Foiling radio control trimarans

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

  1. PerthMini40man
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    And here is Secret Service back in the water as well after a bit of a refurbish
     

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  2. PerthMini40man
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    I am making my own sails these days, best described as "functional", but I am starting to improve.
     

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    Hello Foilfast - welcome!
     
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    Congratulations on your efforts and results.
    Does the A-rig move the center of drive slightly more aft?
     
  5. PerthMini40man
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    Not noticeably. I was sailing in light winds today. Video is here:


     
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    IMG_9137.JPG IMG_9139.JPG Light winds today IMG_9061.JPG IMG_9117.JPG IMG_9125.JPG IMG_9136.JPG IMG_9137.JPG
     

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    Hi Ian, thought I should join in with this thread. Hoping to try out some new ideas on my Mini40 tri soon. So will post picture and video hear. How’s the new foiler going?
     
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  9. PerthMini40man
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    some more recent videos of the latest design, jukeBOX





     

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  10. Flotation
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    Thanks for keeping us updated after all these years!

    Did you ever consider some kind of automated height control?

    Below are video's of a guy experimenting with it. He's using Ardupilot which probably is overkill for ride height alone but does give the option to automate a lot more, including following a route autonomously. He's more used to building automated model planes, so don't judge him on the quality of the boat itself.

    ArduPilot https://ardupilot.org



     
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