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bobgatpdx

Since 04 Oct 2008
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PostMon Jul 03, 17 8:53 am    DIY electric hydrofoil Reply with quote

This guy is super impressive. He built his own with 3D printed parts!
Amazing what can be done by determined hobbists these days.
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https://www.youtube.com/user/pacificmeister

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Gman

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PostMon Jul 03, 17 7:33 pm     Reply with quote

MacGyver is killing it!!!
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anders

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PostFri Jul 07, 17 6:24 am     Reply with quote

since the lift efoil is 12k I bet we will see a few diy set-ups. I have to give it to lift for making what looks to be a clean setup and being innovative. Im sure cost will slowly come down. I don't want to have to tell my daughter she cant go to college because I bought a efoil Wink

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deminimis

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PostFri Jul 07, 17 9:07 am     Reply with quote

Outstanding! Now, let's see some deep water starts.

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DIY-eFoil

Since 31 Jul 2017
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PostTue Aug 01, 17 4:22 am    Re: DIY electric hydrofoil Reply with quote

bobgatpdx wrote:
This guy is super impressive. He built his own with 3D printed parts!
Amazing what can be done by determined hobbists these days.
- Bob

https://www.youtube.com/user/pacificmeister




Yes he and another guy on YT Virus have shed enough light on how it can be achieved I have started my own will be sharing my build via videos here as well: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpE-UlFpykTXFwibqV4xr6A

Blog updates and photo on my DIY Electric Hydrofoil site http://www.diy-electric-hydrofoil.com/diy-electric-hydrofoil-video-series/

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DIY-eFoil

Since 31 Jul 2017
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PostMon Aug 07, 17 4:18 am    DIY Electric Hydrofoil 3D Printed Propeller, My Setup Reply with quote

I just posted a couple great articles about propellers and what you need to think about for your board.

http://www.diy-electric-hydrofoil.com/diy-electric-hydrofoil-3d-printed-propellers/

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DIY-eFoil

Since 31 Jul 2017
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PostSun Sep 17, 17 3:06 am    New eFoildeveloped on Kickstarter 24 hrs Remaining! Reply with quote

There is new electric hydrofoil being developed on Kickstarter that will bolt onto almost any hydrofoil using different mount types and the project ends in 24 hours.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/834430643/diy-electric-hydrofoil-and-surfboard-remote-propul

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jperry

Since 07 Nov 2008
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PostSun Sep 17, 17 11:31 am     Reply with quote

Lol.

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Scriffler

Since 03 Jul 2005
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PostSun Sep 17, 17 11:43 am     Reply with quote

How is anyone donating to this guy? He shows you some cool stuff but how about riding the darn thing? I would send him a hundred bucks if I saw him riding. Am I missing something?

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DIY-eFoil

Since 31 Jul 2017
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PostSun Sep 17, 17 3:09 pm     Reply with quote

Scriffler, I get your point and yes video of us riding it would be great, but as I mentioned on our blog the day we went out to get video just as I got up on the board my prop flew off as I had super strong electric brakes programmed by mistake on the VESC ESC and when I took my finger off the trigger for a second everything stopped dead and prop went to bottom of bay. Aluminum prop we are waiting on as we are focusing on more or less of the shelf main parts (motor, ESC, prop, gearing) to keep costs down and product durable VS all 3D printed parts which wear out easily.

If you read the Kickstarter you will see what we are doing and working towards. If its not something you can wrap your head around to support, that is fine also. We will have a solid product in due time and videos.

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Scriffler

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PostSun Sep 17, 17 4:10 pm     Reply with quote

I will keep watching and donate($1000) once you get far enough along. The potential for these things here in Hawaii are huge. Once you get it dialed I think you could mass produce them and they will fly off the shelves for 5 grand. Show that to any guy I know and they will sell their truck to afford an electric hydrofoil. Good job, can't wait to see what you guys come up with!!

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