2022-09-16 (F) Weekly Summary

I upgraded the hinges so they would control the sail, and I could control them with a rope. The wind immediately pulled the sail out of shape when I brought it outside.
The wind doing its thing

I tried to make the frame stiffer with a handle that let me force the booms down. Sadly, I had the same problem where the wind deformed the sail so much that it failed.
Hinge pushers

Instead of retrofitting my design with curved sails, I designed a smaller version with new parts. The pieces won't be expensive, and I can show the revision progression when I get to the end.
Plans for SkateSailV3

When I made this design, I didn't have any hard hinges because all the fiberglass were sewn into the fabric, forming living hinges. There are eyelets around the sail that capture the wind more efficiently.
This version catches wind much better

Wind is stronger as you get higher

The brake cable that came with my mountain board was only long enough to reach my rear hand, so I swapped out the parts for something I could use while both hands were out front holding a sail.
New brake cable

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8

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