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1. (WO1992009477) CONVERSION OF A WATERCRAFT TO A WATER SKIER CONTROLLED DRONE
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Pub. No.: WO/1992/009477 International Application No.: PCT/US1991/008966
Publication Date: 11.06.1992 International Filing Date: 29.11.1991
IPC:
B63B 35/73 (2006.01) ,B63B 35/81 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
35
Vessels or like floating structures adapted for special purposes
73
Other vessels or like floating structures for pleasure or sport
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
35
Vessels or like floating structures adapted for special purposes
73
Other vessels or like floating structures for pleasure or sport
81
Water skis; Water sledges
Applicants:
NIELSEN, Robert, A. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
NIELSEN, Robert, A.; US
Agent:
JAGGER, Bruce, A. ; Beehler & Pavitt P.O. Box 92400 Los Angeles, CA 90009, US
Priority Data:
619,34229.11.1990US
Title (EN) CONVERSION OF A WATERCRAFT TO A WATER SKIER CONTROLLED DRONE
(FR) CONVERSION D'UNE EMBARCATION EN ENGIN TELEGUIDE COMMANDE PAR UN SKIEUR SUR SKIS NAUTIQUES
Abstract:
(EN) Method and apparatus for converting a watercraft (10) having on-board engine (22, 24, 26) and guidance controls (18, 148) into a drone remotely controlled through towing apparatus by the skier riding on skis behind it. A control unit (60) is secured to the watercraft (10). The control unit (60) engages the on-board engine (22, 24, 26) and guidance (18, 148) controls of the watercraft. The engine (22, 24, 26) and guidance (18, 148) controls are operated by the control unit (60) through a remotely located tow handle (170). The tow handle (170) is physically and electronically connected to the control unit (60).
(FR) Procédé et dispositif servant à convertir une embarcation (10) à moteur (22, 24, 26) pourvue de commandes de guidage (18, 148), en un engin téléguidé commandé à distance par l'intermédiaire d'un système de remorquage, par un skieur sur skis nautiques tiré par ladite embarcation. Une unité de commande (60) est fixée à l'embarcation (10). Ladite unité de commande (60) vient en prise avec le moteur de l'embarcation (22, 24, 26) et les commandes de guidage (18, 148) de l'embarcation. Les commandes du moteur (22, 24, 26) et de guidage (18, 148) sont actionnées par l'unité de commande (60) par l'intermédiaire d'une poignée de trapèze située à distance (170). La poignée de trapèze (170) est reliée physiquement et électroniquement à l'unité de commande (60).
Designated States: AT, AU, BB, BG, BR, CA, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, GB, HU, JP, KP, KR, LK, LU, MC, MG, MW, NL, NO, PL, RO, SD, SE, SU
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IT, LU, NL, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1991091706