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English translation: foil

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19:55 Aug 19, 2002
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Swedish term or phrase: den låga rutan, den höga stäven, det uppdragna steglisterna
Men den låga rutan, den höga stäven, det uppdragna steglisterna och den kompakta apparitionen, för tankarna till patrullbåt, linjer som säger: Respekt!

The low panels, the high stave, the raised foils (?) and compact appearance...
David Rumsey
Canada
Local time: 02:03
English translation:foil
Explanation:
My technical dictionary says foil.
Also found the following:::

The Pogo Foil is a human-powered hydrofoil boat with a flapping wing propulsion system. In the photo below my wife, Molly Knox, is riding/flying it on Green Lake in Seattle in about 1990. It weighs about 50 lbs, goes over 11 mph, but is only good for a few hundred meters before the rider/pilot gets tired out. The Pogo Foil is the culmination of several years of experimental boat building, which included the "Mutiny on the Boundary Layer," the overweight over-mechanical, but working, predecessor to the sleeker Pogo Foil.

The boat rests on pontoons at the start, and then the rider starts hopping up and down (hence the "pogo"). The vertical motion causes the main hydrofoil below the pilot to start to make thrust. This main wing is made of a carbon/epoxy composite, is about 2 m in span, uses a NACA 4415 airfoil section, and pivots just ahead of the quarter chord. The pivoting is controlled by a lever arm to a nonlinear spring aboveboard. The springiness controls how much thrust you get. As you gain speed the front, smaller foil pushes the nose of the boat up. When 'flying' the depth of the front foil is controlled by a little spatula on a lever arm which rides along the surface of the water and actuates the elevator flat on the front foil. The front foil is steered by the handlebars, and when you are flying you balance the craft just like a bike. As you gain speed you lean forward, and then in a magical and difficult-to-master moment the craft rotates up, the hulls pull clear of the water, and you are flying. Then your weight is fully carried by the hydrofoils, which remain 10-30 cm below the water surface. It is an amazing feeling to fly the craft, I imagine that it is a bit like a goose feels taking off from a pond and skimming low along the water.

To read more go to
http://www.ocean.washington.edu/people/faculty/parker/pogo_f...
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Gunilla Zedigh
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Local time: 11:03
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Explanation:
My technical dictionary says foil.
Also found the following:::

The Pogo Foil is a human-powered hydrofoil boat with a flapping wing propulsion system. In the photo below my wife, Molly Knox, is riding/flying it on Green Lake in Seattle in about 1990. It weighs about 50 lbs, goes over 11 mph, but is only good for a few hundred meters before the rider/pilot gets tired out. The Pogo Foil is the culmination of several years of experimental boat building, which included the "Mutiny on the Boundary Layer," the overweight over-mechanical, but working, predecessor to the sleeker Pogo Foil.

The boat rests on pontoons at the start, and then the rider starts hopping up and down (hence the "pogo"). The vertical motion causes the main hydrofoil below the pilot to start to make thrust. This main wing is made of a carbon/epoxy composite, is about 2 m in span, uses a NACA 4415 airfoil section, and pivots just ahead of the quarter chord. The pivoting is controlled by a lever arm to a nonlinear spring aboveboard. The springiness controls how much thrust you get. As you gain speed the front, smaller foil pushes the nose of the boat up. When 'flying' the depth of the front foil is controlled by a little spatula on a lever arm which rides along the surface of the water and actuates the elevator flat on the front foil. The front foil is steered by the handlebars, and when you are flying you balance the craft just like a bike. As you gain speed you lean forward, and then in a magical and difficult-to-master moment the craft rotates up, the hulls pull clear of the water, and you are flying. Then your weight is fully carried by the hydrofoils, which remain 10-30 cm below the water surface. It is an amazing feeling to fly the craft, I imagine that it is a bit like a goose feels taking off from a pond and skimming low along the water.

To read more go to
http://www.ocean.washington.edu/people/faculty/parker/pogo_f...

Gunilla Zedigh
Germany
Local time: 11:03
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