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Mr. Larry D. Knauer

Lead Designer

RAVE V

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RAVE V

Background Information

Employment History

Race Director

Colorado Sail and Yacht Club

Director Enterprise Retention and Growth

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Engineering Positions At Chemical Systems Division

United Technologies Corp.

Vice President, Deputy Program Manager for the Program

X-33 RLV

Education

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Master degree

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Web References (114 Total References)


Press Releases Archives -

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Larry Knauer, Lead Designer of the RAVE V has provided these detail comments regarding the design which is moving into production. If you care to comment, please do so and Larry can respond.

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Rave V Designer Larry Knauer
WindRider has teamed up with a veteran of the Aerospace Industry to develop the RAVE V. Larry Knauer (shown with granddaughter), now residing in Sandusky, Ohio, has joined WindRider International to oversee design and construction of the RAVE V.
Larry brings 40 years of professional experience in aerospace engineering most recently with Lockheed Martin as Director of Propulsion Subsystems in Colorado, and previously with Pratt and Whitney. His expertise in overseeing development of new technologies, managing design, procurement of complex parts or materials and executing high quality production will help establish the RAVE V as a leader within the hydrofoil sailing market.
Larry has a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an accomplished multihull sailor and licensed glider pilot.


Rave V - Designer Notes

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Larry Knauer, Lead Designer of the RAVE V has provided these detail comments regarding the design which is moving into production. If you care to comment, please do so and Larry can respond.

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Larry Knauer December 9, 2014 at 6:42 pm
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Larry Knauer December 24, 2014 at 12:41 pm
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Larry Knauer December 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm
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Larry, what is your projected weight for the boat plus rig minus crew?
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Larry Knauer December 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm
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Larry Knauer December 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm
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Good luck, Larry. I look forward to sailing the prototype. If it works as advertised, I'll buy one. -d
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RAVE V Archives -

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The photo is of Larry Knauer as he prepares to leave the "winter home" of RAVE V in Sarasota Florida to return to the midwest.

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In about 10 knots of wind, Larry and Robert each took the boat out during three trips with adjustments to the mast rake in-between.
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After lunch we hooked the tow boat up to the RAVE to test foiling under tow with Larry at the helm.
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Larry had an easier time of it than I did.
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Larry Knauer, designer and test pilot intentionally chose a light wind day - about 6 knots - in order to test the foil/rudder steering, A-frame sail plan and overall get an initial "feel" for the boat. Because of its design, the RAVE V could be paddled out of the harbor - again, similar to the WR17 or WR16 WindRider models.
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Larry Knauer, Designer and RAVE V Director and I traveled to Lake Garda, Italy in early July to participate and learn. Larry presented the RAVE V design and the presentation is attached here.
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WindRider has teamed up with Larry Knauer, a veteran of the Aerospace Industry, to develop the RAVE V.
"A foiling boat is not like a typical sailboat - once you're foiling, you're essentially flying on wings on the water. We needed to make it as stable as non-foiling boats even when it was up in the air, so there was a lot of consideration going into the foil design, sails, forces, and load factors coming into the sails and down to the foils," said Knauer.
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Some minor technical issues with the articulation of the masts to the linking spar, and the observation that it would be preferable to present the leeward sail forward into the lead of the airflow (much like the upper wing of a biplane is staggered forward), led to Larry Knauer's excellent suggestion to replace the linking spar with an arch shaped spar.
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Look for another post by Larry elaborating on the results of the analysis.
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Larry Knauer, Lead Designer of the RAVE V has provided these detail comments regarding the design which is moving into production. If you care to comment, please do so and Larry can respond.


WindRider - Sailboat Parts and Small Trimarans

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Some minor technical issues with the articulation of the masts to the linking spar, and the observation that it would be preferable to present the leeward sail forward into the lead of the airflow (much like the upper wing of a biplane is staggered forward), led to Larry Knauer's excellent suggestion to replace the linking spar with an arch shaped spar.

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Look for another post by Larry elaborating on the results of the analysis.
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With Larry Knauer leading the design, WindRider has also recruited two students from the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering to work on the RAVE V project. These students are working on doing the finite load analyses, SolidWorks modeling and other aspects of the engineering side.


RAVE V Archives

www.windrider.com [cached]

The photo is of Larry Knauer as he prepares to leave the "winter home" of RAVE V in Sarasota Florida to return to the midwest.

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In about 10 knots of wind, Larry and Robert each took the boat out during three trips with adjustments to the mast rake in-between.
...
After lunch we hooked the tow boat up to the RAVE to test foiling under tow with Larry at the helm.
...
Larry had an easier time of it than I did.
...
Larry Knauer, designer and test pilot intentionally chose a light wind day - about 6 knots - in order to test the foil/rudder steering, A-frame sail plan and overall get an initial "feel" for the boat. Because of its design, the RAVE V could be paddled out of the harbor - again, similar to the WR17 or WR16 WindRider models.
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Larry Knauer, Designer and RAVE V Director and I traveled to Lake Garda, Italy in early July to participate and learn. Larry presented the RAVE V design and the presentation is attached here.
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WindRider has teamed up with Larry Knauer, a veteran of the Aerospace Industry, to develop the RAVE V.
"A foiling boat is not like a typical sailboat - once you're foiling, you're essentially flying on wings on the water. We needed to make it as stable as non-foiling boats even when it was up in the air, so there was a lot of consideration going into the foil design, sails, forces, and load factors coming into the sails and down to the foils," said Knauer.
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Some minor technical issues with the articulation of the masts to the linking spar, and the observation that it would be preferable to present the leeward sail forward into the lead of the airflow (much like the upper wing of a biplane is staggered forward), led to Larry Knauer's excellent suggestion to replace the linking spar with an arch shaped spar.
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Look for another post by Larry elaborating on the results of the analysis.
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Larry Knauer, Lead Designer of the RAVE V has provided these detail comments regarding the design which is moving into production. If you care to comment, please do so and Larry can respond.

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