Design challenge - small "commuter" to travel 1500km in 2 days

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by joceline, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. daiquiri
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    Yeah, Luigi Colani sounds like a typical Soviet WIG designer's name... ;) :p
     
  2. joceline
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    Well, he pasted "CCCP" on his design, so...

    But few people know he's actually German (not Italian, as you might think).
     
  3. Alik
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    Soviet WIGs were designed by Alexeev (who was not only doctor of engineering, but excellent stylist with great hand-sketching skills) and his team. Besides the same team designed hydrofoils posted above.
    Colani is just an artist and has nothing to do with those WIGs.
     
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    I'm sure these people will sell you an "Islander". They say 800 km range @ 113 knts for about $1.5 Mil less taxes, licensing, etc... As Daiquiri and CaptBill point out, 1500km in 48hrs by water is not going to be easy or cheap, and will be hard living in a small craft.
     
  5. daiquiri
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    And they probably can't wait to finally sell one. :)
     
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    I just thought they were reselling the Volga 2 WIG design. What ever "Bently yachts" is, the craft exists...<shrug>.
     
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    and when you crash, it's only from a couple of meters of altitude . . .
     
  9. FAST FRED
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    "So average speed would have to be 75km/h (46.6 mph), two days in a row. Quite a challenge."

    In any sea state the constant 6+ gravity accelerations will make the trip SEEM lots longer.

    FF
     
  10. daiquiri
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    But since it is a business trip, might make sense if there's really A LOTS of money at stake. :)
     

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    The answer might simply be an "ultralight" style aircraft.

    No big deal to learn to fly a Trike that would go the distance at 60-75MPH.

    $10K would purchase the aircraft and the instruction.

    FF
     
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