Capstone project

Human powered hydrofoil

The world we live in today is riddled with polluting vehicles on both the land and water. We set out as a California Maritime Academy Mechanical Engineering Design Team to do our part for the environment by designing a craft that will easily propel a person through the water. With our goal in mind, we decided to make an efficient deign that was based around the concept of using a hydrofoil to allow the user to glide across the water. · With this wing design, we can use a power source of human propulsion through the use of a bike chain set up. Building the craft as light as possible (and as cheap as possible) we were able to create an efficient hydrodynamic machine that is user ergonomic and provides an alternative for clean water transportation.