Amphibious Touring Bus !!
An amphibious vehicle (or simply amphibian), is a vehicle that is a means
of transport, viable on land as well as on (or under) water. Amphibious
vehicles include amphibious bicycles, ATVs, cars, buses, trucks, military
vehicles, and hovercraft.
Classic landing craft are not amphibious vehicles as they don't offer any
real land transportation at all, although they are part of amphibious
assault. Ground effect vehicles, such as Ekranoplans, will likely crash on
any but the flattest of landmasses so are also not considered to be
General technical notes:
Apart from the distinction in sizes mentioned above, two main categories of
amphibious vehicle are immediately apparent: those that travel on an
air-cushion (Hovercraft) and those that don't. Amongst the latter, many
designs were prompted by the desire to expand the off-road capabilities of
land-vehicles to an "all-terrain" ability, in some cases not only focused
on creating a transport that will work on land and water, but also on
intermediates like ice, snow, mud, marsh, swamp etc. This explains why many
designs use tracks in addition to or instead of wheels, and in some cases
even resort to articulated body configurations or other unconventional
designs such as screw-propelled vehicles which use auger-like barrels which
propel a vehicle through muddy terrain with a twisting motion.,
Most land vehicles -- even lightly armoured ones -- can be made amphibious
simply by providing them with a waterproof hull and perhaps a propeller.
This is possible as a vehicle's displacement is usually greater than its
weight, and thus will float. Heavily armoured vehicles however sometimes
have a density greater than water (their weight in kilograms exceeds their
volume in litres), and will need additional buoyancy measures. These can
take the form of inflatable floatation devices, much like the sides of a
rubber dinghy, or a waterproof fabric skirt raised from the top perimeter
of the vehicle.
For propulsion in or on the water some vehicles simply make do by spinning
their wheels or tracks, while others can power their way forward more
effectively using (additional) screw propeller(s) or water jet(s). Most
amphibians will work only as a displacement hull when in the water -- only
a small number of designs have the capability to raise out of the water
when speed is gained, to achieve high velocity hydroplaning, skimming over
the water surface like speedboats.
Some of the earliest known amphibious vehicles were amphibious carriages,
the invention of which is credited to the notorious Neapolitan Prince
Raimondo di Sangro of Sansevero (1750) or Sir Samuel Bentham (1781).
The first known self-propelled amphibious vehicle, a steam-powered wheeled
dredging barge, named the Orukter Amphibolos, was conceived and built by
United States inventor Oliver Evans in 1805, although it is disputed to
have successfully travelled over land or water under its own steam.
Gail Borden, better known for condensed milk, designed and tested a sail
powered wagon in 1849. On testing it reportedly tipped over 50 feet from
shore, from an apparent lack of ballast to counteract the force of the wind
in the sail.
In the 1870s, logging companies in eastern Canada and the northern United
States developed an steam-powered amphibious tug called an "Alligator"
which could cross between lakes and rivers. The most successful Alligator
tugs were produced by the firm of West and Peachey in Simcoe, Ontario.
Until the late 1920s the efforts to unify a boat and an automobile mostly
came down to simply putting wheels and axles on a boat hull, or getting a
rolling chassis to float by blending a boat-like hull with the car's frame.
One of the first reasonably well documented cases was the 1905 amphibious
petrol-powered carriage of T. Richmond (Jessup, Iowa, USA). Just like the
world's first petrol-powered automobile (1885, Carl Benz) it was a
three-wheeler. The single front wheel provided direction, both on land and
in the water. A three-cylinder petrol combustion-engine powered the
oversized rear wheels. In order to get the wheels to provide propulsion in
the water, fins or buckets would be attached to the rear wheel spokes.
Remarkably the boat-like hull was one of the first integral bodies ever
used on a car.
Recently, Gibbs Amphibians has developed a new type of amphibian, one
capable of high speeds on both land and water. The vehicles use a patented
hydraulic system to raise the wheels into the wheel wells, allowing the
vehicles to plane on water. The vehicles can transition between land and
water modes in about five seconds. The first Gibbs fast amphibian is the
Quadski, introduced in October 2012. It went on sale in January 2013.
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Extreme AMPHIBIOUS Russian offroad vehicle: Aton-Impulse VIKING-2992
4x4xAMPHIBIOUS, VIKING combines the best of extreme off-road with internal
floatation and water-jet powered amphibious capability.
The ATON IMPULSE VIKING-2992 is a unique special purpose vehicle, ideal for
heavy industry, exploration, arctic use, flood-relief, NGOs, rescue and
emergency services. VIKING is the only amphibious off-road vehicle in the
world to have passed through certification to meet UN/ECE regulations for
unrestricted ON-ROAD USE.
VIKING's world-leading amphibious capabilities are based around its
purpose-designed flotation construction, centrally mounted engine and
powerful water-jet propulsion enable it to ford open water at speeds of up
to 15 km/h. The vehicle's wheels may be optionally engaged while in
amphibious mode, providing unique ability to cope with shallow water and to
transit the challenging littoral zone, where other vehicles commonly become
stuck in soft mud.
