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Wasn't Longshot the predecessor of the Hobie Trifoiler? VERY cool boats...

 

Go on give it a go. I think you're on to something - a biplane foil rig - now THAT would look awesome! :thumbup:

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Im in Auckland, but try any of these

http://www.gliding.co.nz/clubs/wellingt ... iding-club

http://www.gliding.co.nz/clubs/hutt-val ... HuttValley

http://www.gliding.co.nz/clubs/gliding- ... gWairarapa

 

One of the lightest and cheapest glass gliders is a smyk pw5 from around 15k. the fuslage max weight is 112 kg, all up 190kg.

If you google sailplane directory you can see most of them ever made. Stay away from wood, and or fabric as they won't take a foil stall and crash. The was a guy at Dury in Auckland who had several dead pw5's he may well contact you.

Another choice could be a libelle

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Wasn't Longshot the predecessor of the Hobie Trifoiler? VERY cool boats...

 

Go on give it a go. I think you're on to something - a biplane foil rig - now THAT would look awesome! :thumbup:

 

Nnnah - Longshot was a PROA!!!! :lol:

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Wasn't Longshot the predecessor of the Hobie Trifoiler? VERY cool boats...

 

Go on give it a go. I think you're on to something - a biplane foil rig - now THAT would look awesome! :thumbup:

 

Nnnah - Longshot was a PROA!!!! :lol:

Sorry Squid, Longbow was a proa, Longshot looks like a Hobie Trifoiler.

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hey, thanks for the thoughts re gliders, types etc. Appreciated. Hope that chap from Drury rings me .. It does seem as though nobody is really aware of an NZ attempt on the record ..

 

Next step Design Phase: assemble a (virtual ?) team of people, with complimentary skills / knowledge, who can bring together a design concept, based on:

- Longshot / Trifoiler as a concept

- glider pod, as a basis for streamlined pod / control system / outrigger attachpoints

- 2 x windsurfer rigs (like Longshot), as the basis for propulsion

- 3 x hydrofoils

 

Aim: to design a simple, craft, capable of breaking the Class A / world speed sailing record.

 

Question: Who do we know in NZ, who has the skills to understand the forces / C/E / i.e. the balance of forces etc. involved in such a craft, and who can translate that with modelling software ..

 

Thoughts? Response ?? Interest ???

Cheers DHRB

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