@pacificmeister did you silicone the shaft seals to their seats on the seal mount? I tried to use a bit of grease to seat them in there but it feels like they would spin as the shaft spins.
@MinnesotaMan it’s usually instant. It might pay to check your spam folder or try another email address.
Connected in series, 12S.
Yes I used silicone to fix them
I just saw that jetsurf has a prototype hydrofoil out.
What do you think?
the name says “hybridfoil” possibly still has the gas engine powering a generator?
I wonder what purpose that angled mast has.
Option 1: As you lift out of the water, the remaining masts fin effect will move further forward. Maybe it has a greater effect there. I don’t know about surfboards…
Option 2: If you get caught by a rope, the rope will move up the mast and then stop the board without a big moment acting on the mast to board connection. Unlikely.
Option 3: Style?
Could the angled of the mast be for better stability?
Interesting. Maybe they reused their existing Jetsurf design with a gas engine in the board and the easiest was to mount the mast in the back instead of the jet drive, allowing them to hook up a drive shaft down to the prop/jet. And to compensate for this “design hack” they had to angle the mast forward. I am speculating here but I can’t see any other reason for this.
I feel like that might actually make a lot so sense, and be genius. The motor (or lack there of) in the tube looks significantly (3/4) smaller than what we have seen on any of the designs here.
I think it’s interesting that they put it on their gas-powered board and not their new electric one. Their Instagram has been going crazy with info about it this weekend.
Well but then I dont get why it is called hybridfoil and why the propeller mount is that long (far back the mast).
I bett 75degree and 105degree gearboxes are a PIA too.
Likely a v-drive and the angle is derived from that.
looks like “concept” only
The original picture Jetsurf posted didn’t say concept on it. The pictures they posted yesterday show they added “concept” stickers to the wings. I wonder if this board is even a functioning prototype?
I Had a closer look at this concept on the “Boot” exhibition in Düsseldorf a few hours ago.
It doesn’t look like there is a mechanical connection and unlike their other models the motor housing was closed.
I am sure they are capable of building something good. Lets wait.
Thank you! Exactly! I was lost as the element is in 3 parts on the cad file