"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." american native

"It's not because things are difficult that we don't dare; it's because we don't dare the things are difficult." Seneca

Air

"I do not know if these are the views of Saint Exupery or Mermoz who gave me the desire to know the places they had developed their image and feelings they described in their books ... But need to join Brazil in flight on a microlight led me into one of the most dangerous adventures that I have been given to achieve "

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Sailing

"After 15 years traveling the oceans on my sailboat charter and my big multihull racing, following a trail of 350 000 miles and several dozen Atlantic crossings, I always run to the far horizon curves continue fleeing constantly behind the waves. Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific, Indian are all maritime areas that have haunted and that always attract me with the same force! "

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2007 - Construction of a hydro-hybrid ULM

To steal a small boat: a schedule of sailing or a true multi aircraft wings!

A hybrid unbridled for all pilots, all mariners, all those who wish to invest fully the most beautiful Aéromaritime spaces of the planet ...


The building of the flying boat
In 2007, to complete the adventures of Dagda, Guy Delage launch production of a new hydro-microlight aircraft designed for marine use.

The design of the hydro-microlight  accompanies the draft sailboat Dagda to allow aerial observation, or pleasure to take the height, or simply to serve as a research appendix to the boat

 

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Progress of construction of hydro-ULM in janv 2010
The progress of construction of hydro-ULM is parallel to that of Dagda.

tender multi-recesses is almost completed.

Some parts are made carbon seats, landing gear legs, marinization powertrain and propeller.

The tools for achieving the first prototype version of the microlight kyte paragliding are being completed.

 

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Why is a HYDRO-ULM?

 


FINDING:
No hydro ultralight amphibious is really suited to his position at sea: no device is truly marinised (use of materials without risk of corrosion in structures and wings)
Most of the 3 axes are out of the European ultralight regulations because they carry a large overweight to keep the shocks to the sea ..
The hydro-pendular, tubes and canvas and all devices using aluminum must often renew their parts susceptible to Galvanic oxidation fault structures effectively protected ...
The hydro commuters are equipped with floats forcing poorly performing wings slow

All machines are difficult to prepare without significant resources because of their low demountability (thus the mounting difficult) and their important weight for transportation, launching, lifting, storage still represent a set of problems killing the “want to fly”.
All these "flaws" make it virtually impossible encounter between pleasure boats (yachts and motor boats) and ultra light aircraft ...
Many sailors would like to bring aboard their boat aircraft easy to implement in all the world's oceans.

 


What need an HYDROAERONEF:
An hydro light aircraft which should be ideal must :
- be stored in saling environment without being affected
- flying in weather conditions wich vary greatly (0 - 35 knots of wind),
- use hydro rough surfaces as well as able to reach high altitude
- be easily transported in a small space (sailboats)
- be quickly assembled without special effort by two people in good health and in all wind conditions in which it is capable of flying, this course in a minimum time, including his own float in the sea ..

Of course, it will also require in the near future to use agro or bio fuels ...

In the current state of technology and knowledge, it is possible in a price range not exceeding the best current amphibious...

THE NEW IDEA: THREE DIFFERENT EXCHANGEABLE WINGS, ONE AIRCRAFT
An immense versatility, resistance to aggression without marine equivalent, the ability to store and then to bend on a sailboat, and make it fly as a wing tube and fabric with a fully flexible wing.

A single platform equipped with a propulsion engine that could fly following the use that we want to do, the conditions encountered, the pilot rating system with three  commutables wings amending each performance and specifications of the machine :

1 - The version delta wing:

flight envelope 60-100 km / h.
take-off distance on the water 150 to 250 m (*) tandem
Defense in average turbulence
Good maneuverability
possibility of storage at anchor
1hour assembling on land, difficult to climb at sea
efficient energy consumption = low

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2 - The version of Rotor autogyros:

flight envelope 60-100 km / h
greater maneuverability
hard takeoff (yaw rotation of the machine) and 350-600 m long
precision landing.
easy mounting even at sea (35 minutes)
consumer of energy and fuel
able to fly in harsh conditions (turbulence important)
Easy storage at anchor

 


3 - paragliding Kytesurf version: the main innovation of the project

flight envelope closer and more focused low speeds (30-60 km / h)
large storage excellent maneuverability at anchor
installation fast and easy in all conditions (implementation of the wing 5 minutes)
efficiency comparable to the delta but lower speed.
weak defense to turbulence
easily foldable wing in a small volume
 

Ocean

Ocean "My relationship with water and ocean is truly carnal.”

Born in the depths of the Champagne countryside, nothing predisposed to do that Guy Delage will love the ocean dumping ... yet it is one of them who will make known at 18, crossing the Channel by swimming alone and without assistance...

1973 Le Conquet – Ouessant with fin still alone and without assistance
thousands of hours diving and snorkeling
In 1994, Guy Delage crossed the Atlantic alone, drifting and swimming
In 1998, he embarked on a voyage across the Indian Ocean drifting in a passenger submarine to 7 meters depth.

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