Foils for Model PT 50

Description by Martin Grimm

Solid aluminium bow and stern foils for the 1:16.667 scale model of a Rodriquez PT 50, owned by Garry Fry of Sydney, Australia. The model represents the hydrofoil Fairlight which had operated on Sydney harbour. It is powered by a 35 cc air cooled internal combustion engine driving a pair of propellers through a splitting gearbox. The hull is constructed of marine plywood. Although the model has been trialled in foilborne condition, it remains to be finished. Further details and photos of the model running foilborne appeared in the November 2001 issue of Classic Fast Ferries.

The two attached photos were taken by me in 1995. I ran out of film before having the opportunity to take some overall photos of the model.


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