This is a Wing Sail Catamaran project that I started over 4 years ago after seeing the new AC 45s introduced to the America's Cup races. The model uses PVC sheet, Carbon Fiber tubing and 377 Dupont Mylar to "skin" the wings. The "Cookie Cutter" construction technique allows me to make quick inexspensive changes to the design without having to scrap a model and start over, everything is tweekable. Two Catamaran models are shown here, but I have created a total of four boats during design development, one of which only sailed once,and poorly. But that one sailing taught me alot, and I started another boat the next day. It's not all about finishing one boat, it's about developing a Platform that can evolve as you learn.

<p>Is there a good way to cut these parts I don't have access to a CNC machine?</p>
<p>I cut my first catamaran model out by hand with an exacto knife. 2mm PVC cuts easily and can be sanded smooth. I will worn you thought, your fingers will be numb for a week. I cut out all replacement parts by hand.</p>
<p>Hi Dan, I'm currently building one of these and I was wondering if you had a list of servos and batteries that you would recommend.</p>
<p>Yes, if you send me an e-mail to <a href="mailto:delliott@1220.com">delliott@1220.com</a> I will send you some suggestions.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
<p>man this is the best homemade rc boat ive ever seen! and even better where did you get that floaty chair thingy from cos i love it!</p>
<p>Hey, Thanks! I've had a lot of fun designing and building this wing sail. I'm so glad you like it. You should try to build one for yourself, quite a few people from all over the world. The &quot;Floaty Chair&quot; is made for fishing in waders, I ordered it on line from Bass Pro Shops. It makes retrival less of a pain.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
<p>Hello Dan,</p><p>Could I ask you for instructions PDF to pavel.dedak@gmail.com? Thank you.</p>
<p>Hello Pavel,</p><p>Glad to help, I'll send you the Build Instructions and CNC linework for the Wing Sail Cat model right away.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
<p>Hi Sir I was wondering if I could get the measurements and build instructions for this craft. My email is paperclipmaker@gmail.com. Thank you!</p>
<p>Glad to help, I'll send you a PDF of the Build Instructions right away.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
<p>Got your email, thank you!</p>
<p>Could I also get the Parts Sheet Line Work PDF too? Thanks!</p>
Fantastic ac45 would it be possible to have plans and or some material guidance. Thanks in advance
<p>Yes, e-mail me at <a href="mailto:delliott@1220.com" rel="nofollow">delliott@1220.com</a> and I will send you the Build Instructions PDF and Parts Sheet Line Work PDF. I also have sources for parts not included in the kit.</p>
<p>He needed me to drawings. Without sail.He wants to perform with balsa. I am a beginner. please about something. Thank you. sorry for Poor English Burakko@tlen.pl</p>
<p>I would be happy to help. I will send you the Build Instructions for the Wing Sail Cat to your e-mail address listed above.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
<p>Hi Dan,</p><p>I think i may have communicated with you before on other forums but I am sixteen and making a four foot long, roughly 2 and a half feet wide and over six feet tall (the wing itself is six feet) model Americas cup foiler. I have made the wing and will be starting on the hulls as soon as I can. I think you will be very interested in my foil system, my boat will be able to adjust the rake of the foils and instead of doing it manually I am going to have a raspberry pi automatically adjusting the rake for most efficient foiling. Do you have any tips for me?</p>
<p>Hello Sumneros,</p><p>Sorry it took so long to reply to your message, I've been away.</p><p>The best advice I can give you is, keep a blog of your experiments and share everything that happens, especially the failiers. Take lots of pictures. Check out Jonathan Everetts attempts to create a foiling wing sail catamaran. That is his cat shown in the photos above. Put a GoPro on it if you can.</p>
Hi dan, I've found some info and pictures online of the amazing rc wingsail catamaran you have made and would be really interested in building one myself or ordering one of the kits if your still making them, could you please send me the plans and drawings for it to see if I'm capable of doing it myself! To leesaunders1987@yahoo.co.uk .Could I also get some more info on the kits what they include and what I would need, many thanks. Lee saunders<br><br>
<p>Hi,I'm undergraduate.I'm reserching about the wingsail .Now I want to build model for resech and to build real this.If you can please send me the plans.My email (mean.shipbuilder@gmail.com).Thank you so much</p>
