Ground Effect. Why not just catch a plane?

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by Southern Cross, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Southern Cross
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    Southern Cross Senior Member

    http://carbonicboats/blogspot.com

    Carbonicboats claim to eliminate drag altogether so that hulls speeds will reach hundreds of knots begs the question, when does sailing simply become flying?

    Or is this just an April Fools joke?

    But I do think that the ability to move mass through liquids will one day depend on surface materials that have the ability to accelerate and redirect particles across its surface. The surface is the propulsion system. Particles touching the leading edge of the mass/form will be accelerated across the surface to the trailing edge and/or at different speeds to create lift and direction. Instead of trying to develop ever more powerful propulsion sytems and dragless forms, the surface becomes the means to move in 3D. In this way, aerodynamic form becomes less of an issue as it does in any vacuum. Initially, this will probably require lots of energy to achieve in a lab. But someday... who knows.

    Just a thought...
     
  2. gonzo
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    One of the problem with speeds above that of sound, is that the concussion makes the surface explode. That has been a problem with land speed record attempts and the same would happen with water.
     
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    It was an April Fools joke! Dario Valenza has just introduced an A Class cat designed by Martin Fischer designed to foil. More in the "Multihulls" forum.
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  4. Southern Cross
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    Good one. He got me. Any previous discussions about super advanced materials as previously mentioned?
     
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