Aircraft hull as a water-jet Foil "Flyer"

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by Dave Ahlstrand, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Dave Ahlstrand
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    Location: Beatrice Nebraska

    Dave Ahlstrand New Member

    Hello to everyone! i am a brand new 63yr-old? To your group/ I have the fuselage of a "Glass Goose" Amphibious (HomeBuilt aircraft) i have so far >carved up & married a 400cc 35hp? jet ski /to the stepped hull & tested as a proof of concept >works great >needs more power >>so i have cut-up & mated a 900cc. -100hp ski >>yet to be tested. Yet i have been toying with Turning it into a (water) jet powered Foil type of Flying craft. With the intent of "flying just high enough (so as to minimise draft)- (retractable foil?)to enable 45* banked turns. I am lacking knowledge of the Foil & Submerged/Telescopic jet inlet> part of this Diabolical plan. If you might be interested / able to add to/ or take part in/ This project Please contact me. Dave
  2. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    good pics of what you are working with would help.
    Boeing made a hydrofoil with in-let and water-pump jets, but that was Boeing and was discontinued after the "jet age" excitement waned.
    Seems to me the obvious way to maintain power while changing heights would be an outboard on a parallelogram type bracket. Maybe connect the bracket to a water-surface sensor for semi-automatic operation.
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