A new concept for future boats.

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Vladimir Zenin, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. VladZenin
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    I can’t see how the Hydrurga leptonyx can convert its land propulsion to caterpillar propulsion without wheels
     

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    You can see on my picture is shown the caterpillar-insect but not a wheeled tractor/tank caterpillar track.
     
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    I don’t think the Caterpillar-Insect and the Hydrurga leptonyx are using the same propulsion technique. The Hydrurga leptonyx has no legs.
     

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    That was a good thread, an once again I did not mean to step on anyone's toes when asking how well their first working model performed.

    You should see my first original design hovercraft skirt - did not work so well.;)
     
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    Could you clerify your statement please?
     
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    Look closely at their movement and you can see they move a similar way as shown on my picture. Your caterpillar has legs to hold out on the branches.
     
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    OK. Let’s forget abut caterpillar and Seal propulsions. Your propulsion is different.
    Do you have any picture or video clip where we can se it working?
     
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    He said he has a working model of it, or something similar to it in the other thread. I would like to see it too.
     
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    Not really, water under the bridge now - letting it go.
     
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    Hi Kjell and Kach. This picture for you. Ask any question please.
     

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    Ernest?

    How did you know my middle name is Ernest? :confused: Spooky indeed!

    Now...could not - your idea of travelling wave propulsion, be combined with - my idea for plasmoidal induction...to create a standing electron wave for propulsion?

    I have posted in some detail hereabouts in times past, about plasmoidal induction...perhaps you mised it?

    I consider that, a rotating, or oscillating electron induction wave might well mimmick the wave type propulsion you describe, yet remove the difficulty of mechanising your depicted concept? no?

    Just a thought, interested to hear what you think!

    Cheers!
     
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    Now, this is funny, I have to participate, bear with me! ;)

    As a matter of fact, travelling wave propulsion has been used for many years, we used to call it 'surfing'.

    Please note that in a wave train, the individual water molecules are NOT moving forward, they only move UP and DOWN. Ergo: if you want to use 'travelling wave propulsion', this can only work if the hull is smaller than one quarter of a wave length, so that it can position itself - like a surfer - on the downward gradient of a wave. If the hull is much longer than that, it cannot extract propulsive energy from the waves by its hull alone.....

    Only if the hull is so small, that it can put itself on the downward gradient of a wave, gravity will make it go downward...

    Like I said, in the old days we used to call this 'surfing'.... :)
     
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    I beg your pardon! I am really know nothing about plasmoid(al) induction. I agree it will bi more modern to create electric propulsion device using for example electromagnetic induction. I think it is possible to generate running deformation waves this way. As to plasmoidal induction we can discuss this problem after you familiarize me with this phenomenon.
     

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    You have to read all threads about sine wave propulsion and about travelling wave propulsion carefully. We are talking about others things.
     
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