Next week, cars that fly.
From Wired magazine. Some day, our whole life will be on foils. Maybe.
Frank Rinderknecht never set out to be the Willy Wonka of the automotive world.
The mad scientist of motoring started out importing sunroofs into Europe. Then he tried his hand outfitting cars for handicapped drivers. [...]
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Meanwhile, back on the other bay (San Francisco), Oracle Racing, after a spectacular crash of their Cup boat #1 that ended with it drifting under the Golden Gate and out into the Pacific, managed to do a six-month repair job in three and one-half months and relaunched.
Thanks to Jak Mang – who has an interesting electronics project of his own in the very early stages – for pointing this out. In this app, modifiable, generic polars are available to match your boat and theoretically help you sail at your optimum VMG. It seems as if the movement of high tech sailing [...]
Thanks to Dan Newland for passing along this video. SAILROCKET 2 also smashed the outright speed record with a peak of 67.74 knots and 65.37 knots average! That’s 121km/hr and 125.45 km/hr peak. Is foiling the future for recreational boating as well?
Two days after finally smashing the Outright world speed sailing [...]