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08-26-2014 05:59 AM
francium Don't know if you guys abroad can watch it but they had this quality product on a show called Gadget Man on channel 4 last night testing it in one of the indoor snow slopes. Needless to say it didn't go anywhere, quite funny to watch if you can.
08-18-2014 05:59 PM
Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
Not even close.
they should make pontoon boats the same way, then I can go from water to land
08-18-2014 05:58 PM
Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
Not even close.
Jesus!!! Imagine pulling up outside your house in that
08-18-2014 04:43 PM
Originally Posted by Manicmouse View Post
Freaking Star Trek right there folks.

The future.
Not even close.
08-18-2014 04:35 PM
Manicmouse It's absolutely awesome!

Freaking Star Trek right there folks.

The future.

Oh and WTB that quad jet pole thing
08-18-2014 03:59 PM
cookiedog This thing wont work in pow. But it's ok guys. I can give you few solid rocket motors to mount on the sides.

that actually made me thinking...why not ? right?
08-18-2014 03:21 PM
Originally Posted by propulsurf View Post
The main problem with caterpillar tracks is not the rotation of the axle : it is the snow/axle contact. Bunch of energy is lost here : snow is expelled by the axle tracks, so the throttle is decreased and energy is lost. Just look at the print : it's no clear-cut. That's not the case with screw propulsion.

The rotation (of both screws) is outward, no risk at all.
tracks 'print' is messed up because they are actually moving faster than 1mph and the track 'flap' lifts at the end of its motion, tossing snow up. If the screw drive was moving faster or actually accelerating, it would also.

if rotation is outward, at higher speeds it will start throwing snow straight up in the air. My pancake mixer is ideal at speed 1, at speed 10 I am cleaning that junk off the ceiling. , when it starts throwing snow up, it will no longer be moving forward, but digging down. thus sucking up from the bottom even more, rocks and sticks will taste good. very much taking dynamics for granted and thinking all forces will remain static as speed increases, not to mention variable snow.

chalk this up as a fun school project and move on. maybe you can find another application for this out side of sports industry.
08-18-2014 03:17 PM
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
I just took that as an admission that the system is excruciatingly slow. Also, the part about the snow compacting and thus protecting the screws? LOL! If that was true, no snowboard would have ever suffered a core shot.
I was just trying to imagine what it would feel like to slow down from 4 mph.
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
Originally Posted by propulsurf View Post
Yeah great I really wana carry a car battery when i'm snowboarding, as BA said this is a turd.
08-18-2014 03:06 PM
BurtonAvenger For fucks sake you dumb fuck. Obviously you're an engineering student and not a master of business. Hell you probably don't know what ROI is or even how to get CE. Your product is a fucking turd. TURD!!!

Cool you made something, you know what I made today? A giant fucking TURD! It's just like your turd, except rather than put it on display for the world to see I flushed it down the toilet and went on my way. Get the point?

I can hike faster than this thing. Unless I break myself I will keep going, this won't. I am not powered by electrical energy that will deplete. I can skin a splitboard faster than this. I can ride a chairlift faster than this.

WOO HOO you made something now lets all just bow down to you! NO! Just fucking no! FUCK OFF. Better yet take this thing, shove it up your ass and turn it on till it rips your sphincter into bloody flesh chunks.
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