G-Whale-7 fin now fully functional
 

G-Whale-7 fin now fully functional  

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MrMik
(@mrmik)
Honorable Member

After years of development, my large single fins are finally tough enough to last in the real-world surf environment.

And they out-perform traditional fins by a wide margin.

The video is best enjoyed with a VR headset. Recorded with a 360Fly camera installed in the surfboard. 

 

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Posted : 29/07/2019 1:22 am
bobstro
(@bobstro)
Famed Member

What material did you use to print this? A colleague was asking about the feasibility of printing fins for boards and while I know it can be done, I couldn't tell him much more.

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 29/07/2019 2:10 am
MrMik
(@mrmik)
Honorable Member

I used high quality PLA. 

But the stiffness and resistance against snapping off relies upon carbon parts which are not 3D printed. 

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Posted : 29/07/2019 7:19 am
richard.l
(@richard-l)
Member Moderator

Wow. I remember when you first started on the journey to make this happen. Lots of polycarb printing, fails, etc. Glad you were able to finally realize your dream.

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Posted : 29/07/2019 4:49 pm
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