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splaterwin

Since 17 Nov 2005
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PostWed Jul 11, 18 6:10 am    efoil board Reply with quote

I know this is a kite site but this is a converted kite foil board. Been a struggle to built this thing but I'm finally moving on the water. My first successful test was yesterday. Need a bigger board and a water proof remote. The plastic bag filled with water so we had to stop riding. Video is pretty rough but you get what you pay for.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mwvm7LleT-GrpvBT4MLydzV5Gz17gz8j/view?usp=drive_web

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vCdtsRIV73Fs1WY3PUybvbodPNiGGX_S/view?usp=drive_web

My thanks to the efoil build form for getting me to this point.

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tinyE

Since 21 Jan 2006
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PostThu Jul 12, 18 11:55 am     Reply with quote

congrats on the build! i was looking at building one of these a while back.
that first vid is almost unwatchable. gotta get the filmer to zoom out a bit!!!

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dwaynej

Since 09 Sep 2013
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PostThu Jul 12, 18 12:28 pm     Reply with quote

Following a friend on facebook who has the Lift e-foil... The board is huge to hold the battery and enough volume so the rider can stand... Its the size of a small sup.

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splaterwin

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PostThu Jul 12, 18 5:06 pm    Finally up foiling on my knees Reply with quote

Just got back from another test run. This was my best test yet. Rode around for about an hour. Not standing yet but doing touch and goes foiling with an extended foil go around. Yesterday was a bad test run. Broke a cheap kite pump putting a vacuum on control box. Decided to go out anyway, that was a mistake. Box filled with 2 inches of water and my water alarm was screaming. Back to the dock to survey the damage. After I dried it out - still working, won't do that again. Need to work on a water proof remote, the plastic bag thing is getting old fast.

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sfbomber

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PostFri Jul 13, 18 9:16 am     Reply with quote

Dope, thanks for sharing. Do you have a link to your build on th efoil forum? I wonder if you could stick the remote in a waterproof camera bag.

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Dern

Since 11 Jul 2010
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PostFri Jul 13, 18 3:38 pm     Reply with quote

How is the water entering your remote? Through the wiring port?
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Nak

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PostFri Jul 13, 18 7:46 pm     Reply with quote

Very cool!

I was going to sell an almost new Slingshot Dialer, but now i'm thinking it might be a good choice for a DIY Efoil... I wonder how hard it would be to hollow out & seal a battery compartment? Do you have a build thread anywhere? The orange LF mast makes a lot of sense due to ease of running the wires. How did you get the mount hardware made? I was thinking an electric trolling motor would be a good choice; lot's of R&D already into it. What are your thoughts on that?

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bobgatpdx

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PostSat Jul 14, 18 8:48 am    Efoil forum Reply with quote

Here’s a link to the efoil builders forum. Great resource for anyone curious about building their own efoil.

http://efoil.builders/

Also, check out this Canadian group’s effort to make a DIY efoil kit:

http://www.diy-electric-hydrofoil.com/

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Gman

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PostMon Jul 16, 18 12:03 pm     Reply with quote

need to connect you to Man - he found a nice waterproof remote controller
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