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    Hydrofoils: Design, Build, Fly (Paperback) By (author) Vellinga Ray

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    DescriptionThis is a book on how to design, build, and fly hydrofoil boats. It begins with the history and theory of hydrofoils, and continues with an explanation of flight characteristics, such as; stability, control, lift, drag, cavitation, and ventilation. Foil configurations, weight and balance, flying height, and roll management are covered as well as calculations of stress, hull configuration, and wing sizing. One section demonstrates methods for comparing designs, and explores specific design ideas for motorized, human powered, and sail powered hydrofoils. Piloting and trouble shooting are followed by a bibliography and index. This very complete book includes over 270 illustrations, charts and tables on the subject of creating hydrofoil boats. Because hydrofoils fly like airplanes, except in a denser fluid, the book's subject could be described as aerodynamics adapted to hydrofoils. It is the best book available for hydrofoil enthusiasts. There is no other book like it.

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    Design, Build, Fly
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vellinga Ray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 280 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780982236116
    ISBN 10: 0982236115

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    Libri: I-SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO005000
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN
    BISAC V2.8: TEC016000
    BIC subject category V2: TBD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26430
    BIC subject category V2: PHV, TGMF1
    BISAC V2.8: SCI084000
    Illustrations note
    Peacock Hill Publishing
    Imprint name
    Peacock Hill Publishing
    Publication date
    05 September 2009