O - Pre 1950 Hydrofoils
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Guidoni and Croco --- Guidoni, in the 1910 to 1921 time frame, was involved in the development of hydrofoil seaplanes. He mounted foils beneath the floats of seaplanes to reduce the impact loads and improve the landing characteristics of such craft in rough water. The aircraft Guidoni worked with usually became airborne at well below 50 knots. According to Leslie Hayward Hayward's article "The History of Hydrofoils," Hovering Craft and Hydrofoils, Vol 4. No. 8 (May 1965) through Vol. 6, No. 6 (Feb 1967), Guidoni's work was based on that of Croco, who in 1907 experimented with marine craft supported by simple monoplane dihedral foils, but had little success in applying them to flying machines. Guidoni's ladder foil system was finally successful in executing the first take-off and landing of a hydrofoil seaplane in 1911. This was because he adopted Croco's dihedral foil feature, which avoided the sudden transition from one foil to the other under varying speed conditions.


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Guidoni and Croco --- Guidoni, in the 1910 to 1921 time frame, was involved in the development of hydrofoil seaplanes. He mounted foils beneath the floats of seaplanes to reduce the impact loads and improve the landing characteristics of such craft in rough water. The aircraft Guidoni worked with usually became airborne at well below 50 knots. According to Leslie Hayward Hayward's article "The History of Hydrofoils," Hovering Craft and Hydrofoils, Vol 4. No. 8 (May 1965) through Vol. 6, No. 6 (Feb 1967), Guidoni's work was based on that of Croco, who in 1907 experimented with marine craft supported by simple monoplane dihedral foils, but had little success in applying them to flying machines. Guidoni's ladder foil system was finally successful in executing the first take-off and landing of a hydrofoil seaplane in 1911. This was because he adopted Croco's dihedral foil feature, which avoided the sudden transition from one foil to the other under varying speed conditions.


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Guidoni and Croco --- Guidoni, in the 1910 to 1921 time frame, was involved in the development of hydrofoil seaplanes. He mounted foils beneath the floats of seaplanes to reduce the impact loads and improve the landing characteristics of such craft in rough water. The aircraft Guidoni worked with usually became airborne at well below 50 knots. According to Leslie Hayward Hayward's article "The History of Hydrofoils," Hovering Craft and Hydrofoils, Vol 4. No. 8 (May 1965) through Vol. 6, No. 6 (Feb 1967), Guidoni's work was based on that of Croco, who in 1907 experimented with marine craft supported by simple monoplane dihedral foils, but had little success in applying them to flying machines. Guidoni's ladder foil system was finally successful in executing the first take-off and landing of a hydrofoil seaplane in 1911. This was because he adopted Croco's dihedral foil feature, which avoided the sudden transition from one foil to the other under varying speed conditions.


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Guidoni and Croco --- Guidoni, in the 1910 to 1921 time frame, was involved in the development of hydrofoil seaplanes. He mounted foils beneath the floats of seaplanes to reduce the impact loads and improve the landing characteristics of such craft in rough water. The aircraft Guidoni worked with usually became airborne at well below 50 knots. According to Leslie Hayward Hayward's article "The History of Hydrofoils," Hovering Craft and Hydrofoils, Vol 4. No. 8 (May 1965) through Vol. 6, No. 6 (Feb 1967), Guidoni's work was based on that of Croco, who in 1907 experimented with marine craft supported by simple monoplane dihedral foils, but had little success in applying them to flying machines. Guidoni's ladder foil system was finally successful in executing the first take-off and landing of a hydrofoil seaplane in 1911. This was because he adopted Croco's dihedral foil feature, which avoided the sudden transition from one foil to the other under varying speed conditions.


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