This is a Wing Sail Catamaran project that I started over 5 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>Hi Mr Elliot,</p><p>My compliments for this wonderful wingsail boat. I am also interested in building this boat. Could you also send me al the details to do this. Could you email me at s.huurdeman@chello.nl with more details about this boat, the electronics, the assembly, and the approximate cost? Also, if you still offer kits and the kit price...thanks</p><p>Thank you very much!</p><p>Sjoerd ( the Netherlands )</p>
<p>HI Dan, I am very interested in building this great kit boat. Could you email me at csantos3@cox.net with more details about this boat, the assembly, and, if you still offer kits and the kit price...thanks</p><p>Thank you very much! from Goodyear, Arizona</p>
<p>HI Dan, I am also very interested in building this boat. Could you email me at ppcdlevine@gmail.com with more details about this boat, the assembly, and the approximate cost? Also, if you still offer kits and the kit price...thanks</p><p>Thank you very much!</p>
<p>Hello David,</p><p>I will send you the Build Instructions and CNC files to you today.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
<p>HI Dan, I am very interested with learning about winged sails and I believe this is a great place to start. Could you email me at harrisonfreedman200@gmail.com with more details about this boat, the assembly, and the approximate cost?</p><p>Thank you very much!</p>
<p>Hi Dan, i'm impressed with your catamaran. I'm interested, if you don't mind to get further information for building it. Could you please contact me? My e mail is cmonsalve17@gmail.com</p><p>thank you very much!</p>
<p>Sure thing. I contact you soon.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
<p>Dan, it's Amazing sailboat and project approach! I've just finished small footy sailboat and I was looking for something bigger, faster and not too complicated till I found your Wing. Is it possible to get cutout plans DWG (with dimensions or in known scale)? Information about used servos will also be nice. My e-mail is zawmi@wp.pl. Happy Easter form Poland!</p>
<p>Hello Michal,</p><p>I would be glad to help. Please send me an e-mail to <a href="mailto:delliott@1220.com" rel="nofollow">delliott@1220.com</a> and I will send you all the information on the model kit.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
And if its possible to get a kit
<p>Sorry I have taken so long to reply. I will e-mail you the information.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
And what was all the electronic gear that you used
Hi dan i think what you have made is amazing i would like to build my own rc catamaran only with normal sails. Could i please have the materials that you used and the plan with the measurements that you used thankyou could you please send to ali_airlie@hotmail.com
<p>Gday Dan, what you have made here is incredible, I hate to be yet another person asking if you can send me plans and things so that I can start building my own but that is exactly what I am asking for! <a href="mailto:sfn@hotmail.co.nz" rel="nofollow">sfn@hotmail.co.nz</a> is my email any help you can provide me would be greatly appreciated, thanks! </p>
<p>Nice wing Dan. I would like to make the same for my trimarans but am not sure how to increase the size to fit the Mini40 or One Metre size of boat that I sail</p><p>My boats can be seen here</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN8mcWJgtZg&feature=em-subs_digest" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN8mcWJgtZg&amp;feature=em-subs_digest</a></p>
<p>Hello,</p><p>You may not need to increase the wing size. My catamaran models hulls are 42&quot; (roughly 1 meter) long not including the rudders. The Wing is around 52&quot; tall, so it may work just fine for your boats.</p>
<p>Nice catamaran! I would like to trying to make one also based on any tips for thickness of the platic? Because I want to do 3D printing maybe. And how does to mechanisme works? mail me karelrosseel@hotmail.com Thanks a lot from Belgium!</p>
<p>Hello,</p><p>Sorry it took so long to get back to you. </p><p>The material thickness is (2mm) thick PVC sheet. It would be great to have someone 3-D print the model. If you send me an e-mail to <a href="mailto:delliott@1220.com">delliott@1220.com</a> I will send you a AutoCAD model of the Wing Sail Catamaran for you to experiment with.</p><p>A photo of the wing controls can be seen in this blog, and I can send you some more photos of the wing details with the Cad model.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
<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>

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