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This 1.7M 2,700Hp Corvette Carbon Fiber Powerboat Is Killer On The Water!

 

Custom boat features leather seats, Apple TV, a wifi hotspot

 

 

 

” The ZR 48 Corvette Boat is not your average white sail boat you would see tied down at the Harbor instead it is a striking black bullet that flies on the water with magnificent ease! It is no surprise this luxury boat would cost 1.7M dollars because it is not only strikingly beautiful on the water it’s power is incredible! The Carbon Fiber Powerboat puts out a whopping 2700Hp and sounds amazing on the water! click the video below to watch this black beauty on the water! “

 

 

 

” And that’s just the beginning of the ZR48’s features. It also has an ice cold 24,000 BTU air conditioning system to keep passengers cool on hot summer days, an Apple TV, and even has its own Wi-Fi network. Sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, awesomeness doesn’t come cheap: the ZR48 is listed for $1,700,000. But, at least it includes the trailer for that price.”

 

 

 

 

” The Corvette inspired cockpit is truly one of a kind.  The custom dash has fully function gauges, a custom ZR1 steering wheel and shifter. The custom shifter throttles both engines and controls drive trim. The interior is ultra leather and suede, with six air conditioned seats. The driver and throttle man’s carbon fiber seats are power sliding with footrests.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Legendary Speed , Corvette Online and the Carbon Fiber Journal for the info and pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New 3D Printer By MarkForged Can Print With Carbon Fiber

 

 

 

” Gregory Mark co-owns Aeromotions, which builds computer-controlled racecar wings. To make those wings both strong and lightweight, they use carbon fiber. No surprise there—it’s the material of choice for many advanced motorsports parts. The problem is that making custom racecar parts out of carbon fiber is daunting. The only real method available is CNC machining, an expensive and difficult process that requires laying pieces by hand. ”  

 


 

” To improve the process, Mark looked to 3D printing. But nothing on the market could print the material, and no available materials could print pieces strong enough for his purposes. So Mark devised his own solution: the MarkForged Mark One, the world’s first carbon fiber 3D printer. 

  Mark debuted his Boston area-based startup MarkForged at SolidWorks World 2014 in San Diego with a working prototype. The Mark One can print in carbon fiber, fiberglass, nylon and PLA (a thermoplastic). “

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Belite Achieves Maiden Flight Of Ultralight Floatplane

 

 

 

 

 

” The base aircraft, a design variation of Belite’s UltraCub aircraft, took off from a grass strip. (The expanded flight test plan will also fly from the water.) Part 103 limits the empty weight to 254 pounds, but ultralights with floats and a parachute system can be up to 338 pounds (254 pounds plus 60 pounds extra weight for floats and 24 extra pounds for a parachute system). The SeaLite’s empty weight comes in at about 335 pounds.

  Wing spars are carbon fiber, as are the floats and certain other key elements of the aircraft. The fuselage is constructed largely from aerospace aluminum. Each basic wing panel weighs only 20 pounds; each individual carbon fiber float also weighs about 20 pounds.

  The SeaLite is powered by the 50-hp Hirth S-23 turning a 2-blade wooden Tennessee propeller. The SeaLite also features a custom lightweight instrument panel with a full range of conventional instruments. First delivery is expected in early 2014.

  In amphibious (land/water) configuration, the new aircraft is priced at $60,000 fly away factory (FAF). In straight (water only) configuration, it is priced at $50,000 FAF. Other non-aquatic versions of Belite UltraCubs have starting prices less than $20,000. “