Thanks for the #'s ....I will do a fuse' in 3/4" and take a ride




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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 07:00 PM


making head way on shaping. got about hour on wings and an hour on the mast . so depiste decent couple sessions , things are moving along, at phoil speed!

may polish, but feeling kinda done. pics tomorrow if wind is down.




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[*] posted on 3-22-2016 at 07:10 PM


supersession ATB/water... phoiled progress.


and looks to be the case for couple days if not into weekend, man i am so grateful for dropping the vaccum bag direction!

maybe friday morning knock out the 3/4 " fuselage , bolt and ---->RIDE! looks like a beach blast finish will have to do

heres the last off the shaping mast front/topplate and wings


mast and plate before shape




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[*] posted on 3-25-2016 at 04:57 PM


and kinda done now, 3/4" fuselage , everything squeezed ...soon as wind sets up. might as well let the elements finish it.





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[*] posted on 3-25-2016 at 10:50 PM


Close! I'd refine the wings a touch. You can thin out the tips. I'll try to take a picture tomarrow.
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[*] posted on 3-25-2016 at 10:50 PM


Close! I'd refine the wings a touch. You can thin out the tips. I'll try to take a picture tomarrow.
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[*] posted on 3-26-2016 at 05:33 AM


It's half thickness at tapered end over 2/3 of area, if its TOO draggy and slow . Today is the last day I'm gonna touch it. It's all ride now. I'm ready to give a go! Thanks for the help man!



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[*] posted on 3-26-2016 at 05:43 AM


Not that sure on how thin to go on tips , just went and looked at old windsurf fins , definitely could take down a fraction more



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[*] posted on 3-26-2016 at 10:54 AM


I think your mast attach ment location might be better than mine. Mine might be too far forward.

But here's a few pics of mine.

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[*] posted on 3-26-2016 at 03:59 PM


thanks for the images. the rear is there . front wing i will reduce more esp. last 1/5 of chord and tip.

did water test in pool with wings and fuelage, man that joker darts out of my hand! effortless forward motion. reconfirmed fuselage balance point for pitch and yaw. held in the right spot (where the bolt are)its effortless to control, anywhere else requires more control effort.

will add one more round of finish, ready to squeeze and ride. thanks again

wind is down , looks like deluxe finish may be within reach




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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 06:56 AM


I've been thinking about my set up. I think I need to move my mast back on the fuselage. It's super hard to control pitch at speed. Fully rideable but super hard to adjust pitch corrections. I thought it was just part of the game. When I made my setup, I just thought forward was better. So I'm going to remount the mast back to your location.

This now brings up a second question that I may have not done correctly:

When I remount the mast to the fuselage, where is the front wing in relation to your foot stance?

I mounted mine with the front wing directly under my stance (between my two feet). Now I'm not sure that is where yours is?
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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 07:25 AM


Now I'm not sure... I was just on the "other forum" and was watching a video on the slingshot foil. They have their mast mounted right next to the front wing also. Now I'm back to being confused.
Does it matter that much?


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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 09:57 AM


you have to add lever action of board mount not just mast point on fuselage. esp. with hi AR front wing

your stance, weight, position and technique all add into YOUR position over the power generating position of the foil.

small wing in rear can push more balance forward(also the reverse as well) , and some +/_ pitch added to rear can compensate lift if needed.

staright, square and balanced, add drag to slow things down those are the basics. a ton tweaking to every element can change ride, speed and handling.

the only avoidance is tail heavy, tail heavy bird won't fly.

a learning foil seems by my understanding to have centralized balance so a decent effort to foil is needed , and control is forgiving .

in the picture considerable effort to get that unit to foil at decent speed, the super short mast even reduces foil action even more . being so close to power generation requires large lever control , hence its rearward mount on the board.

you have to choose one and go with a reasonablily matched proper set up or you are in for struggle, so it seems .

all squeezed and locked! wind is down so few rounds on finish




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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 10:33 AM


Thanks Phree,
I actually can foil my ride, but I'm still full rookie stage. I find that I can foil decent, but when my speed builds I don't seem to control the slow steady increase in lift the foil keeps making, and I break the surface. I'm using one strap in front only for the start up. But once up, don't need it. But I think my stance is just a tiny bit to far back. I'm going to leave my mast/fuselage alone, but I just this morning moved the mast back an inch on the board.

