The primary purpose of this study was to determine if the application of airplane type controls to the hydrofoil boat would produce a stable craft that would be safe to operate. The secondary purpose of this study was to determine if a human operator could respond to changes in the boat's attitude brought on by wave action or other factors in time to keep the craft running in a desirable operating condition. Finally, the commercial possibilities were to be determined by the performance of the prototype.
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Hazard, Allyn B.. "A Study of a Small Hydrofoil Boat with Airplane Type Controls." (1950). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/me_etds/117