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Beautiful Jetfoil Boeing 929
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Henry M.Y.
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Don't know how long these beautiful hydrofoils will still be in service. Just want to document them before they disappear.


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SkyHigh UAV
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Love that boat, gr8 footage and music.
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RichJ53
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Hello Henry
That is beautiful video! Thank you for sharing, I have never seen these before today. Wonderful job.

Have a very Happy New Year my friend

Rich
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Henry M.Y.
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SkyHigh UAV Posted at 2016-12-31 22:27
Love that boat, gr8 footage and music.

Thank you, SkyHigh UAV!

Those footages were shot with an Inspire 1 X5 and a Mavic Pro under 30kmh to 40kmh wind with intermittent 50kmh gust. The Inspire 1 held its position well under headwind, but could not hold its position under side-wind when panned.

Happy New Year 2017!

Henry
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Henry M.Y.
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-12-31 22:28
Hello Henry
That is beautiful video! Thank you for sharing, I have never seen these before today. Wonderful job.

Thank you, Richard.

These Boeing jetfoils servicing HK to Macau were built during the years from 1974 till 1981, so they are 36 to 43 years old now! They handle rough sea quite well because their hulls virtually fly over the waves. They also left almost no trace of bow wave behind them.

My first time onboard of a jetfoil when I was small was an exceptional experience - the jetfoil struggled slowly and rocked in waves before it took off, but was extremely fast and stable after it took off from water. They are engineering masterpieces!

Due to high built and maintenance costs when comparing with turbojet catamarans, these jetfoils are slowly phased out from service in HK.

Wish you a Happy New Year 2017!

Henry



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