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Amsoil Trip

The entire group enjoyed Amsoil the most because of the details the company used such as high flashpoint tanks, safety measures, complex lab to make the oil, and the processing and containment of the oil. The packaging of the oil was very interesting.

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Steering System

We recently added an aluminum steering system because we do not want major steel parts to be used on the body.  It consists of a sliding pivot system with an aluminum bar connected to the shaft of the motor.  The motor head was cut off and placed where we can easily reach it.  The steering […]

The final look on the cut we made.

Trying to Bend a Nose Cone

Team Aqua Ω came up with a new idea in making a sturdy nose cone involving bending the aluminum pontoon in a certain area to meet together to a cone shape.  However we did not realize how hard and stiff the aluminum was gauged and ended up not working to our advantage.  We continue to […]

The sheet was big enough to cover the semi-circle, but cannot be pointed very far.

Trouble Shooting the Nose Cone

Currently team Aqua Ω has been trying to trouble shoot an idea for the front tip of our boat.  We have ideas such as using a sheet of metal to make it or even possibly using fiber glass to make a hard cone on front.  This has been the hardest part of making the boat […]

Students look at a canoe to see possible ideas

Boat Field Trip

Engineer students along with Team Aqua Ω  go to a local canoe and boat supplier to ask questions on how we can use ideas from professional boat builders.  We learned any new terms such as rocker and how to make things more dynamic. The presetnations helped with many students design problems and helped get new […]