Flexsys and SRW(Semi Rigid Sails)and.....Money!

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by Doug Lord, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Just got the new issue of Pro Boat and there are several very interesting articles:

    1) Flexsys-flexible "morphing wings". I was interested to find out that their only marine projects are on the C Class and Moth! see page106 ,"New Materials from Aerospace".
    2) SRW(semi Rigid Wings)- a sail developed by the Johnston Brothers in Australia and being tested on the K8 Sportsboat. Again, these guys are also working on A Class Cat and Moth projects. See page 15 &16 under "K8 Unit".
    3) This really interests me because I am actively looking at how to finance a 14'-16' prototype of my Fire Arrow Foiling Trimaran. Detailed article on crowd funding applied to building prototype boats. See "Fund My Boat", page 98.
  2. Erwan
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    Erwan Senior Member

    For those who can be interested, here is a workpaper regarding FlexSys system
    Their patent is easy to find with Google, I have it somewhere on my laptop, but it is among hundreds of morphing wing's workpaper...

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