RC Multi 1 Meter Class

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by TwoManyHulls, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. TwoManyHulls
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    TwoManyHulls FlyingHulls

    As someone who is already involved in selling production RC cats, who has a Mini40 is development, and who has been following foiling RC multihull threads here, I have to ask this question:

    Why has the RC multi 1 meter class become moribund?

    There are now people getting 1 meter cats to foil (see videon postings in these forums). I think the size restriction (as in an RC foiler has to be big) is starting to go away. We at FlyingHulls are in development on a foiler at .8 meter and we might actually make that work.

    in trying to transport a 1.2 meter boat, isn't just a matter of .2 meters in length, it is a question of .44 sq meters in additional AREA. Look at the AMYA classes and see how many more 1 meter boats there are than Marbleheads or Santa Barbaras. I like big boats too, but more people are going to want to work at the 1 meter AREA than at the bigger sizes.

    FlyingHulls will pledge support in time and organization to help resurrect this class if we get enough response through this forum or at marketing@flyinghulls.com. If you have a 1 meter multi and reside in the US, please email us. If you are now or have been in the past a decision-maker in this class, please contact us.
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    muliONE

    You should ask your question and put your offer in this thread:
    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2185141&highlight=MultiOne
    I was one of the founders of the multiONE class with Dick Lemke and at the time I thought it would be excellent for a small oversquare foiler. I still do. However, many people have had high frustration with multies under 48" in terms of frequency of capsize and difficulty in handling. But there is a new class at 65cm and some smaller cats by "Joysway" and some of the reports are good. Look at the threads on rcgroups for more info.

    PS- I'm semi-seriously considering doing a MultiONE version of my Fire Arrow, but not for production.
     

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  4. TwoManyHulls
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    I will also post there, Doug. Thanks for the overview; as the designer and purveyor of the A40, I think I have a pretty good handle on that.
     
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