Pulso

Destacado

So far, all my prototypes have had a tandem configuration, with two full wings—as opposed to the main wing/stabilizing tail configuration used by most surfing hydrofoils I’m aware of to date.

Lately, I’ve been designing and building tubercled wings, based upon very recent research on the amazing performance of the pectoral fins of humpback whales, which has shown that their tubercled, sinusoidal leading edge configuration achieves a structured flow management resulting in considerable induced drag reductions over equivalent, conventional leading edge wings, as well as much higher angle of attack capabilities.  As far as I know, I’m the first to use tubercled wings on a hydrofoil of any kind. Sigue leyendo

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Fluido

Destacado

                                                                                                                                                     So far, all my prototypes have had a tandem configuration, with two full wings—as opposed to the main wing/stabilizing tail configuration used by most surfing hydrofoils I’m aware of to date.

Lately, I’ve been designing and building tubercled wings, based upon very recent research on the amazing performance of the pectoral fins of humpback whales, which has shown that their tubercled, sinusoidal leading edge configuration achieves a structured flow management resulting in considerable induced drag reductions over equivalent, conventional leading edge wings, as well as much higher angle of attack capabilities.  As far as I know, I’m the first to use tubercled Sigue leyendo

Alas tuberculadas

Destacado

I’ve been designing and building tubercled wings, based upon very recent research on the amazing performance of the pectoral fins of humpback whales, which has shown that their tubercled, sinusoidal leading edge configuration achieves a structured flow management resulting in considerable induced drag reductions over equivalent, conventional leading edge wings, as well as much higher angle of attack capabilities.  As far as I know, I’m the first to use tubercled wings on a hydrofoil of any kind.

Sigue leyendo

Sobre las aguas

Destacado

I have moved away from the low efficiency, somewhat aeronautically crude, low aspect wings that have been used up to now in foilboards—as the various Airchair and Skyski models brought over to surfing in the past years—towards higher aspect wings with much greater gliding capabilities. Sigue leyendo

Volando con el sol

Destacado

Although we’re still very far from achieving glide efficiencies as high as would be required to fly, for the first time in history, with the very fast moving, low slope walls of an open ocean ground swell, I trust it’s technologically possible to reach them.

Flight is the summit of life

Although we’re still very far from achieving glide efficiencies as high as would be required to fly, for the first time in history, with the very fast moving, low slope walls of an open ocean ground swell, I trust it’s technologically possible to reach them.

Lately, I’ve been designing and building tubercled wings, based upon very recent research on the amazing performance of the pectoral fins of humpback whales, which has shown that their tubercled, sinusoidal leading edge configuration achieves a structured flow management resulting in considerable induced drag reductions over equivalent, conventional leading edge wings, as well as much higher angle of attack capabilities.  As far as I know, I’m the first to use tubercled wings on a hydrofoil of any kind.

 

El interior de la ola

I don’t think I ever really felt a wave until I flew over the surface of the water and was able to sense its interior; for, with a surfboard, one is limited to experiencing the phenomena of its surface—of the boundary between air and water—and cannot truly feel its inner breath, its pulse, its life, as one does with a hydrofoil.