Hydrofoil in an optimist

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by optiwings, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. optiwings
    Joined: Jul 2018
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    Location: Barcelona

    optiwings New Member

    Hello we are a group of student that we are trying to research an optimist that is capable to fly using hydrofils, we are asking for any help anyone can give to us especialy for rudder and centerboard design.


    cheers Optiwings
     
  2. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
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    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Contact the Swedish guys that did the first(real) foiling Optimist: Foil Optimist https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/foil-optimist.55693/page-5#post801829

    "Graphene and hydrofoils gives optimist dinghy superpowers

    Students and researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and SSPA Sweden has designed and developed an optimist dinghy with supreme capabilities. By using a composite with added graphene the hull is made stronger and lighter. Hydrofoils are added to lift the boat, decreasing drag and allowing greater speeds. After experimenting and testing in SSPA:s ship research and development facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, the dinghy is ready to be tried out at sea for the first time. @axelrahmsailing will do the honors."
     
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