plummet wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:25 am
I think Peter is missing the point of the question.
Its not discussing theoretical physics and the maximunm speed that can be obtained if all practical limitations are removed. Its asking for real world top speeds.
Am I missing the question here ? Maybe, but the full quite interesting question was:
slowboat wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:39 am
Obvious beginner question: What happens when you push a foil beyond its maximum speed?
And to his question some of the answers are IMO
1. A given foil does not have a maximum speed, it only has a typical practical max speed that only the good riders get past.
2. It will not break nor cavitate, at the speeds we are talking about here.
3. It is a lot more difficult to ride at high speeds, a lot more kitepower and stabilizer needed, and you wont get to the same speeds as smaller and more flat wings.
To slowboat: No risk or anything drastic will happen when you push a well trimmed foil beyond a by some labelled "maximum speed" (as no such thing exist...) at the real world speeds we are talking about here.
Maybe I missed it, but I found the question quite obvious - as so many seem to have labelled a "max speed" for a given foil, that now many actually think there is a definite max speed you should not exceed, and curious to what happens if you go even faster ?
It should be called typical max speed nowadays, then it all makes sense
I am not talking about theoretical physics here, but real life physics
And after reading your post about a foil that "dives" when you go faster - your question might origin from that slowboat ?
Just a thought