Man Allegedly Builds Homemade Submarine


Photo: China Daily


Tao Xiangli, a Chinese inventor, is reported to have built a functional submarine:

Amateur inventor Tao, 34, made a fully functional submarine, which has a periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors, manometer, and two propellers, from old oil barrels and tools which he bought at a second-hand market. He took 2 years to invent and test the submarine which costs 30,000 yuan (US$4,385).


This comes a month after a Chinese farmer was reported to have built a helicopter from spare parts.

Link via Gizmodo

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Remember the drug runners dont have a real submarine, it cant dive or sail underwater.

Its more a boat with a low waterline, thats sinkable incase they get caught.

And in my book thats not a sub.
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Colombian drug running operations have the backing of millions of dollars, a large organization, and a lot of motivation to be undetectable.

This guy supposedly had only an elementary school education.
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What an amateur...

A group of friends and I build a sub too.

Much bigger

17.6 meters, 32 tons

Theoretical crush depth 470 meters, but we plan only to dive down to 100 meters.

Its a diesel/electric, and took around 3 years to build.

Its the 3rd sub we build. And the biggest.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hobonerd/2784123565/sizes/l/in/set-72157606395935820/
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