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V-Rex - "Foiling, Sailing, Flying Vessel"

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http://www.marstrom.com/sv/component/k2/item/97-marstrom-is-supporting-v-rex-the-foiling-flying-sailing-vessel

 

Would love to hear Larso weigh in on this thing.

 

Anyone heard anything more than whats in this very brief press release? Haven't translated/read the Godspeed site to see if it has more info. Didn't appear to on a quick glance though...

 

 

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Based on Larson's experiences, I would expect a bit more in terms of cockpit protection

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A 50' or 60' version would make a much better AC boat than those huge cats.

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Wright bros takeoff speed was about 25kn?, Cessna 150 stalls at 40 kn+-? so I guess there is no reason why wings wouldn't work at low speeds with low drag. Hang gliders takeoff at maybe 10 kn but start lifting at 5, I think.

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So they need investors to build and prove this? Very cool if it works as advertised.....

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Exactly. As you can read in the scuttlebutt article: there are a couple of highly qualified minds backing up this project.

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