The french hydrofoil Gong Elevator is also based on a lift / lift configuration , but with a standard big wing at front and smaller wing at back (both having positif Angle of Attack). It raised a lot of discussions on french forums and tests/users proved that it changes the foot pressure partition, helped the slow planning and low wind abilities, and was good for the first rides for beginners but was limited in speed. Skilled riders had to add an intermediate "wedge" piece to bring the rear stabilizer back to a negative AoA (so negative lift like on quite every standard foils) , to go faster.geron wrote:the front wing is smaller because the back wing produces lift as well and the lift of both ad to the total lift; is this unique to this foil? Do all the other directional foil's back wing produces negative lift?
You paying for the plane ticket?Jzh_perth wrote:I reckon this looks really interesting and would love to ride on in Perth (hint hint pls get some demos over here zeeko )
Can't wait to read some test reports in due course.
You answer your own question.gbrungra wrote:Does anyone know if this would be a good foil to learn on? I need a foil to learn and then freeride in the light winds of San Diego...
I like the idea of a canard for learning, because it may help with the "porpoising", since when the front wing breaks the surface and loses lift the whole setup should settle back into the water. Sort of a soft-stall effect.
But, I'm not wild about being a guinea pig on a totally new design, that may end up in the scrap heap of history...
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