Hydroptere-61 knots(70.15mph) Peak

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  1. Paul B

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    Vous devriez peut-être apprendre à lire le français.
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    Libryd

    The new Hydroptere Maxi "Libryd": http://www.hydroptere.com/index.php...e-maxi-en/l-hydroptere-maxi-en---presentation (good english language presentation!)

    One target: Atlantic crossing in 3 days!
    Another: Jules Verne in 40 days!
    Construction to start May 2012
    LOA 30m (98.4')
    Beam 32m ( 105')
    Appears to use variable geometry deployable steps, retractable surface piercing main foils and fully submerged dual rudder t-foils.

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    Awesome ! But where are they getting the dough ! In these difficult times to find the finance for this is mind boggling !
    RR
     
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    You're so right-anybody that needs to raise money for a project could surely take lessons from Team Hydroptere / Alain Thebault
     
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    Crude translation of message from Team Hydroptere to Team Banque Populaire V:

    Cheer with Loick Peyron and its team! Alain Thébault and all the team of the Hydrofoil congratulate their friends architects on Banque Populaire V, Vincent Lauriot Prévost, Marc Van Peteghem, Xavier Gilbaud like HDS, Herve Devaux and his teams, and of course Loick, Fred, Jean-Baptiste, Yvan and all the crew of Banque Populaire V for this splendid performance. Together they wrote a new page in the history of the veil. With this same architectural team and the eight “faithful popes of aeronautics” authors of the Hydrofoil, Alain Thébault dreams of the Pacific with the Hydrofoil then of the Atlantic in less than three days. The studies advance…
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    Their appears to be a problem with the Hydroptere website: when one clicks on it a site all about Alain Thebault comes up-just him nothing else-must be his personal site.

    http://www.hydroptere.com/

    Rendering: Hydroptere Maxi Libryd-click on image-
     

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  9. Gary Baigent
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    So the Hydroptere crew have swung back to their original trimaran foiler concept. Big 50% wing mast too, slightly catenary front and rear ... and heavy rake, I wonder why? They'll have done it for a reason.
     
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    Maybe we're seeing the results of what they learned on Hydroptere.ch? A couple of posts back it was still a larger version of .ch......
     
  11. Corley
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    I wonder with the raked rig whether they are trying to keep the CE well aft? Hydroptere.ch must have yielded some useful data on what path to take. My guess is that they found the vestigal hull style structure didnt offer the required performance in low wind conditions which is something you encounter on round the world runs.

    Looking at the video of BPV's main hull beam interface you can see real savings in weight there. It stands to reason rather than having a beam trench make the beam part of the main hull structure elegant engineering.
     
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    Banque Populaire V has set the bar awfully high! It's going to be a tremendous technical mountain to climb for the Hydroptere Maxi team-they're going to have to fly most of the way around. Sure going to be interesting to follow......
     
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    Another difference it appears; the main hull has no rudder, each float carries one instead. Actually this rendering looks very similar to David Alan-Williams 60 foot tri Steinlager 1 from way back in the 1980's; that is, apart from the large foils and mast rake - but the semi X beams, although floats are different, large wing mast and cabin shape looks very Steinie-like.
    Ah well, all multihulls look the bloody same, eh?
     

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    Gary, look at the Libryd(Hydroptere maxi) again paying particular attention to the foils. No way are they properly drawn unless they are being shown partially retracted. They simply aren't deep enough which makes me think that drawing may not be the actual boat at all.

    Pictures,L to R: 1) Libryd before it was Libryd-note deep foils, 2) just released Libryd render from Facebook Hydroptere(site down as of 1/7/12)-foils aren't deep enough to allow any significant clearance between the water and the main hull, 3) Just released Libryd render with approximate flight waterline shown, 4) Render of all three when Libryd was still "Hydroptere maxi":
    Click on image esp. for #3
     

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    Do you think in the image that the wing is canted aft and to windward?
     
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