Ping Project Details
- The rear bumper is missing and the chrome front bumper is ugly. We need
marine-looking bumpers (for when the sub isnt sporting its nose and
tail) that wont interfere with the nose and tail mounting.
- Fully functional optical periscope. Slides up and down in larger tube
mounted in conning tower. Handle includes button for "firing"
laser at whatever is being looked at.
- Vertical fin-like structure made of aluminum sheet. At least 3.25"
wide to accommodate periscope.
- Removable lightweight structure mounted to the front of the van.
- Provides the proper profile without (too much) blocking the drivers
- Full width of the van (tapering to blunt point) below the windshield.
- In front of windshield, its simply a vertical sheet so that visibility
- Perhaps a hood-like structure can be built from the van to about a foot
forward of the van to hide the windshield glass kind of like horse
- Frame made of thin aluminum rod or tube.
- Skin made of aluminum sheet or plastic or vinyl or airfoil cloth.
- Removable, lightweight structure mounted to the rear of the van.
- Main structure is 4 or 6 lightweight aluminum poles salvaged from hang
- Each pole mounts to a corner on the back of the van.
- Each pole ends in an aluminum plate on which is mounted the propeller.
- Vertical rudder fins are mounted top and bottom near the back.
- Horizontal diving planes are mounted on the sides near the back.
- Industrial fan in wire cage (for safety).
- Perhaps substitute 12V motor.
- Perhaps outline each blade with EL wire.
- Welded steel tube railing around entire perimeter of roof.
- High enough so people can sit on the roof with their legs dangling down
through the railing.
- Wooden-slat decking mounted to roof, similar to the teak decking found
on WWII-era subs.
- Removable section above sunroof
- Im not sure there is need or space for this.
- Horizontal row of dim green circular lights on each side of van, evocative
- EL wire?
water squirt system - photos
- For squirting water at high pressure/velocity out a number of nozzles
around the van.
- Stream about the size of that from a Super Soaker.
- 5-gallon(?) tank with water, pressurized by an automatic 12V air compressor.
- Main water hose from tank goes to bank of trigger handles on dashboard
- front left and right
- left and right straight to the side
- straight back
- mounted to top of periscope(?)
- Large professional PA system for playing music and submarine sound effects,
- Self-amplified speakers mounted in nose and tail(?)
- Must provide 120VAC for sound system and maybe propeller and sustained
- Secondary batteries?
- platform (redo?)