Read through the entire storage and maintenance instructions before storing your board.
Shut down the Flite Controller
Dunk the handset in fresh water from time to time to clean away salt and debris.
Remove from water
Wipe the Fliteboard seal down and removing any sand or salt.
Carefully wash and dry the battery box with fresh water.
Clean the connector contacts with contact cleaner every few weeks, or if the connector ever gets wet.
Check to ensure that water has not leaked into the board.If so - check the cause of the leak. Possibilities include sand in the seal, a damaged or dislocated seal, damaged hinges, latches, or something obstructing the lid when closed.
Take care not to let the board lid fall on the nose of the board. Leaving it open too far or on a windy beach may cause the lid to slam and damage the board nose.
Applying lubricant / WD40 to the latches and hinges ever month or so.
Remove any sand or dirt or saltwater before storing
Store your Fliteboard in your provided case
Always store the board in a clean and dry environment
Do not store the board in the sun.
Ensure the board and deck grip is totally dry before storage.
Check the board often for any damage or cracks, and have professional repaired by a surf / sailboard repairer.
Take extra care not to scratch the carbon board bottom and wings. The lacquered carbon scratches very easily.
Leave the flitebox data-connector connected as much as possible (if leaving the eFoil attached) as this keep the connector pins dry from water, salt, sand and corrosion.
Disconnect the Flitecell Power cables and Flitecell Data Cables.
Rinse thoroughly with clean fresh water after every use
Rinse the mast through the notch in the rear of the flange with fresh water.
Rise around the flange (if attached to the board) to wash salt away of keeping the board and foil attached.
Hose out the underside of the fuselage to remove salt (remove the wing cover and ensure to flush out under the wing pad.
Remove the fuselage cover and rinse up the mast to flush sand out of the flange as sand tends to build up
Remove the tail every month at least to remove any built up salt or sand and apply Tefgel to the tail part and the fixing bolt.
Disassemble the eFoil from the board every few weeks (if leaving attached) and dunk the bottom of the eFoil in a bin of warm fresh water with some soap added, to properly flush out mast and remove sand, salt and debris.
Apply tefgel at leastHandset care instructions
- Dunk the handset in fresh water from time to time to clean away salt and debris.
every 2 weeks to all screw points
Always store the eFoil in a clean, dry environment. Do not allow the eFoil to be stored wet.
Apply tefgel to all screw points before storing for any length of time.
Do not shower or submerge the battery in freshwater (remember the Flitecell should stay dry)
Wipe battery down with cloth and fresh water and cleaning battery contacts and data connector.
DO NOT clean the charger with denatured alcohol or other flammable solvents.
NEVER put a battery down on sand, as grains of sand will get trapped between aluminium lid and the o’ring / case
If the board seal has leaked and the battery has become wet, check battery exterior visually, and the sight glass and colour changing paper for water ingress. While the battery is waterproof, like a waterproof smartphone, it is a good idea to keep the battery dry at all times. The battery waterproofing is your last line of defence and water inside a damaged battery could be very dangerous.
DO NOT charge battery immediately after use, because the battery temperature may be too high. Allow 30 mins between riding and charging to allow for cooling.
Examine the charger regularly for damage to the cord, plug, enclosure, or other parts.
Keep Flitecell stored out of the reach of children and pets.
DO NOT store the Flitecell near heat sources such as a furnace or heater.
DO NOT leave the Flitecell inside of a vehicle on hot days. The ideal storage temperature is 22°C-28°C.
Do not store the Flitecell whilst charging. Disconnect the charger when not in use.
DO NOT store the battery fully charged or discharged for a longer period of time. If you’re planning not to use your Fliteboard within the next 4 weeks make sure the state of charge is between 25% and 75%. Failure to do so can shorten the lifetime and performance significantly
Shipping and Transport
DO NOT transport a damaged Flitecell or a Flitecell with power level higher than 30% when using sea freight.
Flitecell (batteries) are considered a dangerous good and must not be shipped without working with a dangerous goods shipping specialist. Shipping batteries marked as normal goods without informing the shipping party is illegal and dangerous. The Material Safety Data Sheet is required for shipping the batteries.