Off-road, VIKING is overwhelmingly superior to comparable amphibians, with
cross-country ability akin to tracked vehicles. High maneuverability,
turn-over resistance and endurance provide safety and comfort in remote or
With a curb weight of only 1.46 tonnes, riding on giant 1300x600x533 tires,
VIKING's exceptionally low ground pressure enables it to "float" on soft
snow surfaces and avoids damage to sensitive environments. VIKING has
independent pneumatic front and rear wheel suspension with adjustable
clearance and a tire air-pressure adjustment system operable from the cab
while driving the vehicle.
VIKING's is designed for security and endurance rather than high speed,
which in any case is hazardous on rough terrain. Top speed on-road is 50
mph at 16.8 mpg; off-road at 11.8 mpg, currently limited by the tires (cost
$700 each) speed rating. ATON IMPULSE is bringing out new, higher-speed
rated, custom tires, as well as bullet proof tires. More powerful engine
models will be fitted in future models.
The VIKING-2992 will for the first time be available for international
purchase in late 2012.
For more information check out ATON IMPULSE at http://www.atonimpulse.com
Music: Madelin Zero // Gotta Know // Lance Jordan REMIX
Hydratrek 6x6 Amphibious Vehicle
Thanks to Hydratrek Inc., 6x6world.com recently had an opportunity to test
out their Hydratrek XT66 6x6 amphibious ATV / UTV. This six wheeler with
tracks is hydraulically driven and powered by a 44HP tubro charged Kubota
diesel motor and has dual propellers for water speeds up to 5 knots. Low
ground pressure combined with amphibious capabilities allows the XT66 to go
just about wherever it wants. For more information on their vehicles check
them out on the web at hydratrek.com
Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Import vs Harley - Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride 5.83et @ 232mph
Dragbike Live was on location at the Manufacturers Cup Finals held November
12-14 2010 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Georgia when Top Fuel Nitro
motorcycle legendary drag racer Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride against V-Twin
Top Fuel Harley rider Tommy Grimes aboard the Ray Price Top Fuel Nitro
entry met in the final round. Mcbride ran an incredible 5.830 elapsed time
at 232.75 miles per hour for the win! This was a historic final
round,marking the first time a V-Twin Top Fuel Nitro burner would face off
against an import Top Fuel Nitro Methane injected drag bike.
1800cc Snowmobile Drag Racing Part 1
Snowmobiling Drag Race on frozen Lake Superior. This is an 1800cc
snowmobile designed specifically to drag race. The engine is made by PSI.
This particular race is an ice drag at Munising Bay, right out on Lake
Superior. Originally the snowmobile was an Arctic Cat but is heavily
modified. Munising tends to get tons of snow and the area is great for
snowmobiling. Snowmobiling in Michigan!
INSANE DRAG RACING CRASHES AND WHEELSTANDS
Taken from Carnage Fest 2 DVD, Check out http://www.urbanhillbilly.com for
the best in Heads Up Drag Racing video and DVDs. Urban Hillbilly Action
Videos Drag racing, wheelstand, crash, and saves. Pro Mod, Outlaw 10.5 Drag
The Basic Parts of an Automatic Transmission (Part 1)
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This is part one of my front wheel drive (FWD) automatic transmission
dissection video. In this video I cover the operation of clutches, bands,
accumulators, clutch drums, the oil pump, the valve body, valves, check
balls, seals and 'o' rings, as well as the construction and function of
many of the internal hard parts of an automatic transmission. To be honest
a rear wheel drive transmission isn't much different as many of the basic
components are the same. I guess what I'm saying is that you could use the
information in this video to have a basic understanding of a rear wheel
drive automatic transmission also. It is just a basic overview of the main
components. I don't get into theory and operation so much. Just the
general operation and identification of the parts. I may make more videos
on this topic based on the comments I get so feel free to ask questions and
perhaps I'll answer them in a future video on this topic. There will also
be a separate video on the parts and operation of the torque converter as
well. When that is posted I'll post links below to that video.
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qf6O0oAs7U
Torque converter dissection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U_d_tBn-HQ
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550HP Turbo Snowmobile Sets World Record 163 MPH in 1000ft
2009/01/31 Simon's CPR sets a new world record of 163.6 MPH with a CPR turbocharged Yamaha Apex during an
sanctioned NSSR 1000' speed run in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Race weight = 700# (Driver + Sled)
Class = Four Stroke Pro Stock
For more info on the records see http://www.racenssr.com
2010/01/16: 100K Views
Two Stroke Perfection RAW! (No Music)
Make sure to watch in HD and turn the volume up!
This is a compilation of amazing sounding two strokes. No music, just fast
riding. Enjoy that amazing sound, again! Subscribe for more videos like
Want to see more of these bikes? Go watch the original videos on the
original owners channel and subscribe to them! Below is a list of links to
each bike video in order of appearance.
KTM 250 and CR250 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUjczC0BUgU
The Best Burnout EVER!!!!
$300.00 special catching HELL!!! At the 2011 Burnout party!!!
This vehicle was bought to finish the show with a bang!! This was done in
front of the house on a PRIVATE road and IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE A BURNOUT
DON'T CLICK THIS LINK!!! And don't ask WHY?? If you want to see pics of the
road after the burnout go to my channel click on website!!!
Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that
only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on
official racing events.
This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing
events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more
money than driving skills...
(Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.)
Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10
with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up,
don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video.
The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with
Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is
preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from
Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre"
is incorrect spelling.