Glad to see you guys are still at it. They blocked all forums at work and by the time I get home, I want nothing to do with the computer. I'll keep coming around. I still have hope though that has cooled quite a bit. Still here though.
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I'm afraid in this day and age if it doesn't have batteries it won't sell. The mechanism sounds interesting but maybe heavy. Maybe a little foam to counter the weight?Pretty funny, 'smell of napalm in the morning'?
OK this is a totally off the wall thread,, amm anyone want to see the patent on scuba fins I have given up on?
I mean, it's interesting, but only half developed. It so dang much work to do each prototype, I just don't want to do it.
It IS different, wanna see it? For sh..ts and giggles? I'm just checking first.
Here is the tickler... it IS a mouth full. (And maybe no thread is appropriate for this topic on this entire forum.)
TitleBLADE FOR A SWIM FIN WITH INTERNAL MECHANISUM USED TO ACTUATE BENDING OF A FOIL BLADE.
AbstractA blade assembly for each of a bi-peddle swim fin pair where each fin contains one of several internal mechanical means to force each blade into a hydro foil profile resulting from an automatic reaction to forces encountered during a kick stroke. The profile of the foils reshapes to a reverse profile in the opposite stroke, and flattens out as forces reach a zero or neutral force between strokes. The mechanism requires two axles and holds the foil at an optimal position relative to the fin boot. Pressure in reaction to the relative flow of water are the only forces required to enact the shaping of the blade. Several different means of shaping are presented as well as optional features for the blade and support structure.
The project name for my fins, I call that 'Pretty Fins'. There are actually a number of interesting human powered devices out there. Even some that pedal.I'm afraid in this day and age if it doesn't have batteries it won't sell. The mechanism sounds interesting but maybe heavy. Maybe a little foam to counter the weight?