2 metre rc trimaran project

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Corley, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Corley
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    I've lifted the first set of test float hull sides out of the mold and they look pretty good. I might not be making a new female molds and just work with these. Main hull halve plugs are next to be constructed.
     

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    What is the lay up, they look too thin and flexible. Remember carbon is 225% stiffer for the same weight.
     
  3. Corley
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    Hi Jim, these were not final hull molds I just wanted to have a look at the surface quality from the mold and shape.
     
  4. Jim Caldwell
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    In that case they look good.
     
  5. Corley
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    I've managed to get a bit done on this project lately. Looking at the 1/4 scale beams as drawn in the plan I decided to loft them out at full scale to confirm their fairness. They were not in total agreement with a fair curve in places so it shows the benefit of drawing things on paper if possible.
     

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    How to design an experimental boat 3m long ? Sponsor would have to be 3M.
     
  8. Corley
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    I don't think it would gain much traction even 2 metre boats are pretty rare the most popular RC multihull class is the smaller Mini 40 multihull. Lugging a 3 metre model multihull around would be quite a job due to the bulk particularly if it was a square trimaran.
     

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    3m

    This is my proposition experimental an proa with reefing wingsail and canting keel 3 m length for Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company "3M".
     

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