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Title: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Admin on August 03, 2020, 01:11:45 PM
This is mind blowing stuff.  Beautiful footage that will get the blood moving.  Plus flaps - Awesome.

https://www.facebook.com/AmericasCup/videos/341115136900435/
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: surfcowboy on August 03, 2020, 09:17:31 PM
That really is amazing stuff. The speed looks outrageous.
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Admin on August 04, 2020, 12:26:29 AM
I'm not advocating for it but watching this (and having flown drones in high wind) I can't help but think how fast a fully autonomous version could be (in terms of live performance but also logging and development).  The only thing holding these back is the humans. 
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Night Wing on August 04, 2020, 04:27:42 AM
@ Admin

Does your first post have a link or a video in it because I'm not seeing anything in your first post.
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Admin on August 04, 2020, 04:41:50 AM
Yes, it is a facebook video.  You won't likely see it unless you are logged in to Facebook.
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Night Wing on August 04, 2020, 08:16:10 AM
Then I won't be able to see it since I do not have a Facebook account.

I just wanted to make sure my linux browser of choice wasn't misbehaving and causing an error.
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: oceanAddict on August 05, 2020, 11:05:27 AM
Then I won't be able to see it since I do not have a Facebook account.

I just wanted to make sure my linux browser of choice wasn't misbehaving and causing an error.
I have no fb account but I was able to see it.

indeed unreal. wonder what is the clocked speed. 
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: SimonP on August 05, 2020, 01:22:15 PM
indeed unreal. wonder what is the clocked speed.
At least 30 knots by my reckoning. American Magic and NZ are now out on the Waitematā Harbour (Auckland, NZ) every windy day, although NZ are currently using the small boat.
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Dusk Patrol on August 05, 2020, 01:42:09 PM
My boat? Itís Prada dahling...
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Admin on August 06, 2020, 03:11:35 AM
No info about the speeds in that vid but 40 to 50 Knots is the range that is being used for top expected speed.  Amazing
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Badger on August 06, 2020, 04:50:51 AM
I don't belong to Facebook and the video played fine for me. It just took a while for it to load into the post.
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Night Wing on August 06, 2020, 05:56:16 AM
@ oceanAddict, @ Badger

I'm guessing I will never be able to see the video since I use linux Mint as my daily operating system (distro). In Mint, since Facebook tracks people all over the internet who "do not" have a Facebook account, like me, for that reason I have every known Facebook address (with their subsequent cookies) I could find and put those addresses in a Mint program named, "Domain Blocker" so anything related with a Facebook address (cookie) gets automatically blocked to my linux browsers (Pale Moon-default, Firefox-backup) and will not show for me. Conversely, Facebook can't see what I'm doing either.

And I've done the same thing to any internet company that Facebook owns.

This is probably the reason why the video does not show up for me in the very first post in this topic thread.
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Admin on August 06, 2020, 06:15:29 AM
That is a substantial risk.  Facebook now knows that I will blow 15 minutes watching:

Anyone making an epoxy table
Anyone doing anything with a lathe
Guys in 3rd world countries digging holes with rudimentary tools and turning them into palaces
The breakdown and reassembly of any engine
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Badger on August 06, 2020, 08:48:53 AM
https://youtu.be/VQUl_hf6yo8
Title: Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
Post by: Night Wing on August 06, 2020, 01:05:24 PM
@ Badger

Thanks Badger. I found the video to be extremely interesting since I worked in the maritime industry. Watching those 75 racing boats reminded me of the America's Cup racing catamarans when Oracle (USA) beat New Zealand (NZL) in 2013 in one of the greatest racing comebacks ever in an Americas Cup Finals. It takes 9 wins in the series to take the Cup.

Race 19 was a "winner take all" race since the series was all tied up at 8-8. Team Oracle was down 8-1 before Oracle made it's comeback. By winning Race 19, Oracle closed out New Zealand 9-8 and took the Cup.

If you've got 27 minutes of time to kill, take the time to watch it. Especially when Oracle ran into a strong gust of wind heading to Mark #1 and buried the bows of the cat under the water which did cost them speed and which should have cost them the race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-4vGmSUYAQ

It is amazing to see how far technology has progressed in just 7 years in racing boats. These new 75 generation boats are brilliantly designed. Fast and very maneuverable.
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