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Old 06-15-2022, 10:55 PM   #1
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Chinese limb mounted dive propulsion units

The mind boggles, I just chanced across these gadgets today.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/144473144962
Wearable portable Electric Underwater Scooter Dual Propeller Water Sports Equipment Diving Scuba snorkeling Water Sea Scooter
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Size: L232mmxW110mmxH118mm
Weight: 1.2Kg
Mode: Low speed mode; High speed mode
Motor power: 220W
Depth of work: 8m (Ultimate depth)
Battery capacity: 100Wh
Charging time: 6h
Voltage: 10.8V
Charging temperature: 4.5*C~40*C
Charging interface: Special balance interface
Receiver frequency: 433MHz

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Size: L100mmxW40mmxH25mm
Weight: 65g
Transmitting frequency: 433MHz
Transmitting power: 15dBm

Battery: CR2477x1orx2
Working voltage: 2V~3.5V
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Old 06-15-2022, 10:58 PM   #2
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Re: Chinese limb mounted dive propulsion units

And the "diver" was never seen again.
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Old 06-15-2022, 11:50 PM   #3
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Re: Chinese limb mounted dive propulsion units

That's a good one Pete!
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:32 AM   #4
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Re: Chinese limb mounted dive propulsion units

i LOVE IT!
AND FOR ONLY;

"AU $999.99
or 4 payments of AU $250.00 with Afterpay"

Ya think I could mount it to my spear gun, and just kinda aim it and run down the fish and shoot when within range?
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Old 06-17-2022, 03:46 PM   #5
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Re: Chinese limb mounted dive propulsion units

You had me at "Chinese." That's when I just knew it had to be a quality product that was light years ahead of anything the West could ever conceive of or produce. The flawless and articulate English in the ad copy sealed the deal. I will order several sets within the next couple of centuries or so.
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Old 06-17-2022, 04:08 PM   #6
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And the "diver" was never seen again.
Does the Husky dog sled come with? I should hope so. How else will your dead body be taken back home after succumbing to hypothermia due to your short wetsuit under the ice? Maybe your stiff body can be positioned such that these limb mounted fans enhance the ride back for the dogs to your family/grave?
I wonder who the Chinese are outsourcing their graphics projects to. Eskimos?
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Old 06-17-2022, 06:24 PM   #7
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Does the Husky dog sled come with? I should hope so. How else will your dead body be taken back home after succumbing to hypothermia due to your short wetsuit under the ice? Maybe your stiff body can be positioned such that these limb mounted fans enhance the ride back for the dogs to your family/grave?
I wonder who the Chinese are outsourcing their graphics projects to. Eskimos?
I guess as much thought went into the advert copy as went into the actual units. They were both assigned to people who knew nothing about diving or even swimming. These drive pods will have some negative buoyancy and a lot of drag if the units run out of juice or the drive fails when on a dive. Fast ditching looks unlikely. Even as a pool toy they are going to be cumbersome. Four units work out at 4 grand as the sale price is for a single drive unit. As a "bonus" all units can respond to a single hand controller.

When I first saw them I thought of the characters in comic books who were using jet units strapped to each leg for flying, maybe that is where the inspiration came from. I have seen similar gadgets proposed for tank mounting, but never strapped to the user's body. Body being the operative word!
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