Sailing Hydrofoils with Pragmatic Surface Rail Gears

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by DouglasEagleson, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. DouglasEagleson
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    DouglasEagleson Junior Member

    This is not some big claim of superior design. In fact it slows performance. But the effect is to simplify precision vertical movement of inverted tee type hydrofoils. Hydrodynamically faired rail gears. It allows a wide range of movement up and down.

    http://douglaseagleson.blogspot.com

    Construction is an issue. Take a metal rail gear, place it flat on a surface and coat and fair with epoxy putty. Then while uncured run a drive gear the whole length "stamping" the notches.

    It really help from my point of view
     
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