Hi all builders and forum users. This story is from my efoil build during the summer 2018.
I had seen some efoil videos at the begin of 2018 and then at June 2018 I found this forum and interested even more. I’m electronic engineer and I have been doing kite surfing from 2000 so efoil seemed a perfect project for the summer. Even I had only once tried foilboard with kite before this project.
First I hit a wall to try to find the planetary gearbox as many of you have noticed. The delivery times a crazy and we have only couple of month’s time with warm waters in Finland so I had to make up something which I can get in weeks period. I found @pacificmeister post of the timing belt version and that looked to a perfect solutions for a quick build.
It took me for 1 week to ordering the components and designing the parts. Then 3 more weeks for building and it was ready. For the result please see the video linked at the end.
So after the timing belt it was time for another design. At this time a noticed @mp105 is building a solution with cordless drill planetary gear. I had a friend working at company that sell’s cordless drill’s so I got a couple of used drill’s from him. I also ordered the same gearbox as @mp105 is using but I decided not to use it because it doesn’t have bearings at the planetary gears. My summer holiday was already over and the building was slowing down. I managed to build the second version during august 2018 and the test run was done last weekend. Again for result please see the video linked at the end.
I will try to write more info when I have time and if people are interested about my project.
Once again thank you @pacificmeister for putting up this forum and all you other who are sharing your project and great ideas of building the eFoils. Without this community I would have not been able to build my efoil.
[eFoil dude from Finland 2018] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2yT1g75Tiw&t=152s)