Sport Prop spol.s r.o. from Prague is developing the ELdoRIDEdo which is an Electric Foil with impeller and an inflatable or normal board.
The board is supposed to be commercially available from mid of 2018.
The makers of the ELdoRIDEdo are producing carbon parts including propellers since 1993 for the aerospace and automotive market. Their parts are used also for motor powered hang-gliders and para-gliders. Their carbon propeller for aerospace can change the angle of the blades.
The team got its first Hydrofoil kiteboard in 2012 and is since than working on the idea of an Electric Foil with impeller.
The E-Foil is handmade in Czech Republic and Sport Prop has chosen to take an impeller for safety reasons. Most current Electric Hydrofoils are using a propeller.
The board is 90 inch (225 cm) long, 35 inc (85 cm) wide and has a height of 40 inch (100 cm). It can carry riders up to 265 lbs or 125 kg.
The battery pack has 58V at 62 Ah and shall last up 60 minutes depending on the riders weight and weather conditions.
The ELdoRIDEdo is supposed to reach a speed of 30 mph or 48 km/h and is available with a normal or inflatable surfboard.
There is an optional battery pack with 72 Ah, which shall last up to 90 minutes, but this battery pack will not fit to the inflatable board.
The Electric Hydrofoil with impeller ELdoRIDEdo is selling for 13,990 USD will be available from mid 2018.
We are very much looking forward to have a test ride in the near future.
For more information about the Electric Foil visit the forum.