Der Wasserläufer / First Human Powered Hydrofoil Ever

This Germans news show report from 1953 shows the inventor of the "Wasserläufer" riding his hydrofoil in the river Isar in Munich!
Translation of the news report:
"And another patent for advanced mobility. The Wasserläufer a simple machine based on complicated calculations. You push water and move. The father and driver of this machine is a engineer in Bavaria. Up and down, up and down without any rudder or paddle wheel. Everything self powered with muscle power and ingenuity."


Posted by Claudia on
Very Kewl Gadget lol. I have never seen a poarensl hydrofoil (or even heard of one). Mongoose needs to start making them.
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