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Testing the final prototype

As you know, we’ve been testing Ziphius, and on our last post we said we would have new photos and info about the final prototype. Here you have it.

We’ve made some changes regarding size and form. The major visible differences are:

  • Easily replaceable motors;
  • Protection in the turbines for children safety;
  • Right turned and left turned propellers, for more stable behaviors;
  • Easiler way to detach Ziphius skin from the rest of the body;

These are the type of tests we’ve been doing:

  • Test of the new attach of the EPP

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  • Speed

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  • Image captures

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  • Maneuverability – to see how easy is to make it swim straight

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We’ve also been busy making the DIY edition ready for you. We’ve ordered the components. Once we have these components, we will then test them and see if everything’s okay before we start sending them.

Keep tuned!

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Ups and downs

Remember our cemetery for broken equipment? Well, we widened the theme, and now we are adding failed attempts too.

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This was the first attempt we did to adapt the prototype to the steel molds. Sadly, it presented some weaknesses that we wanted to correct. Most of them were details, such as the best way to mount and replace the turbines and propellers, but others were more crucial for the assembly of the Ziphius, such as to ensure that at the assembly line we could mount all the electronics. Well, gotta try a few times before succeeding, right?

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In other news, we’ve tested the new turbines and propellers and we are very satisfied with their performance.

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Testing makes perfect

Howdy dear readers,

After a lot of testing, we are proud to present to you our exquisite turbines and propellers. Take a look. This is the final prototype.

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We are demanding when it comes to anything related to Ziphius and water. Ziphius deserves the best!

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Did you know?

In the last 4 months, we’ve tested 6 models of turbines and 5 different propellers. This means 22 turbines and 15 propellers! Just to make it possible for Ziphius™ to cruise at 5.4 knots. 🙂

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