Rendering of the Aqua Glider
Styrofoam Mold with Motor
The Aqua Glider has been fully built and tested and performed better than the team expected. It had no major leaks and was easily manouverable in the pool at Calvin College.
The Team on Testing Day
The Team with their Adviser Professor Tubergen
Final Aqua Glider Back Plate Design
The team has welded the steel frame together and has fully wired all components. The team has also purchased all necessary mounting equipment for both the batteries and the controls. The waterproofing techniques for the back hatch have also been fully tested.
Motor Mounting System
Charging Port Waterproofing Test
Back Plate Waterproofing Test
The team has received the laser cut steel for the frame and has finished the styrofoam molds using the CNC machine. The team has also acquired two 55 lb-thrust Motorguide Motors. Fabrication of the frame and fiberglassing the shell will begin in the next week.
Motorguide Motor with Wiring for Controls
This week, team 26 received their 2 free batteries and began practicing laying fiberglass on a styrofoam mold. This test fiberglass part will be used to test waterproofing, strength, and rigidity.
2 MK POWERED 18AH Batteries