<p>I'm new on this site and I just saw this post. Do you still selling this kit? and for how much?</p>
<p>$300.00 us plus shipping. The kit does not include carbon fiber tubing, mylar wing / jib skins, rigging / lines, servos and hardware. Send me and e-mail to <a href="mailto:delliott@1220.com" rel="nofollow">delliott@1220.com</a> and I will send you the Build Instructions PDF which depicts the PVC Parts sheets, and assemble istructuions.</p>
I sure will
<p>I am currently producing a run of (10ea.) kits, (3ea.) are sold, one to the Univ. of Michigan. If you would like to purchase one of the second gen. Black Cat model kits please send me an e-mail <a href="mailto:delliott@1220.com" rel="nofollow">delliott@1220.com</a> , The future intent of the Black Cat platform is to utilize rapid prototyping tools to create retofitable foiling configurations for the dagger board well and rudder assemblies in order to test new foiling designs. </p>
<p>Hi, are these for sale? I am eager to buy one. Let me know if possible. Thanx</p>
<p>Hi Dan,</p><p>Would it be possiable to send me the plans, hull, rig and sails. I am very intrested in making one. My email is: <a href="mailto:sam.usher@virgin.net" rel="nofollow">sam.usher@virgin.net</a></p><p>Thanks Sam.</p>
Hi Dan, well done on an incredible model and replica. Are you going to be selling kits at any stage? <br>
Yes, I have recieved many requests for a parts kit. I am now producing a flat pack Wing Sail Catamaran model which includes all PVC parts CNC cut out of 1/16&quot; sheet, a full size paper template of the Mylar wing &quot;skins&quot; and Jibs, a cut list for all Carbon Fiber Tubing and Build Instructions. ($300.00) <br> <br>Kit will not include Stainless Steel hardware, rigging,Carbon Fiber Tubing, Servos or Mylar sail material. I can provide sources for all these. <br> <br>If you are interested, contact me:
<p>I may be interested in buying this kit is it still available? Email: gavinsher@me.com</p>
<p>Hi I am 14 years old and very interested in the Americas cup, and have been wanting to build a rc model of the AC45 for a long time. Is there anyway that you could please send me the plans for the model that you made? I would also appreciate any tips that you may have, and where you buy your supplies. Thanks!</p>
<p>Sorry my email is gavinsher@me.com</p>
<p>Beautiful Boat!!<br>Can you send me the plans? My e-mail is mariscallis@gmail.com<br>Thanks!!</p>
<p>Hi Dan, Beautiful Boat. Are you selling all or part of it as a kit? </p><p>Thanks!</p>
Just put together my thunder tiger trimaran. Americas best and only trimaran rc sailboat I could find. Could I buy a wing sail for my boat. I think sail sizes are real close to same. Mikestoneaz@gmail.com <br>Nice work by the way. :)
hi dan It is so cool your projekt i will build a catamaran too. Sorry for my bad english i am from germany ? Could you please be so kind and send me the pdf and dwg drawings of your Black Cat , also to me? Thanks in advance, my mail are jab-schuetz@hotmail.de I would also be interested to buying a kit of the parts, when you build one. Tranks Bernd
Sure thing Bernd. I'll send that right now.
Dear Dan, could you please be so kind and send all pdf and dwg drawings of a Black Cat you have, also to me? Thanks in advance, my mail - radek.cholewinski@wp.pl
Thanks for that!
What are the dimensions of the wing and hull?
Sure thing, the length of the hulls is 42&quot; not including rudders, placed 27&quot; apart and the wing sail is 59&quot; tall.
It's really cool! i love <a href="http://www.nitrotek.fr/bateaux-rc.html" rel="nofollow">RC Wing Sail Catamaran</a> thanks Dan Elliott for sharing your nice work. i voted and really appriciate you for this keep it up.
Hey Dan the cat is very nice i am also a ac45 fan and been trying to built one my self from the top of my head is not easy.i would like to built one can it be posible to send me pdf or where to find the file. My email abrahamtorres8@gmail.com thanx Dan great project
it's really cool, I would like to build one. <br>please send a copy to me. slider168@gmail.com <br>thank you!
hi dan<br> very nice :D can you send me the plans for this projekt i will build a catamaran too and this is a genius model :D sorry for my bad english i am from germany :) my e-mail : joka2@gmx.de
Thx Dan!
Hi Dan, <br>I'm just writing to ask whether you got my email or not. For I haven't heard back about the autocad PDF you were sending me with all the templates for the Wing and hull. Anyways, my email is : hce@oceans9.org
mine is hce@oceans9.org
Got your message. As soon as I get back in the office I'll send you a PDF and DWG.

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Bio: I am a technical detailer with 1220 Exhibits. I design interactive exhibits for children's science museums. I got interested in Wing Sail Catamarans while ... More »
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