More and more people try to build their own DIY electric Foil surfboard. Nikolai, Hans Emil and Jonas from Norway are documenting their findings and are sharing them with the community.
On their website at www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-ELECTRICAL-Hydrofoil/ they are sharing details about their version 1 of the DIY electric Foil surfboard.
The idea is to help others to build their own electric hydrofoils with documentation, list of components and 3D print templates.
The DIY electric Foil surfboard team is covering the board, the hydrofoil, propulsion unit, battery and controller.
DIY electric Foil Surfboard - The board
Everything is described in a lot of pictures how they took an old surfboard, shortened it and embedded battery as well as electronics and mounted the hydrofoil.
You can download the list of materials, which includes links to buy and pricing information.
We find it is pretty smart how they re-used the old surfboard. Shortened it and embed the components to make it a DIY electric Foil Surfboard.
Originally their plan was to build also the Foil from scratch, but they went for a Nobile Hydrofoil to save some time. This may change in the future.
Propulsion unit & Propeller
Their website describes in detail and with many pictures how they build the propulsion unit and propeller with 3 D prints.
It is explained why they took certain components and what is important when assembling them. A good read for everybody who wants to build their own e-Hydrofoil.
Also the propeller is 3D printed and Nikolai and team share what they considered in terms of safety, size, speed and a smooth ride.
Battery & Controller
Their battery and controller are a pure prototype and they do not recommend to use it for safety reasons.
They will improve this in the next generation.
The batterypack consists of 2x 6s 5000mAh battery’s running in series and give a run time of 10 minutes.
More details on their website at www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-ELECTRICAL-Hydrofoil/
And last bat not least a few pictures from the team and the board in action. Enjoy!