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Old 12-13-2017, 04:55 PM
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Default We got it to float!

So we finally finished the prototype and got out to the lake. Also, we had to make sure the patent paperwork was submitted prior to showing this to the public and it is in and accepted so I can post the video.

Keep in mind that this is just the prototype and still needs a lot of improvement and some changes to make it better.

Let me know what you guys think!

Here is the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/oxkDGuU0tTc

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Old 12-13-2017, 06:28 PM
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It floats but moves slow, so it's about what I expected. I wouldn't have any use for it but someone will. Good luck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxkD...ature=youtu.be
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:15 PM
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That is probably the best system I've seen for converting an ATV to an amphibious vehicle. The only change I would add is if someone makes a plastic angle iron, to add them where the horizontal nylon straps are on the air bags. Might give you more speed in the water but a little less portability.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:17 PM
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What happens if you get a leak?
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:19 PM
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You guys are correct, it is slow and there are concerns with leaks. We thought that if we would have it manufactured by a real inflatable company and not some engineering students, we would have made the inflatable itself in the shape of a paddle and it would have compartments in it so if it did get punctured, you would be okay. Also, this material is the same stuff they build white water rafts out of so it can take a beating. We are also looking at an auto-inflate/deflate option so if you are going in and out of water a lot you could just leave them on and flip a switch.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:28 PM
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Sounds and looks pretty cool. I know people have said it and its a bit picky but maybe try brainstorming ways to allow it to go faster.

Keep updating
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