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aguila design: 'breaking' marine vehicle
belgian designer jan gielens of spain-based aguila design has developed 'breaking', a water vehicle which responds to both economic demands and new technological advances in the area of water sports. 'breaking' is known for its manoeuvrability, having the ability to take full turns at high speeds, and can stop quickly and suddenly without overshooting, jerking, rolling, reeling over or capsizing.
the manipulation of gravity used within the structure of the vehicle allows for a hydrodynamic effect on the keel (the 'fin' below the marine craft), aerodynamic forces affecting the profile of the wing and the propulsion of the movable air propeller on the dynamic centre, which has a favorable influence on the energy consumption of the propulsion motor.
'it concerns a physical electro-magnetic gravity that shows an electronic behaviour and a dynamic patron in an interaction between and in space and matter of stability and motion. to mobilize these powers and to form them in their will to a dynamic stability in a creation of marine vehicles.' - jan gielens
the body of 'breaking' consists of an aerodynamically designed wing conceived in a way which allows it to skim / sit on rather than in the water, avoiding the 'beating on the waves' characteristic which is typical of racing boats. the fin's shape has been calculated and designed so resistance in the water is reduced to a minimum when the craft is in motion. when the craft accelerates, the fin is subject to water pressure. this results in the front end of the vehicle being lifted out of the water. with further acceleration, the rear is also lifted off the water.
propulsion is obtained by use of a hirth 307 motor designed and tested for the light aircraft industry. it is equipped with a specially designed propeller which is 80 cm. the pressure of the propeller is directed towards the natural centre of the aircraft, which allows for correct steering. all forces that have an impact on the vehicle are concentrated at a spot, which is situated very low. the characteristic feature of the propeller's angle is the fact that the pressure lines intersect, and that the position of this intersection can be varied while the vehicle is in motion. because of the design and special configuration of the propulsion, energy consumption is considerably reduced, the vehicle can be steered with great precision, stopped very quickly and is subject to very little resistance when in movement. steering is done by orienting the propeller and differentiating the number of revolutions.
when turning, centrifugal forces have no impact on the craft, since the natural centre is continuously kept under control. there is only a slight inclination of the wing tips and steering is precise even under turning conditions. with a small turning circle, the water craft is able to turn on its own axis.
'breaking' is also equipped with standard navigation instruments. this includes a vehicle and a motor speed display, a tank-level display, magnetic compass with compensation map and two directional search lights.