My thin pod build (45mm)


#21

Yes, no temperature problem with this gearbox because we use it far below its max input speed (50.000 rpm)


#22

Chinese SUP foil received today:

It looks really huge compared to my kitefoil!
The quality looks good.
Weight 3.9Kg with mount and screws.

Next step: attach my thruster to the mast…


#23

Looks like it will glide/cruise really well with as big as it is.
Is it a 2ft (60cm) wingspan? How much?


#24

Front wing is 68x28cm


#25

I think 10Kg of thrust should be enough to slowly cruise with this foil.
So only 400W with my thruster, so about 1h30 of cruise with my 16Ah batteries :yum:


#26

That would be 3h with my 30Ah setup :grin:


#27

Are you sure of the side of the front wing? :face_with_raised_eyebrow::face_with_raised_eyebrow::face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#28

https://goo.gl/images/DgLHjg


#29

Yeah the way he’s configured it, it will pull him down into the ocean :grin:
It definitely needs to be flipped.


#30

You’re right, I’ve flipped it! :blush:


#31

Here is my custom mast clamp (inspired from Pacificmeister design’s, thanks him!):

Naca0010 profile.

Difficult to design because:

  • thinner motor pod (45mm)
  • wider and longer mast profile (16x124mm)

So less space for wires and screws!
Hope that will be robust enough…


#32

fait tres attention a la platine elles sont assez fragile…


#33

Seems good :sunglasses:


#34

That is tiny! I hope it works. Where does the prop come from?


#35

This is an aluminuim propeller for 2-3HP outboard motors. I think this kind of prop is much more efficient that homemade 3D printed ones. I hope they are adapted enough to an efoil. Good efficiency allows smaller motors, gearboxes, ESC, batteries, connectors, wires, … so saves a lot of money!


#36

I really like that. I hope it works! Even if you need to go with a bigger motor I think the gear and prop will still work well!


#37

Have you had a chance to water test the completed setup?


#38

I’m working on the board for now.
I think in 2 or 3 weeks I will be able to perform first real test on water.