I haven't foiled since the end of last season. Winter here is pure surf plus started a new job, no kite. But now you have me pumped to get out on the foil again!

Here's my ride now after moving mast back an inch:


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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 11:40 AM


if your a lighter rider YOU definitely will need to be froward on that to keep it down , the tail of the board prolly not doing much but skyjacking you at speed.

the rate of lift only increases as speed increases AND sensivity . a paper shim at front of rear wing may reduce high speed ramping .

looks to me the setup would be blistering fast IF you could keep it down! your back foot would be really close to mast point.

the fuselage/ mast is set for speed , the board/mast relationship is set to learn with more centralized balance.

good move on putting it back, it will give MORE leverage on keeping it down




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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 03:46 PM


somewhere in polishing




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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 03:54 PM


how it all connects...







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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 06:35 PM


So.... I'm just impressed your wife lets you put it ontop of the piano! Looks great.

I rode mine today. Moving the mast rear was a very good thing. Much less touchy to the kangaroo thing. Haven't ridden it in 9 months so was re learning abounch today. But having more authority over my front foot gave my back foot more ability to steer.
Decent day.

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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 07:22 PM


cool man glad you had a good go!...i may get out tomorrow.

...its my piano and is more than just a piano.




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[*] posted on 3-27-2016 at 10:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Flyfish  
Now I'm not sure... I was just on the "other forum" and was watching a video on the slingshot foil. They have their mast mounted right next to the front wing also. Now I'm back to being confused.
Does it matter that much?



Doesn't matter much, it's how it all balances out in the end. Mast closer to the wing TE is less torque on the fuselage, which can bend. I know, cos I bent my old fuse...but still rode it for a dozen sessions.

I think you need more of a tear-drop shape on the mast, but I'll bet you'll ride it just fine. Just get out and try it!




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[*] posted on 3-28-2016 at 06:15 PM


missed the breeze today, got more coming. gonna get a ride this week .

KK its gonna roll as is. i just want to get out on it! it'll only tweaked if theres a problem, hopefully get out ASAP







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[*] posted on 3-30-2016 at 05:36 AM


after watching the houtson kiteboarding vid on grigirib's thread posted by rtz, i became more weight conscious of my build. put on the scale 12.2lbs!

definitely the battle ax!

i think the SS hover was 11.2 so not too far out of the herd but somehow it may help with the introduction rides , hopefully ....TODAY!




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[*] posted on 3-31-2016 at 08:42 AM


The trailing edge of the mast is the axe! I saw a foil flip in the air in front of a guy slicing the front line OFF and sending the kite down in a "funny" way.
And that damn fuselage spear...another guy showing a mark on his ankle where it penetrated the skin right to the bone.

It takes building a mental block to not kick under water. And helmet, floatation west...armor pretty much:)

The setup weight feels a lot when you carry it all in and out the water. Once floating it feels extremely light. Bulky anyways though.
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[*] posted on 3-31-2016 at 05:28 PM


no doubt !, cautious on PPE.

recut the front wing tips and add taper th complete knife edge . blasting 9m TT session yesterday ! way to rough frontside for first a foil go .

today was zero, maybe tomorrow,





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[*] posted on 3-31-2016 at 06:21 PM


and forgot to add, its been in/out of my truck fun box ( w/bed cover)for a week....and the wing with board slide into place, is too tall for rigid cover to close and lock!

so during tip and taper remediation, i clipped 1" of wing span from front wing. so now at 22 1/2" wing span. stock LF is at 21 1/2"

that was a REAL issue on the "session ready" situation it needs to be in to get used...but all phits tidy in fun box now. hopefully sets up tomorrow





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[*] posted on 3-31-2016 at 07:36 PM


I disassemble mine every time, as I've no place to store it and can't really be bothered hauling it around set up. The bag that came with it is about the size of a skinny TT, so no really hardship . . . with practice, it takes about 5 minutes to set up.

The added bonus is that--hopefully--I'll avoid it welding itself back together when I ride the ocean :o




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