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#265490 - 09/30/13 01:08 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: pitchpoledave]  
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looks like it has a belt (screecher) and suspenders (spinnaker) smile

Why do the boards flair outward at the top?


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#265497 - 09/30/13 03:15 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: Carl]  
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boards flare outward at the top so that upwind the board is vertical if all the way down.

#265552 - 10/01/13 06:14 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: pitchpoledave]  
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http://www.nacra.ca/f20cfoiling-3.jpg

Wow --Looks like they added about 20 to 24 inches of horizontal area to the curved boards and the T foil rudder is visable in the pic.

Wondering what locks the boards in the down position --amazingly strong boards -cases -etc able to carry all the loads .

Don't believe this version would be adjustable --that is able to adjust the foil board angle like A C cats .

#265606 - 10/03/13 12:43 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: Carl]  
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Trunks must be different than stock to handle the S board vs. C-board, so yes AoA etc. can be made an option.

As an upgrade kit this makes little sense with the Flying Phantom costing the same as a new Nacra F20c. Add a $5K+ foiling package to the F20c and its $5K more than a boat designed from the ground up to foil. Pegasus didn't have the Flying Phantom option when these were built, and I suspect picked up the F20c at a bargain basement price.


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#265631 - 10/04/13 02:34 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: samc99us]  
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Originally Posted by samc99us
Trunks must be different than stock to handle the S board vs. C-board, so yes AoA etc. can be made an option.

As an upgrade kit this makes little sense with the Flying Phantom costing the same as a new Nacra F20c. Add a $5K+ foiling package to the F20c and its $5K more than a boat designed from the ground up to foil. Pegasus didn't have the Flying Phantom option when these were built, and I suspect picked up the F20c at a bargain basement price.


it's more the other way around, the Flying Phantom is a widened F18 [full displacement boat] while the F20C was designed with the curved foils to create semi foiling sailing as standard feature, so optimized to dip back en forth in the water

#265632 - 10/04/13 02:51 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: Carl]  
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Has anyone developed an easy method of controling the foiling height ---that is --stabalizing the foiling above water level.

The cup cats used for and aft adjusters --moths use trim tabs .


The tendancy to "dip back en forth in the water" seems like the unwanted characteristic to correct or find a simple solution for .

Higher angles are needed to foil in light winds --once up foiling it seems a lesser angle relative to the hull is needed for optimum speed .

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#265635 - 10/04/13 03:49 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: Kennethsf]  
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Trunks must be different than stock to handle the S board vs. C-board, so yes AoA etc. can be made an option.

As an upgrade kit this makes little sense with the Flying Phantom costing the same as a new Nacra F20c. Add a $5K+ foiling package to the F20c and its $5K more than a boat designed from the ground up to foil. Pegasus didn't have the Flying Phantom option when these were built, and I suspect picked up the F20c at a bargain basement price.


it's more the other way around, the Flying Phantom is a widened F18 [full displacement boat] while the F20C was designed with the curved foils to create semi foiling sailing as standard feature, so optimized to dip back en forth in the water


ETNZ did a lot of hull optimization; their initial hull shape, done without full-flying VPP analysis, was found perfectly optimized for full flying when they got the VPP working. This hull shape happens to mirror the Cirrus R pretty closely in rocker and volume. So, I would take the full flying Phantom over modifying a F20c. The F20c is designed to use the hull+foil to get into a semi-planning mode, so it is perhaps a little flatter further aft than ideal. Really the hull shape does not matter much, save enough bow volume to avoid a total wipeout and reducing drag when you're in displacement mode. Difference is the F20c doesn't come stock with board trunks that handle full flying.


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#265886 - 10/09/13 07:48 AM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: samc99us]  
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Really the hull shape does not matter much,


Actually it does when you're trying to get the boat going fast enough to get it up on the foils.


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#265964 - 10/10/13 08:26 AM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: Carl]  
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The f20c is a better platform to foil because it has a more powerful rig. Getting up on the foils takes power. Trunks can be changed out..and there are already a bunch out there..

#266068 - 10/11/13 06:27 AM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: Carl]  
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Yes, hulls matter when getting up, but again those shapes have already mostly been optimized with the fat sterns and modern rocker profiles.

The flying phantom has 10' carbon beams, >32' carbon rig and full carbon hulls, built by the #1 F18 builder for quality in the world. It is equally as powerful as the F20C and the build quality is likely better (read: stiffer=faster on foils). Again, I'd take the flying phantom over a full-foiling F20C in anything above about 8 kts of breeze.

Yes, the F20C is a good retrofitting platform, but again a lot of work and $10K to add foils to a boat that is just as expensive as the flying phantom to begin with. It doesn't make economic sense unless you find a F20C for less than $20K.

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#269536 - 02/19/14 12:07 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: Carl]  
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Had some health issues --so --have been out of the loop for a while --just catching up .

Some thoughts on foil design and configurations.

,In other words -design idea B S ing ;]

Some class rules prohibit boards or foils outside hull beam ,as result boards and foils have been designed inward from the hulls --the c shapes S shapes L shapes of lifting foils are inward from hull beam .

In proposing a 20 class it might be advantagous to allow them outside hull beam .

In example -With canted hulls the foils could follow the hull line cant below the waterline and angle outward in a T shape--or -- Another very different option would be an inverted Pi symbol type configuration from the hull . Two smaller paralell boards with a base lifting foil in each hull .

Not sure if I,ll "built it " my thoughts currently are to build a 32 ft cruising cat --but what fun it would be as a foiler when the wind kicked in .

have fun .

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#269545 - 02/19/14 02:49 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: Carl]  
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I'm sure foils extending past the max beam is more efficient, but dang that's got to be tricky at a crowded starting line or turn buoy.

Sort of like a bunch of H-18 with wing racks all going at it... except you can't see the foils nearly as well...


Jay

#270476 - 03/20/14 05:59 PM Re: Formula 20 foiling class ? [Re: Carl]  
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Brainstorming...slightly canted straight boards (~6) with L's at the bottom...no curves. "Simple", easy to build, 3 part mold. Insert from bottom. Remove L-foils for beach races, insert regular straight boards from top.

Or build a set of c-boards and t-foil rudders for 98% lift and potentially less drag when it goes light.

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