Credits

Credits

Bob from Bay Area Machinist, the best machinist I’ve had the privilege of working with. Kudos for taking the biggest risk of anyone and starting your own capital-intensive machine shop. Thanks for not charging me aerospace rates for molds and parts, or this project...
Testing

Testing

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) is valuable at early phases of product design, when the design space is wide open and you are not focused on the nitty gritty problems involved with actually building the product. However, at no point of the design process does...
Fuselage

Fuselage

Arguably the most over designed components on modern foils are the fuselages. Whether carbon or aluminum, the solid section is far stronger and heavier than needed. The excess weight is especially critical given that it’s cantilevered at the end of a meter long mast....
IP & Innovation

IP & Innovation

As an engineer, I simply want to work with others to design and build the most elegant structures possible. I don’t have the time or skills to market, sell, and manage distribution or customer service of a hydrofoil. With that in mind, my initial goal for this project...
Wings

Wings

Wings are extremely subjective, and not something to be “optimized” in the same sense as a primary structural component like a mast or fuselage. What is stable and smooth to one rider can be slow and difficult to control for another. Like surfboards, fins, and kites...
Aero

Aero

Foils are essentially airplanes in water, and aerospace is an extremely diverse industry. You can focus on structures as I did, or be a software engineer developing flight control systems, or spend an entire career reducing the drag of a winglet. Admittedly, I’m...