Foiling radio control trimarans

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by PerthMini40man, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. PerthMini40man
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    Latest video from Sunday showing the tests with 3 foils is here:

     
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    Even better results with quite stable runs -- looking good
     
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    Seems like a slightly nose down attitude-whats your reasoning there?
     
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    Now reliable foiling gybes seem possible
     
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    A more comprehensive evaluation of the value of winglets
     
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    Ian, I'd like to understand your reasoning on this?
     
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    It was another way to adjust the angle of incidence on the foils - no particular requirement for the nose-down attitude. The bow-down on the AC cats was for a totally different reason, to get round the limitations of rudder angle adjustment rules I believe
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Here's the video showing the boat achieving 28 KPH

     
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    For those not familiar with kph, 28kph= 17.4mph. Great stuff, Ian!
     
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    Had another good day on the foils. More breeze than expected

     
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