E-Surfer Mag

Questions about VeFoil products

Hello @VeFoil / Chris,

There were some questions in the comments of the e-surfer.com article about your products. I am moving them here, so that they are easier to track for you:

Open questions:

Daniel:

Me too really interested by this diy project…Let’s me give more information about the motor of the foil…
kind regards
Daniel

Josh:

I am really interested but I don’t have a lot of money how much would a parts list cost to build it myself

Question, which you did already answer:

Dennis:

Would be interested in a unit to fit to my longboard…are you looking at that option in your development?

VeFoil:

Yes, the unit can be used on longboards etc… We plan to have things ready for shipment this spring.

Also, we are completing our wireless waterproof surfboard remote control which is very exciting. Not only will it be used for our propulsion systems, but it will sell individually for the DIY community, and the waterproof remote control will be available for white-label.

VeFoil’s end-goal is to have a complete propulsion system with a floating waterproof remote available for everyone at the same price as if you were to go out and try to build one yourself paying internet prices on parts and shipping.

We have built relationships with the manufacturers of the key components needed Motor, ESC, Machine Shops, for parts and customizations. Through bulk orders of all big and small parts required we can get a 12% - 95% cost reduction on parts because of bulk purchasing power, and all the parts are simple Plug-N-Play with each other.

We will soon be working on a custom efoil board with built-in foil mount, wire conduit, and battery compartment hatch. This board will have a dual use as an efoil board or compact high buoyancy SUP with storage compartment. We plan to make this board available at cost direct from the factory for all to buy along with the foil.

While we will design it for the factory we don’t plan on selling the board and foil our selves, at this time as its cheaper for everyone to just order direct and have it shipped ONCE vs around the world twice like most boards (we remove ourselves/the middleman to make the sport affordable for all). This company in China also sells the foil we are using so ordering both together makes this very affordable around $1000 for board and carbon foil.

Our propulsion system can be used for anything really (longboard, surfboard, foil, dingy), and will be high powered with a waterproof remote with full throttle control. Be sure to check out our website for more information http://www.VeFoil.com

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New Video Posted: https://youtu.be/2tluLb_wha4

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Hello @VeFoil,

Can you already give an indication what the price of the remote control will look like?

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Cheers
E.

Sure, depending on the demand upon first prodcution run it will be between $150 and $225 USD.

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Hey everyone, we just posted a new update on our progress, new team member, and photos: https://us16.campaign-archive.com/?u=f633e9d55535b671786d462ba&id=36df80164b

Some photos of our prototype as we start to assemble our most current design. Many improvements to come for water intake area to be much more hydrodynamic but really nice looking unit overall.

Quick mid-week progress update as we pick up speed…

Simon, Ian, and I got together in order to go over a few things as we pre-prepare for the next steps forward, and also to test fit a couple of updated parts for the jet housing.

Overall, it was a great day, we nailed down a part, and found a few minor improvements we can do on others.

As you can see in the photo below, we have a sleek, and low profile design. This design has several benefits. Being all rounded and smooth it is easy on the eyes too look at, very durable, and when you kick it under water by mistake (yes it will happen guaranteed) there are no sharp edges. Notice how we don’t have an oversized duct to cause extra drag? This allows us to adds some efficiency while allowing the jet to be positioned down on the fuselage give you more up/down flying area (nearly full range of your mast).

If you didn’t notice above, we have improved on our floating waterproof remote. The overall size is little larger both length and girth for a really nice grip. Wait till you hold one in your hand, I don’t think a grip and get any more comfortable, to be honest.

Also, notice the knuckle/trigger guard now goes out to the end of the top section and we have added the two-way trigger with lots of finger room for both forward and reverse (if you want to activate reverse). This remote works well for eskateboards, efoils, jet surfboards/SUP’s.

If you didn’t read our update from a couple of days ago jam-packed with more great details be sure to read it here: https://us16.campaign-archive.com/?u=f633e9d55535b671786d462ba&id=36df80164b

Our goal and focus here are to create an impressive multi-use jet system for efoiling, jet surfing, and SUPs at the SAME cost that it would cost for a DIY’er (you) to go out and buy the parts and try to build one of your own. Though our creative designs, and group/bulk purchasing power when we launch later this spring we can pass huge savings on to fell enthusiasts who share our passion for being out on the water.

We are doing this to help grow the sport and make it accessible to more people. The amount of time, money, research, and effort we are putting into this is crazy, and we are not getting paid for it. This is a passion-based project, and 100% of all donations from our website go directly into the project - Cad, machining, parts, shipping.

