Uldis Atmats, a graduate of the Liepaja branch of Riga Polytechnic Institute, had been fond of aeromodelling and
And here we have put an absolutely original idea into practice. Uldis put in a bow of the boat not an engine, but the screw (!), having placed it on a special skeg under the bottom. Nearby, there's a small
Now there is no more possibility of taking off and flipping over the bow - at the slightest attempt of the boat to raise the bow the propeller will come out of the water, after which the racing projectile will gently lower back down.
Isn't it a splendid idea? And it is already patented.
The main (aft) rudders of the racing machine also attracted attention - having an intricate cross-profile, they have a ventilated back edge: air escaping from special holes prevents cavitation.
As usual, all ingenious things are not simple, but very simple. And it's strange that nobody has thought of such an idea before...