Videos of electric hydrofoils around the world


#82

Master Kai and his girl being all Titanic on a Lift efoil.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmWgb2_ngfI/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_loading_state_control

Sorry don’t know how to embed Insta. You’ll have to click the link.


#83

Right click on video, view page source, find the mp4 link and then post that.


#84


#85

There you go. Looks better that way!


#86

Hi! Its been a great summer in Sweden. the water is still around 20 degrees but Im back to work. Started testing in May and I have 8-10 hours of trying av foiling up until today. When I started I had about 9 minutes of running, because of all the falling. Today I can do 19 minutes of foiling without falling on a good run.

First run in may:

Open Water in august:

Dry landing:
Landing:

“Ollie” :slight_smile:

I burnt one ESC and one 16000mah (hobbyking) in the early days. everything else holds up. Max speed so far 18 knots. The nobile all-around is tricky to ride but when you learn it you can foil on basically anything :slight_smile:

More details on https://www.instagram.com/wildtech.eu/

Big thank you to the Hiorth-brothers and everyone else that has contributed.


#87

6000€!!! Foil 1200€ board 800€ … Alone … How?


#88

They halved the price, not bad.
But it is still worth to DIY, for the fun but also because it still costs only about a third.


#89

They have killer sharp pricing for sure. Just the main parts alone cost $4000+
Foil $1200
Board $800
Battery $750-$1000
Remote $200-$500
ESC & Waterproof plugs $500+

Takuma did an interview with E-Surfer and the CEO Cyril said they are running on low margins.

Overall its a nice product and they are doing the same as I am with my modular design. I can jet surf, efoil, and all parts unplug and pull out for SUP foiling, Tow or kiting as well. The key is it design a board multi-use with very little effort/time to swap the setup which I can do in under 7 minutes.

Another video:


#90

DIY’ing the board is not fun…its a hot, sticky mess! For sure it can cost quite a bit less than buy a new board, but I welcome some purpose built boards to the market.


#91

I didn’t talk about the board itself, I will just take a kite board. I like tinkering with electronics, also designing and building the remote is fun. The whole build is interesting and fun, but you are right, the board part I would like to skip too. But many others will still have fun making boards.


#92

#93

Looks fun mate, nice skill!


#95

Nice footage. Are you using a follow me quad or is someone else filming/flying? I guess with the name Zippyfpv you are pretty good at flying.
Just sucked it up and bought a Parrot Bebop 2 to do some long range FPV. Pretty cheap at $250. Should get a DJI, but can’t justify the cost. Hope the Bepop lasts longer than my race quads did!


#96

Jake, How wide is your board. Looks really narrow. Looks like its really moving. Your running the dual motor board, right? Nice.


#97

Someone else was flying the drone, it is a DJI Mavic Pro.

I used to have a Bebop, and I’m sad to let you know that they are unreliable, mine randomly dropped out of the sky multiple times :frowning: . If you fly it to fast it cut the motors, but at least you can get it 2km away…I had the old bebop so maybe you got the Bebop 2 which might be more reliable


#98

Hi Mac, Im not running dual motor anymore, Im now using the C80100 direct drive. Ill measure the board up later and let you know how wide it is.


#99

Very nice, watched 3 times. The maneuvers get more exciting, congrats!


#100

Any1 seen this? Cant find a single video online just few google pics. Jet powered.

And few tech info:


#101

Here is my most recent video from this summer. Everything working properly now!


#102

Got the BB2. Heard about the fly aways, but DJI has similar issues sometimes. I’d rather watch $200 fly away then $1000. I will likely crash it before that happens anyhow! I’ve had a few flights already and it seems solid. 25 minutes of flight time is great, and the 2km distance is what I wanted. My first real camera drone, so I’m impressed with the stability and images.
I’ll get some better efoil footage next summer with it.