The ultimate polar expedition

Commissioned by Antarctica expedition ’13 initiator Hans Wijnand, Rootbox facilitated the Antarctica kite buggy project named Aquilo. In 6 months time a student from the Aeronautical Engineering course (Delft, the Netherlands) designed the kite buggy for the expedition – setting requirements and transferred an idea into concepts and then into a complete detailed design with a stress analysis. A simple, lightweight, innovative and practical design with sustainable alternatives..

The ultimate polar expedition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In November of 2013 two men will be attempting an ambitious and unique expedition – crossing Antarctica in two purpose built ice buggies. This to raise the awareness for global warming, scarce drinking water in the world and for the continent that holds 70% of the worlds fresh water namely Antarctica.

The expedtionists asked Rootbox to design and build two ice/kite buggies for this expedition. After an extended research, a concept for the buggy was created and is currently being further develop into a detailed design. Afterwards the buggy, named Aquilo, needs to be build and thoroughly tested before the two men attempt the crossing.

The ultimate polar expedition
South-Pole, Antarctica

Commissioned by:
www.icebuggy.com

Project Aquilo – Antarctica kite buggy from Rootbox on Vimeo.

Commissioned by Antarctica expedition ’13 initiator Hans Wijnand, Rootbox facilitated the Antarctica kite buggy project named Aquilo. In 6 months time a student from the Aeronautical Engineering course (Delft, the Netherlands) designed the kite buggy for the expedition – setting requirements and transferred an idea into concepts and then into a complete detailed design with a stress analysis. A simple, lightweight, innovative and practical design with sustainable alternatives..

Website: http://aquilo.rtbx.nl
Expedtition: http://www.icebuggy.com

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