Injection mould tooling for the 60-degree disc segment is on schedule for commencement of mould trials next month. The tool, weighing over 1,800kg, is through the preliminary stages of the build and is due to start bench core and bench cavity stages this week.
Six interconnected segments form a 1,000mm diameter disc and key to a tubular shaft via laser cut penetrations to control the disc spacing and pattern.
The unique disc shape is engineered to maximise the potential to collect and release air as well as generate horizontal velocity.
The operating principle involves a continuous cycle of harvesting atmospheric gases and dissolving oxygen as the partially immersed disc rotates.
aerdisc® is designed for connection to a swing-arm using any one of three configurations to control the vector of thrust.