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Interesting idea for a launch

A lot of people have a kayak with them - imagine bringing this thing with you

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Re: Interesting idea for a launch

Looks like an ambient pressure system, and judging by the amount of air released, it does not have CO2 scrubbers, so this is more like SCUBA with a really oversize drysuit. I like the sculling tail though.
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I'd love something like that!

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Re: Interesting idea for a launch

Okay, I'll admit it...it's too cool. Very nice setup. Think I'd have gone with a relectric motor and prop shaft though. Very nice concept.

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Re: Interesting idea for a launch

Nice! Very inventive he must be an engineer to build something like that


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Re: Interesting idea for a launch

One hell of a good scull boat, although the bubbles might scare the ducks?

Good way to "keep your powder dry", however.

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Re: Interesting idea for a launch

A better means of propulsion could be a closed container of carbide. inject some water along with the exhaust air. timed pizeo spark ignition , Gases turn the turbine connected to big pitch prop.
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Re: Interesting idea for a launch

Impressive!
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