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Ah - a WIGE craft! :cool: It looked strangely graceful skimming the water. I wonder what altitude it can get to? And do you need to be a pilot or a sailor to drive such a craft?? :unsure:

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4 hours ago, HighBypass said:

Ah - a WIGE craft! :cool: It looked strangely graceful skimming the water. I wonder what altitude it can get to? And do you need to be a pilot or a sailor to drive such a craft?? :unsure:

I also wonder what the maximum wave height it can handle.  If you go far out to sea and the waves get higher it might interfere with the ground effect.

John

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Looks a little iffy to me. If that wingtip 'touches' a swell at 112 mph (or should we use 'knots' ?) the ground effect wouldn't save it ? I'm pretty sure that the wing would suffer before any correction could be made.

Like the hovercraft, I wonder what maximum swell it could 'fly' over....there must be a pretty low limit I imagine.

Regards

Bill

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Definitely looks elegant, gliding this low above the water. Somehow reminds me of a ray.

But can this really be the "future" of marine travel? I would hope not with an old propulsion concept based on burning fossil fuels. Its source of energy should come from Hydrogen fuel cells - this is what I call future.

Apart from that I would love to try it in P3D :biggrin:

Cheers
Frank

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You can try it for real using no fuel at all (well a few calories burned maybe!)

 

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Wow, that's cool. I need to tinker this together with my kids. Many Thanks, Mark!

Best Regards
Frank

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