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Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM
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Hydrofoils

Hey guys, I'm an airplane person not very knowledgeable about R/C boats. I was wondering if anybody has built and run a working hydrofoil.

I rode on an 80' one in 1968 from Naples to the Isle of Capri in Italy and have been fascinated with them since.

And are there any plans available for one?

Rick
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Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM
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Hi Rick,

I assume you already checked the 93000 hits you get when you type RC hydrofoils in google?
https://www.google.nl/search?q=RC+Hy...OcqK8Qfx24GIBQ

There are plans available, but not a lot.
https://www.google.nl/search?newwind...28.KZgWGz-Jq3o

Regards, Jan.
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Old Yesterday, 11:39 AM
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Yes...hydrofoil models have been around for a long time. Just have to choose what kind you like.
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I would recommend choosing a fixed "V" foil type running on propellers.



Gungze Sangyo used to produce the PT-50 Super Comet hydrofoil model.
It was one of the simplest, and in my opinion, best running kits available.
They will still pop up on Ebay, and classifieds for around $500.



I created some plans for the PT-50, but attempted a more difficult "T" hydrofoil.
Takahashi san, has successfully built many of the jet foils using a custom water jet that he created.
These inverted "T" foils are difficult at best.

HK "FUNCHAL" RC Jetfoil Maiden Flight (7 min 18 sec)



Takahashi san succeeds where I failed...

RC Italy Navy PGM Subarubiero Foilborne20140602 (6 min 57 sec)


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Old Today, 10:50 AM
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Hi Rick,

I assume you already checked the 93000 hits you get when you type RC hydrofoils in google?

Regards, Jan.

No, I didn't. Sorry I wasted your time. I'll just go on back to the airplane forums.

Thanks to the rest of you for positive information.

Rick
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