A big THANK YOU! to everyone who is helping make this a success through donations and spreading the word of the VeFoil project on youtube videos comments, forums, blogs, etc.… The more you can help spread the word the lower our overall prices should be upon initial product launch/bulk order of parts and shipping. We have been able to cover a good chunk of the costs, and we hope more of you will continue to support us as we enter the most expensive final stages of this process. And remember, if you donate to help us during this development stage you will be notified of our launch to get our VeFoil system at cost this spring. We should be well under the $2K price tag!

We will have another update soon, more good news on its way!

Chris and the VeFoil Team!
www.VeFoil.com
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VeFoil Part 8 - DIY Electric Hydrofoil Impeller & Intake Cone


3D printing company for aluminum Props and Impellers: https://i.materialise.com/en

PHOTOS!


Our eFoil Board Arrived! It’s Wicked!

Our last update we talked about our board arriving and continued thrust testing to try and get the most power from our jet. So far we have tested over 70 setups and we have found a good combination and have sent away for CNC milled aluminum parts for temporary use.

We will continue to refine and improve things as a whole going forward as we can see the potential for more thrust/speed. It is just a matter of refining/testing new impellers blade shapes and more time.

Check out our board which was designed by Miles Hammond who has his own line of SUP’s and runs his own product design shop at www.Studio63.ca. Also, Dave from www.DaveBurt.ca did our board graphics.

WATCH VIDEO

As always, our goal and focus from day one have been to create a multi-use jet system, waterproof remote control, and board that is commercial grade so you can jet surf, efoil, and SUP from one board. Everything we make is built to have smooth throttle control, super stable board for fun, smooth flying, and so the equipment can withstand the hardest of elements like hitting bottom, getting dropped, or from renters whiles jet surfing or efoiling.

Through our creative designs, and group/bulk purchasing power when we launch hopefully in the coming month or so and we will pass huge savings on to fell enthusiasts/supporters/backers like you who share our passion for being on the water and who are helping us with funding and/or insight during this development stage.

Thank you all for your comment, insight, and support, we could not have gotten to where we are without you!

Chris and the VeFoil Team!
http://www.VeFoil.com - Donate, Get Your Name in Our Board Graphics and Board and Buy At Cost!

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Final VeFoil Build Before Production + New Video!

The past couple of months have been nothing short of awesome for the progress of our electric hydrofoil products. Through extensive testing and riding which we continue to do before the ice takes over the lakes, we have been able to nail down final concepts/designs for everything from the waterproof remote control, board shape and sizes, improved jet system parts from bearings, seals, motor, and even the housing.

In short, we are working on the final CAD files for production now and once we complete this over the next couple weeks it will be time to produce the completed product prototype final version.

A Final Version Prototype Must Be Built
Before We Can Cross the Finish Line and Produce!

This final prototype will confirm all parts fit perfectly and are easy to assemble. Then we will have to the worst job of all :-), drive down south for some warm weather test riding, photos, and videos so you can see what will arrive at your door in a few months from now!

The prototype costs are crazy expensive for one-offs but they are needed. The last thing we want to happen is order parts in bulk only for them to arrive and not fit correctly.

To complete this final step we need to purchase:

  • Jet and all CNC parts + Shipping: $884 USD (Production cost $250)
  • Improved board w/ hatch + Shipping: $2367 USD (Production cost $800)
  • High current waterproof plugs, remote control, ESC, Misc… $1000+

Exciting times , we have gone from the idea of building an electric hydrofoil to a complete product line Board, Jet, Battery, Remote, and discounted pricing on foils from leading wings like Cloud 9 and Ride Engine.

We need your help to complete this electric foil product!
Be sure to visit www.VeFoil.com and donate
to help fund this final stage of the process & Save $,$$$!

As always, our goal and focus from day one have been to create a multi-use jet system, waterproof remote control, and board that is commercial grade so you can jet surf, efoil, and SUP from one board. VeFoil has been built to have smooth throttle control, be superstable board for standing starts, easy foiling, and our equipment can withstand the hardest of elements like hitting bottom, or from renters whiles jet surfing or efoiling.

Through our creative designs, and group/bulk purchasing power we will pass huge savings on to fellow enthusiasts/supporters/backers like you who share our passion for being on the water and who help fund the project during this development stage with the added perk to buy at cost.

SEE THIS VIDEO YET? Tropical VeFoil!

Thank you all for your comment, insight, and support, we could not have gotten to where we are without you!

Chris and the VeFoil Team!
http://www.VeFoil.com - Donate, Get Your Name on Our Board Graphics and Buy At Cost!