|Jan 20, 2014, 03:16 AM|
Just received this from Ian Holt:
Different Lake yesterday, it never seems to be good there when there
is some southerly in the wind, but there were a few healthy gusts.
See new video here
It did appear to go faster than then during the first outing, and once
or twice was going just too fast for me to steer. I think in strong
winds I will need smaller foils as I have too much lift. When
hydrofoiling at speed it currently rides very high!
|Feb 01, 2014, 06:17 AM|
Just received this from Tom:
Last weekend was good, was able to go out sailing for a few hours in just over 10 knots. Got my b rig up and running. Didn't have anyone with me to take any video I'm afraid.
Found a minor leak in one of the floats, think it might be coming in through the cross beam bolt hole. Will have to investigate.
Designing and applying some custom decals at the moment, already finished with the floats. Also will start building the float foils pretty soon.
Did you mention you were planning a new build? Have you made a start yet?
|Feb 02, 2014, 03:51 AM|
Hope you enjoy this one!. Nice breeze today and I tried out 4 rigs,
though too windy for #1 rig
Starting to get it to foil upwind which is a challenge. All about
getting just the right amount of power out of the rig,. Not too much.
I now have enough info to start making changes to the foils. The
port foil is good for foiling in lighter winds, the starboard foil
works well in a breeze, but only on a beam reach. There is a fine
edge between success and failure!
|Feb 16, 2014, 10:56 AM|
Latest news from Ian Holt!
We sailed 2 boats on Saturday - Daryn's Firedragon and my latest. #2
rigs used as the gusts early on were too much for the top rigs. The
Firedragon is similar to a Nightmare but with a narrower main hull and
floats with a little bit more rocker.
And here is the video:
|Feb 16, 2014, 11:31 AM|
United States, CA, Alameda
Joined Nov 2010
Way cool, do they awesome trimarans come as kits? I addition to mono hulls, I race hobie cats, but there is no rc multihull action that I am aware of in Nor Cal. Keep the pictures coming, I ready your thread with considerable interest. Ryan
|Feb 17, 2014, 03:57 AM|
Kits for foiling tris are only available at www.rcsails.com
Have a look here:
Not really on the cheap side, but obviously lots of fun.
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