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    12-07-2018, 12:01 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    Area kept constant in the quoted example. If span is added without changing chord then take-off power is around 25% less. I plugged in your...
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    12-05-2018, 03:39 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    Entertaining indeed, and a good source of motivation. What are the main areas, dimensions and lift produced by the foils? I have been doing the...
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    12-02-2018, 01:19 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    Since your apparent wind will be from the front, even on a reach, it would be a good idea to design with "going upwind" in mind. Without knowing...
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    11-30-2018, 06:21 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    The buck performed much better with two panels. It was still possible to to overload the panels but it would at least speed up again when unloaded. ...
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    11-29-2018, 12:04 PM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    Some more testing today. The new electronics have arrived with no manuals or instructions, so it was really just a session of figuring out how to...
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    11-24-2018, 06:37 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    It might help, certainly worth a try. I doubt I will be able to keep them both out the water at the same time. The kayak was only marginally stable...
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    11-24-2018, 01:19 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    Using less than optimal quality solar panels has its own quirks, and it is not all bad. For a given amount of sunlight, the voltage that a panel...
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    11-24-2018, 12:29 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    The idea behind the hinge was to reduce the torsion on the aka and simplify the attachment for quick assembly. As it turned out the aka is quite...
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    11-23-2018, 10:17 PM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    Yes, that is exactly how it should work.
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    11-23-2018, 02:57 PM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    Running directly of the panels does have its advantages. Other than simplicity and weight, it keeps you on your toes regarding efficient operation....
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    11-23-2018, 02:43 PM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    Now that the race is over I can add all the batteries I want. But since most off-the-shelf batteries come in 12 or 24V, my 18V setup will require...
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    11-23-2018, 08:40 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    Tested an 8"x4" propeller today. Still no electronics but I managed to do 7.2nm in 2h20min. That is 3.1kt average including all slow manoeuvres and...
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    11-19-2018, 12:46 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    A sail! But only later. I need to test a few different prop sizes and attempt to build my own buck converter.
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    11-18-2018, 11:38 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    Not as far as I know, but it is on my to-test list. If nothing else it would help in weeds and simplify the drive-train.
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    11-18-2018, 04:06 AM
    whiskeyfox replied to a thread Solar kayak in Building / Repair
    Very much so. Especially if there are clouds and wind. It will require actively steering to avoid the "lulls" i.e. shadows. Just to give you and...
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