Requesting assistance on a new 1 meter RC foiling sailboat design

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by Alexander Firpi, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Alexander Firpi
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    Alexander Firpi New Member

    Greetings to all,

    We need assistance and guidance on a new radio controlled foiling sailboat design which can be built from a plug or a 3D printer or whichever method is more expedient and cost effective by people with zero to very limited building experience. We are basically looking to mimic a concept already in fruition but on a 1 meter scale. More details will be given upon accepted proposal. Thank you.

    Regards

    D.Alexander Firpi
    Class Secretary
     
  2. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    Hi, welcome to the forum.

    Who is we?
    What proposal?

    Do you really think mimicking a successful, full scale foiler
    is going to scale down to an equally successful 1 meter R/C boat?

    "Houston, we have a problem."
     
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  3. Alexander Firpi
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    Alexander Firpi New Member



    Perhaps after watch this video you may want to rethink your questioning. Thanks for your input.
     
  4. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    You're welcome.

    Watched the video.
    My questions still stand.

    I can guarantee that boat is not a scaled down version of a successful, full scale foiler.
    Because scale doesn't transfer directly like you think it does.

    If you're looking for "assistance and guidance", you may want to rethink answering my original questions.
     
  5. Alexander Firpi
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    Alexander Firpi New Member

    Ok....
    We= A fledgling yacht club

    Proposal= A qualified individual amateur or otherwise who can offer their assistance in exchange for financial compensation.

    To answer your question, yes, we do think we can scale down to RC.

    Can you help?
     
  6. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    That is an impressive video Alex.
    Do you want your boat to be a trimaran as well?
    If yes, then maybe the easiest thing to do would be to ask PerthMini40man for permission to build one (or several even) to his design, rather than trying to design a completely new boat?
     
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  7. Alexander Firpi
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    Alexander Firpi New Member

    Hi
    It is impressive. As a matter of fact I just contacted rcsails.com they can do the whole process from design to finished product. It's for a monohull. Thank you
     

  8. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    It will not scale down. It is simple physics. The sail area reduces by the square root, and the volume by the cube root. The stability and sail area to displacement ratio are completely different. You need to learn the basics of boat design and physics before cavalierly dismissing good advice. In short, what you ask is impossible in this Universe. However, if you want a new design for a RC foiler that looks similar to a full size, that can be done. However, it is a complex design that won't be cheap. For example, you will need electronic controls with the proper software to manage the boat.
     
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