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Doug Lord

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    Cocoa Beach, FL
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    Foiler design and development,.........sailing fast,
    movable ballast systems and..... justice.

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  1. Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Banque Populaire foils showing relatively small main foil: link--https://www.facebook.com/UltimBoat/posts/1168362946598613
  2. Banque Populaire

    Banque Populaire foils-smallish main foil: link-https://www.facebook.com/UltimBoat/posts/1168362946598613
  3. Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Spectacular development with trimaran foiling systems with Banque Populaire adopting the foil configuration pioneered by Fire Arrow and then Maserati and Gitana 17! http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/193947-banque-populaire/ Jean-Baptiste Epron/Banque Populaire render:
  4. Banque Populaire

    Article about Banque Populaire: https://www.ouest-france.fr/sport/voile/voile-les-secrets-du-maxi-trimaran-banque-populaire-ix-de-le-cleac-h-5314860
  5. Banque Populaire

    The render on the boat shows a high aspect lifting foil on the daggerboard-no pictures that I can find so far. The amas use UptiP foils and the boat has adjustable rudder T-foils. There are now four trimarans worldwide using a lifting foil on the daggerboard: Maserati, Gitana 17, Banque Populaire and the first trimaran to use such a foil--Fire Arrow. Jean-Baptiste Epron/Banque Populaire render:
  6. Banque Populaire

    The render shows a high aspect lifting foil on the daggerboard. Best I can tell no pictures of the main foil. Ama UptiP foils and rudder T-foils. There are now four trimarans worldwide using a lifting foil on the daggerboard: Maserati, Gitana 17, Banque Populaire and the first trimaran to use such a foil--Fire Arrow. https://www.ouest-france.fr/sport/voile/voile-les-secrets-du-maxi-trimaran-banque-populaire-ix-de-le-cleac-h-5314860 Jean-Baptiste Epron/Banque Populaire render:
  7. Radio Control Multihulls

    Thats right-I've already done what you're waiting to see--17 years ago and again three years ago.On foils and ahead of the game....... Next year there might be some new video of Fire Arrow(her last) and of Dominion 2-HW(her first). And slowly making its way from the woods near the shore line WOLF daughter of fire arrow gets closer.... Dominion 2-HW Design and Build Thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2434531-Dominion-2-HW-a-Self-Righting-Foiling-RC-Keelboat-One-off-Design-Build-Project
  8. Ultime / G-Class Development

    You need to be more specific.....
  9. Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Thom, sorry I missed this! I'm assuming you were asking me about the twisted Fire Arrow ama foils? The original foils were built with no twist using styrofoam matched "molds" that were hand shaped and then laid up with carbon. After the foil was complete I decided to add twist to it by adding a sort of flap. It worked well. On the D2(sort of a scaled down Quant 23) I built a balsa mold for the foils-one left , one right. Needed a lot of hand finishing but produced a foil where the last 6" had a +3 degree AOI when the rest of the foil was at zero. In the boat the foil is set up with +3 degrees AOI for the inboard portion of the foil and +6 degrees for the outboard portion. The idea is to get on foils quickly at which time the outboard portion of the foil comes out of the water reducing drag.
  10. Radio Control Multihulls

    Videos of Fire Arrow and F3 and other boats: NOTE--the size of the u-tube "screen" that comes up on this forum is too big for the videos and causes some distortion. F3-very short- F3=1st production RC foiler. The Melges 24RC was the first production prototype to use a a fully retracting and gybable spinnaker and America ONE and the Spinnaker 50(not shown) were the first production RC spinnaker boats: Fire Arrow-last test-7/24/14 after a month and a half of testing and four years designing and building---- everything except main trim and rudder(or the driver) at 100%:
  11. Radio Control Multihulls

    Early next year(if I'm lucky) Dan and I will sail the Fire Arrow for the last time and get video as well as do the first tests of Dominion 2-HW. The boat will fly on one main foil after takeoff and sail at an angle of heel to keep the windward foil clear. Automatic altitude control with a twisted(WASHIN) foil to allow early takeoff. Foils are a bit longer than actually required. D2 with foils and "A" rig patterns--
  12. Historical: Gerard Lambert

    Thanks for that Earl-I didn't know a thing about him-great man!
  13. The winning foils

    Bill Beavers analysis of the Moth below: CSYSPaperFeb09 Beaver paper on Moth.pdf
  14. Man , that ain't gona happen-you better weep now before the future shock sets in and leaves you even more dumbfounded........
  15. Renders by Sean Langman many moons ago: