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HSC Glosten

15.3k edensk  2 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Jester's AI Boat Challenge (Closed)

My first watercraft, a hydrofoil ferry heavily based on this design by Glosten and Bieker Boats:

  • Throttle to move forwards, Roll to steer, Brake for reverse
  • Max speed of ~42 Knots and good turn rate
  • foiling action starts somewhere around 21 knots
  • Automatic stability control without gyros
  • Handles up to medium sized waves very well

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor AI Boat Challenge (Closed)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 33.6ft (10.2m)
  • Length 100.3ft (30.6m)
  • Height 32.3ft (9.8m)
  • Empty Weight 2,613lbs (1,185kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,729lbs (1,238kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.94
  • Wing Loading 7.5lbs/ft2 (36.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 366.3ft2 (34.0m2)
  • Drag Points 316

Parts

  • Number of Parts 103
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    I challenge you to make the beech craft baron b55 (full detai l) with glass

    one month ago
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    Oooooooo hydrafoil

    +1 one month ago
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    20.4k rexzion

    @tsampoy because its edensk

    +1 2 months ago
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    30.1k tsampoy

    How did this get 45 upvotes? (Sorry if it sounds offensive)
    Does it have funky trees?

    +1 2 months ago
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    150 DuneBoi

    @edensk yeah I thought so too.
    I checked and it’s not because you don’t have any collision response on your cockpit, that says default, so I am bemused

    2 months ago
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    15.3k edensk

    @DuneBoi interesting

    +1 2 months ago
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    150 DuneBoi

    Very impressive performance
    I found that when I was at snowstone that the missiles couldn’t damage me at all, even though they hit and exploded
    Cool unintentional gimmick I guess

    2 months ago
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    17.0k Chaka

    Very cool how smooth it begins to lift out of the water and then how smoothly it lowers back into the water.

    +1 2 months ago
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    15.3k edensk

    @X4JB HSC stands for high speed craft, I didn't make that up, and it doesn't sway because it's stabilized automatically by the foil's control surfaces, which I assume is a feature many real modern hydrofoils have, specially considering the very small dihedral angle on this one

    +1 2 months ago
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    3,362 X4JB

    It's a shame that the boat doesn't sway in turns. Knowing you it's probably realistic, but idk.

    +1 2 months ago
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    3,362 X4JB

    randomusername :flushed_cat:

    2 months ago
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    15.3k edensk

    @MintLynx thanks! Funky trees can make wonderful things

    +1 2 months ago
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    50.5k MintLynx

    A Hydrofoil Gorgeous in construction and perfect in operation. It remains so perfectly stable you could mistake it for having a powerful gyro inside, yet it doesn't!

    +7 2 months ago
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    17.2k Default4

    Why do I have more points than you maybe because I spam post?

    2 months ago