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    Hi all,
    You all must have forgotten my post regarding making a racing boat in may.I want to tell all of you that the boat i was making is finally complete.I was making for boat race competition.I also want to tell you that i have won the competition by a cleen sweep.Me and the runners up had a distance of 7 meters when i completed the race.I had won all my 8 races in order to come first in the tournament held at Modern School,Barakhamba Road,New Delhi.

    I had talked about all kinds small to be used in boat but now i realise that was of no use.I haven't used and motor(directly) instead i used 12v air pumps available in the market.You'll find them in car ACs.These are really powerfull.They suck in water & release it at a very high speed.Each pump has a motor of about 1000 rpm.It can throw 500ml of water in 6seconds.Each pump costs around Rs250.

    The ciruit that i used is really staight forward.I connected each pump with a switch & battery in series circuit.The battery is common for both the pumps.Its a 12v 7A battery.When the boat has to move forward i press both the switches.The boat turns left when right pump is on & visa versa.

    More you can find about the boat after seeing the photos.If you liked my projects please write comments about the boat.

    The photos:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41197793@N07/?saved=1
    Redefine it your way!!!!

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    Good work Akshay!!!

    Nice to see some true resourcefulness!!!

    Good luck!
    docel
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    Thank You!!!
    Redefine it your way!!!!

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    Congrats dude , Nice to see your efforts . Hope u carry on with such endeavors.
    Vikas Patial

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    Excellent work.
    Nice things to learn from your project :-)

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    Nice job!!! Minimal resources good design... Awesome job!


    Rao

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    Sorry to dig this up, but what are the air pumps? Did you take them out of something?

    You know, this reminds me so much of my college days--And i had taken part in a similar competition.

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