Levi Drives Experimental (DIY)

Discussion in 'Surface Drives' started by xrudi, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. xrudi
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    Our profits were never inflated. But this is basically the idea. Make the surface propulsion
    technology affordable and bring the fun back to boating.

    Basically there are two market for surface drives:

    1) The individual who needs a drive for his boat
    2) The company which wants produces boats for its clients.

    There are several forms of engagement:

    a) We give licenses to individuals and workshops
    b) We sell laser cut kits in aluminum and stainless steel 316L (these can be done in
    the country of the end user to save transport costs
    c) We produce” Levi Drives” in Germany
    d) We sell “Levi Diamond Back” propellers
     
  2. xrudi
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    I can't upload the video, but you can find it on our webpage
    (Levi Drive Experimental)
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013
  3. gonzo
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    Why would anyone pay for a license on an expired patent? It is in the public domain now.
     
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    Engineering support
     
  5. xrudi
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    This might be true for the "Levi Drive Unit" LDU but not the "Levi Drive".

    We are not handing out our drawings, technical specifications etc. without charge. We support the DIY surface drive builder, but select our supported customers.
    We want DIY people not cheap copy cats.

    Maybe Gonzo has a different business model. Gentlemen, please turn to Gonzo for advice. We can’t do it as cheap as he:)
     
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    You don't have to hand anything out. The Patent Office has all the drawings and technical specifications.
     
  7. xrudi
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    Parasailing with Levi Drive (DIY)

    Nikitas has put a parasail of his friend behind his Levi Drive (DIY) boat. It worked very well. He believes that he can also waterski with a Levi Drive LD 240-600 (DIY). Videos will be published on www.levidrive-addicts.com.
     
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  9. xrudi
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    Levi Drive ISP hacked

    Yes, this is correct. Somebody hacked our ISP. Suddenly our webpage is not longer present on the web, we can't receive or send e-mails. Absolut nothing.

    Instead you can find "Levi Drive Malaysia" there which is fake site run by my former sales agent for Malaysia. He has strong government connections and is the person who arranged my and my wife's 100 days in prison.

    You can reach "Levi Drives" under my private e- mail address xrudi@hotmail.com till we solved the ISP problem and get our website and e- mail service up again.

    We started also a new forum called www.levidrive-addicts.com. This forum should be the platform for everything about Levi Drive, DIY Levi Dives, Levi diamond Back Propellers etc. We have put up some links to videos about Levi Drives (DIY) for the moment. Enjoy!!

    Best Regards
    Rudi
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  10. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Forget about Levi drives, you should write a novel based on your life. Hollywood pays well for these thigs... ;)
     
  11. xrudi
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    You are not the only one suggesting this. I was invite by some TV shows in Germany but Syria is more interesting now. The book is in the making. It will be called “ 100 days in Najib’s dungeon”.
     
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    The e-mail address rudi@levidrives.com is working again. The webpage is still not up but we are working on it:)
     
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    Our e-mail and webpage are working normally again (after 3 weeks). Thanks for your patience.
    Cheers Rudi
     
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz


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    bertho bertho

    this discussion just remember 20 year ago my best friend was the senior engineer doing demonstration on international court case for failure on some levi drive for harmonic breaking all shafts (just imagine blade hit the water and other one on air,.full speed ,) was on navy boat for some African country...sold by french shipyard.. so ..no one is perfect and have to improve,,,,
    rgds
    bertho
     
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