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Old 11-21-2009, 05:38 PM
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It's a vid page, you may not be able to see it.

It's a brilliant teaser but is it just me or was it supposed to stop right as he introduced the boat after all that build up???

Not showing the whole boat completed is like trying to show a XXX Porn on daytime TV; FRUSTRATING!!!

Can't wait to see this bad boy in action...

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Old 11-21-2009, 06:06 PM
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I see it now, just took a while to load. It's a loop tape. I hope Al Jr. or somebody close to the project can post more pics of the motors and cockpit.
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You have to let the page load and a video plays....

Hope the best for everyone involved, definetly a ONE OF A KIND project that we're all watching and waiting to see run.
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:13 PM
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that boat looks cool, al sr was a great guy
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What engines are in the boat and what HP do they make? The canard makes a lot of sense in that it controls airflow and as a result also controls the run angle of the hull. My question is is it computer controlled so if the run angle rises above a preset degree, say 1 or 1 1/2 degrees, will it activate?

Last but not least is the cockpit detachable if the canard fails to bring the bows down? Drag boats have that and the detachable pods have saved a lot of lives.

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Old 11-22-2009, 05:26 AM
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Sean, thanks for the link ! Saw it in person KW 09. It truly is a fantastic Phenomenon ! =
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Sean, thanks for the link ! Saw it in person KW 09. It truly is a fantastic Phenomenon ! =
saw it before then...
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This will be one awesome boat when whan all is said and done.
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What engines are in the boat and what HP do they make? The canard makes a lot of sense in that it controls airflow and as a result also controls the run angle of the hull. My question is is it computer controlled so if the run angle rises above a preset degree, say 1 or 1 1/2 degrees, will it activate?

Last but not least is the cockpit detachable if the canard fails to bring the bows down? Drag boats have that and the detachable pods have saved a lot of lives.
Four Lycomoing T55-L7C turbine engines, canard is not computer controlled. When first designed it was a detachable pod and when we decided to go from 2 engines to 4 engines and the speed went up the engineers decided it was safer to make it permanent.

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here is a picture from 4 months ago when we were mocking up rollbars in the cockpit

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