Methodology - Methodology The concept for the inflatable...

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Methodology The concept for the inflatable hippo was quite simple to achieve. We realized that going under water below the surface and trying to obtain some type of propulsion would be extremely difficult and expensive. We would need more materials, time, and money to accomplish this goal. Therefore we decided to travel above the water on a flotation device. We would then use a fan to propel the flotation device towards our destination. We wanted to use a lightweight object that was quick to assemble and could sustain tough impacts from other boats and the concrete wall of the fountain. With this in mind, we decided to use an inflatable hippo as the base hull for the vessel. To hold the fan in place we added a wooden board to the center of the inflatable and attached an outpost wood to create some drag in order to change direction for the boat. The boat needs to go left at a given distance, so the adjustable drag rigger would benefit us greatly in various trials to achieve the perfect arch. When calculating the average speed, we took various
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