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Molnárka - Universal rescue boat

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Molnárka - universal rescue boat for Lake Balaton. Bosch design award winner project. Molnarka is an engined boat capable for lifting its hull about 13 ft above water, at any point on still water surface. The concept was to design a rescue base that can be optionally placed for sighting, so the rescue procedure can be immediately initiated from water, after notice of emergency. In case of water accidents, it’s very important that the rescue procedure takes effect as fast as possible. The patrolling rescuer may ascend above water surface, so it’s easier to notice the swimmer in trouble, and the rescue may begin immediately. The inner space of the hull lets the rescuer see the whole horizon, while the independent control of the two motors lets the boat move fast and dynamically. During the rescue procedure the boat descends to the water surface allowing the rescuer to pull out the swimmer. These factors lead to such timesaving that unambiguously improves the chances of a successful rescue and may decide on life or death. The boat can be manufactured cost effectively (~$2000)
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  • Molnárka is an engined boat capable for lifting its body almost 4 meters above water, at any point on still water surface. The development of the concept was based on a university tender aiming to design a rescue base that can be optionally placed for sighting, so the rescue procedure can be immediately initiated from water, after notice of emergency.
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    The multifunctional lifeboat task is to provide the coastal rescue operations mainly in fresh water in such a way that the crew can choose the observation post anywhere on the open-water. By the help of its legs, the boat can lift itself and its crew up to 4 meters above the water level anywhere.The life-saver can begin the rescue of the uncovered person with the same vehicle. To get in the observation position it uses 3 winches. In this way we’ll have a cheap, lightweight and simple construction.
  • Steering
     
    There are no rudder on the boat. In fact of the big distance between the steerling wheel and the motors it would be very difficult and expensive to steer on the classic way with bowdens, but we can make use of the rev differences of the motors to navigate the boat. And for that big distance we have a great  leverage.
  • Structure
     
    The structure of the feet is designed similar to the bicylcle frame. Because this way the main loads cause compressive stresses.
  • left to right: Becker László (chief engineer of Budapest), Alberto Vasquez (team Igendesign), Pongrácz Bálint (IAESTE main organizer), Urbin Ágnes (team Igendesign) ,Dr. Sven Ost (Technical Managing Director of Robert Bosch Electronics Inc.), Lőrincz Dániel (team Igendesign), Dr. Szabó Gábor (Chairman of Hungarian Association for Innovation)
  • Credits:
     
    Design Consultant: Daniel Ruppert
     
    Modelling Support: RC Panda
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