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Old 08-15-2008, 05:21 PM
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Very Nice T2! Congratulations to everyone involved with this project and tell George he doesn't look a day older
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Thank you Mister Scott.

I will tell George....... He doesn't look a day older........

than the 3000 year old man

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Great photos of the restoration on Darren's website. Someone will have the link.BTW,his whole website is very cool.
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Great photos of the restoration on Darren's website. Someone will have the link.BTW,his whole website is very cool.

http://darrensoffshorephotos.homestead.com/thewing.html

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The engines have power trim ....and ....power lift so I can vary the prop height about 2.25 inches up or down while underway. Everything is set very conservatively for these early runs.

By the way these are 10,000 RPM engines.
in an earlier post you mentioned that this hull is a four pointer using the lower units as the aft two points. I am assuming that back in the day power lift wasn't available. That really must give this design a whole new dimension. I have to imagine with all the pedals and levers you got going on in there all you need in a pair of cymbals strapped between your knees and youd look an awful lot like a one man band while underway

I thought about volunteering for that vict . . .er passanger seat but on second thought . . . . have fun and as i'm sure your already aware . . be careful. shes a beut
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No sticks..... foot throttle..

You don't trim a wing out...ever!!!

Remember it's a 4 point hydro....not a cat.

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Congrats! Wing looks awesome. Too bad about the breakage...sure you'll get it sorted asap. Can't wait to see it soon.

But, when you gonna start building a scaled up version - something in the 35-40 foot range????
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Hey . . . .does this mean your the august 15th World Champion "wing" class
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Congratulations to everyone who had a part in it. I found it very interesting.
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Awesome job, congratulations.
I gotta see this thing in person one day.
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cool project, cool web site! now we need a video at speed!
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No sticks..... foot throttle..
You don't trim a wing out...ever!!!
Remember it's a 4 point hydro....not a cat.
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Way cool!

When we were designing and running for records in RC boats we did some testing with a gyro, (from an RC helicopter), controlling a wing on a canard style 3 point hydro. With that technology, on your 4 point, would it eliminate the blow over issue? Worked, but was then illegal.
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