Update on the Gibbs Amphibious Car

A

Arthur Skuja

Guest
Gibbs is still working on refining the performance of the new car. It has 3
abreast seating and currently it can do 35 mph on the water and 100 mph on
land!

Attached is a link for some more info:
www.cdicorp.com/pdf/December2001_Team_CDI.pdf

Hope they succeed.

Arthur Skuja
Red 62 (White Fins)
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
 
H

Hans Rosloot

Guest
Hello Arthur,

It says in a CAI report that on 11-jan-02, Arthur Skuja reported:

> Gibbs is still working on refining the performance of the new car. It has
> 3 abreast seating and currently it can do 35 mph on the water and 100 mph
> on land!

I have news from Gibbs tech 5 min ago.

"We expect to launch the vehicle late 2002/early 2003, all being well.

I'm loading the pdf file now. ;-)


--
Groetjes/greetings,

Hans

All the amphibious vehicles of the world. -- work in progress :)
#http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net#
 
D

David Chapman

Guest
Re: Re: Update on the Gibbs Amphibious Car

Interesting, it says

"working... to improve the hydrodynamic design of the water jet propulsion
system"

and

"the vehicle water jet design constraints will make this project exciting and
challenging"

That sounds to me like marketing speak for "it don't work !" I spoke to Rene
about this last year, he has done a lot of calculations about the power and
efficiency of water jet propulsion systems, it would need something very special
to drive such a heavy vehicle through the water at 35mph as shown in the
pictures. I hope they can make it happen ! They are based less than 50 miles
from here. I have tried to contact them a few times, even offered to call by
with Amphicar, but they don't want to talk !

David Chapman
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
mike_israel Forum Software Update General Amphicar Discussion 1
mike_israel Celina Update from IAOC General Amphicar Discussion 1
mike_israel Celine Update #12 from IAOC General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel Celina Swim-In Update General Amphicar Discussion 1
mike_israel Amphicar Forum - System Update Underway General Amphicar Discussion 1
E MICHIGAN SWIM-IN UPDATE General Amphicar Discussion 0
Cameron in UK Jim Nichols "death car" update. General Amphicar Discussion 5
mike_israel Update Your Profiles General Amphicar Discussion 0
S Update/correction to Lake Dora Swim-In Info General Amphicar Discussion 0
Ed Price Update On Celina Water Problems General Amphicar Discussion 3
S Lake Dora Update from Peter Fredsall General Amphicar Discussion 4
mike_israel Outage Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
R 2009 Evansville Indiana Swim In Update General Amphicar Discussion 2
S Lake Dora Update General Amphicar Discussion 1
S RE: Lake Dora UPDATE General Amphicar Discussion 6
CapnJohn Update from Cap'n John General Amphicar Discussion 2
mike_israel Happy New Year & Forum Update General Amphicar Discussion 1
J Cheap Gas Update~ by Zip Code ( Really Works ) General Amphicar Discussion 1
R Brake Question Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
S Speedometer Cable - Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
W fuel pump update General Amphicar Discussion 3
G door seal update General Amphicar Discussion 5
W running problem update General Amphicar Discussion 2
R Celina Update General Amphicar Discussion 1
D Sabula update General Amphicar Discussion 3
A San Diego Swim-in URGENT UPDATE!!! General Amphicar Discussion 0
A Call for Celina Pics & NPR Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
A Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
N Gord Souter Update General Amphicar Discussion 3
A amphicar.com siet problem update... General Amphicar Discussion 0
M List Move Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
M Update on Potential New Home for Amphicar List/Digest General Amphicar Discussion 0
D Amphi truck from cuba update General Amphicar Discussion 6
M Steve Behnke update General Amphicar Discussion 4
R Seattle Show Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
M Celina Lake Festival Update Link General Amphicar Discussion 0
E Puddingstone Swim-In update General Amphicar Discussion 0
N Mount Dora Update: General Amphicar Discussion 2
P Amphicar Nightmare Update / Clutch Problem in First Gear General Amphicar Discussion 2
D Tranny Update...So Far So Good! General Amphicar Discussion 0
D Tranny Update General Amphicar Discussion 5
D Cables Fifth annual swim in update General Amphicar Discussion 0
D Amphi Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
K Holland Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
M Carb Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
D web page update- Amphi Stretch- Another engine swap General Amphicar Discussion 0
P Insurance update General Amphicar Discussion 1
A AYA update & Celina General Amphicar Discussion 1
D Amphicar Update General Amphicar Discussion 3
D Swim In Update General Amphicar Discussion 0
Similar threads


















































Top