Electronic Model America's Cup Yacht

Jonathan Everett

Whakatane high School
Whakatane


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After watching the America's Cup competition, Jonathan was inspired to make a model of the America’s Cup AC72. His model is an AC3.5 because it has a 3.5’ long hull. The Electronic Model America's Cup Yacht has remote-controlled sails and rudders, with an arduino microcontroller at its heart. The foils for Jonathan's project were 3D printed and have an incremental control of 1°. Jonathan thought that the model may be a fun toy for adults but also a usefull way to study foil control. 

Electronic Model America's Cup Yacht won 1st place in the 15-16 Category, fantastic invention Jonathan!

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