New here and contemplating building an Efoil this summer.
All the builds that I’m seeing in this community (except for the X-jets open belt concept) rely on a planetary gearbox. It seems to me that achieving a 5:1 reduction using an enclosed timing belt system would not be difficult to implement and ultimately would offer increased drivetrain efficiency. The only downside I see would be decreased hydrodynamics of such a system due to the likelihood of diverging from the fully concentric assembly that most of the builds take on.
Has anyone actually tried a timing belt reduction in their Efoil? Is there anything I’m missing on this one?