Personal submarine set to launchStaff writer ▼ |
Dive, dive! The all-electric craft
The inventor of a new personal submarine set to launch is hoping to create a new niche market for would-be adventurers who have no professional training in underwater navigation.
The all-electric craft was designed to be easily used from a yacht or the shore by anyone who has undergone minimal instruction. It features power and on board monitoring and management systems, uses vertical thrust instead of a ballast and drop-weight system to dive, and automatically floats to the surface when its propulsion system is disengaged.
The Dragon is an evolution of DeepFlight’s earlier Super Falcon craft, itself a development of the vehicle Hawke built to enable the late Steve Fossett to travel to the deepest point in the ocean, the Mariana Trench. ■
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