It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Pedal-powered submarine to go on the market

page: 1
2

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 05:36 PM
link   


A pedal-powered submarine capable of diving up to 30 metres has been developed by a Russian company







The craft can be powered by two people with no specialist training and moves at about walking pace




The sub was developed by Russian company called Marine Innovative Technologies Ltd (MIT) and is expected to cost £50,000 pounds although prices could drop to around £15,000 for bulk buyers


how cool is this?! Imagine taking the sub out on a Sunday afternoon for a dive in your nearest lake with your friends or your Wife!




At 11ft long and 6ft 6in wide it is possible to transport the craft on the back of a car trailer. MIT will also offer a model with a low-power electric drive unit as well


Im guessing whoever has the $$$ to stock a few of these babies could make a lot of money!!

www.telegraph.co.uk...




posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 05:46 PM
link   
Can you imagine how many air bottles are needed for the peddling,thank god its price range is far beyond what the lowlifes hanging around French ports can muster for sneaking across the channel to merry old England,saying that what about drug smugglers?.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 05:50 PM
link   
reply to post by snipermeister
 


yeh, good point about the smugglers!! i never thought of that. Drug lords will be queing up to buy these!!

heres more info -





With two adults on the pedal system, the UV is capable of reaching a speed of 5 knots when at a depth of 30m


www.ecofriend.org...



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 06:26 PM
link   
Talk about freedom! This is sweet!

Imagine the new set of internet pics we are gonna be seeing!



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 06:38 PM
link   
I am guessing that the interior is not pressurized and you still have to wear your scuba breather inside. Strictly a toy for rich people with more money than sense.
Not enough range, depth, or payload for drug smugglers.

[edit on 1-2-2010 by groingrinder]

[edit on 1-2-2010 by groingrinder]



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 06:45 PM
link   
Druglords have the money to buy a REAL submarine

They will not be fooled by toys.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 06:54 PM
link   

Originally posted by grantbeed
reply to post by snipermeister
 



Judging by the feet and legs of the person behind and to the right of the vessel, it looks to be a tad wider than 6'6". I'm guessing more in the neighborhood of 10-11.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 02:31 AM
link   
reply to post by abecedarian
 


i agree, unless that guy is a midget, is does seem to be way larger than is stated in the story.

Maybe this display model is made larger, who knows.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 03:57 AM
link   
reply to post by grantbeed
 


i'm pretty sure that's a picture of a man but if you look towards the back right you can see legs of a man and he would make it appear around the correct Specs as listed.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 05:17 AM
link   
reply to post by groingrinder
 
Explanation: You wouldn't have posted that if you had read the Source article supplied in the OP! :shk:


Quoted from Source "Scientists at MIT say that no one has previously built an enclosed, pedal-powered submarine for tourists because they could not generate the required power." [NOTE bold is my edit for emphasis!]

And as far as cost well.... [Again quoted from Source] "The sub was developed by Russian company called Marine Innovative Technologies Ltd (MIT) and is expected to cost £50,000 pounds although prices could drop to around £15,000 for bulk buyers."

Personal Disclosure: I'd love to see the blueprints and see what whacky Hot Rod Sub conversions I could come up with. That you could wear scuba gear or just slap down some compressed oxy/air tanks and prolong your stay under water was a valuable idea and I thank you for that!



new topics

top topics



 
2

log in

join