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    12-07-2018, 11:31 PM
    airbiker replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    That sounds about right. The penalty for a lower AR is definitely at launch and lower foiling speeds. Wing area alone will only tell you what speed...
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    12-05-2018, 10:53 AM
    airbiker replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    Did you just add span or keep the area constant? Wing area to set take-off speed and AR to set induced drag at that speed (keeping area constant)....
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    12-02-2018, 02:27 AM
    airbiker replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    Sure, get going fast enough and every direction is "upwind". I think the limits will be set by the balance lug drag and inability to de-power/flatten...
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    11-13-2018, 07:48 PM
    airbiker replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    You're right about the high drag rig. By itself, flying upwind at any decent angle isn't going to happen. I can get upwind a bit on the foils, but...
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    11-12-2018, 10:07 PM
    airbiker replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    Thanks. I don't think I have any good pictures of the boat all rigged up, but this video shows it pretty well in spots. No jib. Just a balance lug...
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    11-12-2018, 12:26 AM
    airbiker replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    Thanks. I agree, there will be limits to how far this can go and foiling on a reach is the easiest mode. It was blowing about 20kts with gusts...
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    11-11-2018, 02:29 PM
    airbiker replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    Yes. The first attempts from Friday.
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    11-11-2018, 01:34 PM
    airbiker replied to a thread Texas Goose in Designs / Plans
    The latest fun from my Goose project.
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