Catamaran with solar panels

Catamaran with solar panels

It so happened that I got into a kayak for the first time only in 2015, having turned 47 years old by that time. I picked up an oar, tasted the aroma of romance from river rafting and realized – this is mine! In one breath the Klyazma was passed from source to mouth, and Read more…

“ANT” TRAVELER

"ANT" TRAVELER

It seems to me like this: if you already went on a trip by car, then you need to live in it! Spend the night along the route or stop to rest for a few days in picturesque locations. You can, of course, in a tent, as many do, but it is less comfortable, especially Read more…

ANYONE CAN MAKE AN AIRPLANE!

ANYONE CAN MAKE AN AIRPLANE!

Having once decided to build an airplane, the home-made man is faced with a number of questions, and the outcome of the whole matter depends on the answer to them. It seems to me that every competent person can make an airplane if he fulfills three conditions. Firstly, you need to enlist the support and Read more…

SELF-PROPELLED LONGBOARD

SELF-PROPELLED LONGBOARD

I started skateboarding during my college years. And then I didn’t forget about my hobby: it’s nice to ride along the beach along the embankment somewhere in Gelendzhik, for example, during vacation… Over time, the wheels on all my boards fell apart or wore out. It was not possible to find them for the oldest, Read more…

Film kayak boat

Film kayak boat

Once upon a time, according to the Bible, Noah built an ark and saved his family from the Flood, and at the same time all life on Earth. I, of course, cannot in any way compare myself with him. However, after the first month spent in self-isolation this spring, I began to seriously think about Read more…

BUGGY IS A CAR ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE

BUGGY IS A CAR ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE

We live in a time when everything (well, almost everything) can be bought in a store – if only there was money. But, alas! There is always not enough money. In addition, not everyone is satisfied with the technical characteristics of commercial products. So you have to “turn on your head” and engage in amateur Read more…

FROM CATAMARAN TO TRIMARAN

FROM CATAMARAN TO TRIMARAN

In my previous article (see “M-K” No. 12-2019 and 1-2020 ) I talked about the experience of building and operating a collapsible planing catamaran of the Craig Cat type. Such a craft can be equipped with a 12-15 hp motor. and a crew of two people go on plane and joyfully move at a speed Read more…

NO NEED TO TURN THE PEDALS!

NO NEED TO TURN THE PEDALS!

Having collected several gasoline homemade products, I decided to move with the times and turned my attention to electric vehicles. No stand-up type devices, simply put, scooters, which are now very popular, will do – I need ease of riding and a good range, at least 100 km. So, I will reinvent the wheel again! Read more…

Amphibious vehicle “SHAH”

Amphibious vehicle "SHAH"

While still a student at the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering, my father quite often fantasized about technology, transport and various self-propelled mechanisms. I remember, when I was still very young, I opened his notebooks with interest and looked at the diagrams he drew, asking questions. In the 1990s, Dad’s hobby was further developed Read more…