fairing Decavitator Video Segments

This is a list of all of the decavitator human-powered hydrofoil video segments we have converted to mpeg so far. If you have a fast connection, see the thumbnail images for a preview.
Some fast runs on the Charles river...
World record run by Mark Drela on 27 October 1991 (2.29 MB)
High speed ladder wing flight on 15 August 1991 (2.60 MB)
First ultra high speed wing flight (0.23 MB)
Dava Newman on the Charles River, October 1991 (1.47 MB)
High-speed roll instability clearly illustrated. (0.55 MB)
The `high chair' ladder configuration...
Front view of ladder foil configuration. (0.22 MB)
Side view of ladder foil configuration. (1.34 MB)
Cruising along on the BIG wing (at low speed). (2.75 MB)
The guppy 'flying' past MIT's crew boathouse. (0.85 MB)
First ladder foil flight on 6 June 1991 (0.27 MB)
Marc Schafer on the ladder foil. (1.79 MB)
Marc Schafer transitions to the small wing. (1.29 MB)
Marc Schafer in an early tow test of the ladder foils. (0.69 MB)
The old V-foil configuration...
Early tow test of the original V-Foil configuration. (1.80 MB)
High altitude tow test of V foil. (0.85 MB)
Scenes from the dock...
Christening of the Decavitator on its first day. (0.98 MB)
Carbon fibre main strut failure (4.24 MB)
Tom helps Mark take a water break. (0.54 MB)

Many, many, many thanks to Maynard Handley for his Sparkle program! (it does mpeg conversion very nicely on macs).