Molnárka is an engined boat capable for lifting its body almost 4 meters above water, at any point on still water surface. The development of the concept was based on a university tender aiming to design a rescue base that can be optionally placed for sighting, so the rescue procedure can be immediately initiated from water, after notice of emergency.
The multifunctional lifeboat task is to provide the coastal rescue operations mainly in fresh water in such a way that the crew can choose the observation post anywhere on the open-water. By the help of its legs, the boat can lift itself and its crew up to 4 meters above the water level anywhere.The life-saver can begin the rescue of the uncovered person with the same vehicle. To get in the observation position it uses 3 winches. In this way we’ll have a cheap, lightweight and simple construction.
There are no rudder on the boat. In fact of the big distance between the steerling wheel and the motors it would be very difficult and expensive to steer on the classic way with bowdens, but we can make use of the rev differences of the motors to navigate the boat. And for that big distance we have a great  leverage.
The structure of the feet is designed similar to the bicylcle frame. Because this way the main loads cause compressive stresses.
left to right: Becker László (chief engineer of Budapest), Alberto Vasquez (team Igendesign), Pongrácz Bálint (IAESTE main organizer), Urbin Ágnes (team Igendesign) ,Dr. Sven Ost (Technical Managing Director of Robert Bosch Electronics Inc.), Lőrincz Dániel (team Igendesign), Dr. Szabó Gábor (Chairman of Hungarian Association for Innovation)
Design Consultant: Daniel Ruppert
Modelling Support: RC Panda
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