Friday, June 25, 2010

Carbon fibre Tie

What's this?
It is long story behind, almost 15 yeas when I made design
and weary first CFK Tie! This was pure art design with
strong connection of hi tech technology.
And what's happened now, my friend Eric Raymond
made end decision and he will get married with Irena on Saturday!

He is the man behind Solar Flight SUNSEEKER,
he find the N Slovenia and the Alps flying area
as his new home. Well you can not be alone so Irena
join his way to go! At the end of this part of life
they have official weeding at Saturday 26.june 2010!

Eric at NASA meeting /wearing blue Tie ;-) /

What a weding present I can make for a man plying with
top art of technology?? After brain storm and couple
conclusions the end decision was done, Eric will get
for his wedding Carbon Tie! Well done!

The Tie is made from real carbon fiber in vacuum technology
with insert of mahogany! the top part have waves shoving
and simulating the flapping of the tie! True the waves
is going hi polished brass stick ended with a sphere.
At the other end the mahogany elliptic oval connected
the wearing neck brass circle!

Here it is the carbon fiber Tie!

At the end I choose simply gift wrap from the florist shop and
Tamala help me over the net to choose the right flower for this set up!
Orange-Yellow Rose, supper one!

It looks like this when I give the present to Eric......

He was in workshoop when I jump in, with surprise, give him a Tie
and he stay speechless! Good done!
I whish to Eric all the best on his futre steps in his life, I am glad to
support him on some of his fliping mind projects!
Go, Eric and Irena, go!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

CNC fins

On the work to get out of the StealthRace board as much
as possible out, on one point the decision was to make
new fins! As I say the board is good, but it is too difficult
to ride, in comparison to other boards.
I am working on force pattern and from there the
conclusion is to have the middle fin smaller and the
"wing" fins will get new higher position.
Using Alibre CAD the fin was constructed and on
the end milled on machine.

Again the nice CNC patterns, which every time fascinating me. This is
so good to see how from zero coming up the product out from machine.

The modifications on the StelthRace board go step by step, dutue lack
of time from my design studio working day it is simply too much to do.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Update week 23

it was fully week of sports, surprises, tests, crashes
and historic feels. Lets go step by step whats happened.

First of all I get chance to go on water with modification
foils on my Moth sailboat. See the blog here
On local Bled lake the conditions was nothing special,
but enough to get the Moth on the foils. Conclusion
is simply, the modification works well, before I was
not able to get up in low wind or with such a small
speed. Everything OK.
Later on week the forecast was better for Bohinj lake,
so I was there, looking for a nice session. But, mr. Murphy
was on work, First I was cut the trampoline, where is attach
to the boat, OK bad luck I say and go for new track.
But on some crash from foiling I was swim around
boat, I see the main foil broken, o holy s*! Only chance was
to sail direct to start point and the session was ended!

Here we have the broken main foil
Not really happy!

Angeled for couple degrees, with destroyed inside structure.
At the moment I am taking decision to make repair or go
for new design, h'mmmm????
And broken tramp, well or I am too hawy or the tramp mesh was old!

On Friday I have chance to go on Lago di Croche "I" for the second
test on Stelth race board. The results will be summarized and publish
here in short. The board get some modifications on and for first info
the max speed at the wind of max 12-14knot was 26knot. Not bad!

Follow this space for future info!

Today we have in town the meeting of Old-Bikes, I mean really old.
Ota my daughter ask me to go together and we go. I was ride the bike
from my grand father the German Wulcan from 1930 which I owned.
Ota was on the bike from 1960. Great party to meet so many bikers
with history behind!

Here we go Ota and dr.Lojz

I was able to have chance for a "test run" on oldest replica bike this day!
Only one to say crazy feeling to be part of history!

Wood wheels, steel rings and wooden seat, direct transmission and
HARD servo steering, bombastic!
More pictures on PicasaWebAlbum

Thursday, June 3, 2010


As this Blog was created, with Stealth_race_KB was achieved the
goal given. The concept kite race board triggered a lot of dust on
kite forums all around globe. At the
thy made more tthen 1100 reads and counting in 3 days!
Thanks for all supporters on this idea of the board. I know
I am on right way, there is no compromise!

The board is at the moment on final tuning of the straps and fins
positions, looking forward to be for the coming weekend
ready on the water. So far so good!

Looks like if the interest for the board will grow up with
such a tendency, then some number of the boards will
be produced out of negative molds, the question is just to 
set up enough orders to get good calc out!

Follow this space for more information's coming on!