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Old 10-11-2009, 12:41   #1
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BMW Oracle Remasted

Ok, brace yourselves (assuming it's still live) ...

Morning News - fox5sandiego.com

this is what happens when, as Robert Frost once said, you play tennis with the net down.
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Old 10-11-2009, 13:21   #2
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Amazing!!!! is crazy, crazy..... for me is a nice recipe for disaster, but wahooooo , is big !!!! i wonder the loads in the rig and the structure,
Question?? how much cost? this crazy tri is going to be fastest craft in the planet. Cheers.
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OMG!
That is some of the best LIVE internet porn I've ever seen!
Now it feels like I've got about 190' of wood in my pants!!!
Can't wait to see her fly!!!
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Some more info at BMW Oracle Racing website. I just hope there won't be any casualties as that tri looks way too small for the wing.
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B747-400 wingspan is around 212 ft. So it looks like Team BMW-Oracle is not allowing fact to get in the way of a good story with their 80% statistic.
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maybe that's in regards to the surface area, not length.
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B747-400 wingspan is around 212 ft. So it looks like Team BMW-Oracle is not allowing fact to get in the way of a good story with their 80% statistic.
That's for two wings, neelie, wingtip to wingtip. One 747 wing is less than half that dimension (interior cabin width is 20 feet, so at least 20-21 feet of the wingspan is not wing).

The wingspan on Howard Hughes' infamous Spruce Goose (a name he detested) is 320' - the BMWO rigid wing is even longer than one of that plane's wings.

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B747-400 wingspan is around 212 ft. So it looks like Team BMW-Oracle is not allowing fact to get in the way of a good story with their 80% statistic.
I think they are comparing BMW/Oracle's wing (singular) to one of the 747's wings (also singular), which would then show a farely accurate equation.
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neelie, they state that is 80% bigger than ONE wing. So, maybe they have the facts right?.
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747 is a monoplane. Mono = 1. But feel free to divide the wing into as many elements as you desire to suit your argument.
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Obviously, I haven't run the math as the engineers have, so I have nothing quatitative to back it up, but it's my gut that these rigs and these boats are going to show us some spectacular failures on the race course.
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What happens if the wind picks up considerably? What are the wind conditions forcast to be during this next cup?

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Obviously, I haven't run the math as the engineers have, so I have nothing quatitative to back it up, but it's my gut that these rigs and these boats are going to show us some spectacular failures on the race course.
Undoubtedly. Do you think even those who've said they'd never waste their time watching a sailboat race on television might tune in? They'll be like all the car race viewers who claim they aren't watching just to see a multi-car cluster****.

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Undoubtedly. Do you think even those who've said they'd never waste their time watching a sailboat race on television might tune in? They'll be like all the car race viewers who claim they aren't watching just to see a multi-car cluster****.

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nah, just us sailing nerds.

It definitely has my attention!
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