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    Untapped speed - Thinking out loud

    What if you could take a ride plate that was previously turned into an open loop system, and drill enough holes in it, and reroute the exhaust through the ride plate (Through the holes). So you basically have a forced ventilated hull. YOu would be riding on very little water, reducing drag significantly.

    In theory, would this work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff C View Post
    What if you could take a ride plate that was previously turned into an open loop system, and drill enough holes in it, and reroute the exhaust through the ride plate (Through the holes). So you basically have a forced ventilated hull. YOu would be riding on very little water, reducing drag significantly.

    In theory, would this work?
    Maybe, there was a plane designed once that used the venturi effect to smooth airflow over the wings. It worked to a degree but was esily clogged. the problem I see here is that you will negatively affect backpressure on the engine to a degree that may hinder the prefonamce more that you might gain from loss of drag.

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    If I remember right, the Kawi 900 ZXi had a ventilated hull, and discontinued it the next year........ engineers tinkering again

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