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stringp



Joined: 20 Aug 2000
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

East winds yesterday. Hell of a time getting the H4 to go upwind either overpowered on a 6.0 or under powered on a 4.5. Saved from the foiling walk of shame when the wind came up for half a hour. Be nice if you could have a compromise between the surfy H4 and upwind capability of the H2.

Tony talks about Stage 3 having mostly front foot pressure. Think I'm still too much back foot. Especially in east winds.
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shim the rear of the stabilizer up.
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stringp



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Slingshot stabilizer is not adjustable to my knowledge.
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has much better balance with a 1/8" shim between the wing and tailpiece under the rear bolt.
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stringp



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you post a photo of this shim?
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just went to ACE Hardware and got some plastic washers that fit around the bolt then sanded the sides until they fit. Also I have the fuselage setup with the wing as forward as possible.
Doesn't feel like I've lost much speed but control is significantly improved.
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stringp



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out yesterday on the H4 in very low 20's. Finally put a front strap on the Dialer, so I was able hold a lot more power (6.0 Flyer). It was great fun being to drive the foil around as hard as I wanted. I had to unhook and feather the sail sometimes to ride down the swell, but that is what surfing must feel like.

So, for now I'm going to think of the H4 foil not as a light wind machine, but as a fin that needs to be driven hard. Not going to mess with excessive pumping on marginal days.
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dcharlton



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

StringP, thanks for sharing!!! I just got a great H4 session yesterday, I'm still new but really like the feel of the H4, feels very surfy yet very stable as well.

Also, I switched the fuselage so that the Mast is back as far as it can putting the wing forward max, that seemed to lend to easily get lift.

When I have time, I'll swap out the H2 with the H4 just to compare.

Got a lot to learn, I'm splitting between 2 and 3 foot masts, I'm liking the 2 foot mast so far, the 3 foot mast has some big crash potential.

Really helpful posts, thanks!

DC
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stringp



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Running into limitations with the H4 in light winds. In mid teens with a 6.0 Flyer I could not plane and stay upwind as well as Kevin on a large conventional board and a 7.5 sail. Hopefully the new H11 would be the light wind answer.
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dcharlton



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#$%! just got the H4 and now I'm really wanting to try the H11! Never stops!

DC
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