Man inventor's Homemade Submarine
Tao Xiangli prepares his homemade submarine before operating it in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing September 3, 2009. 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).
Having seen a plethora of personal submarines, this one featured here may only seem as sewer outlet off a dirty little canal. But guys, there is a lot more to this than just what you see. This is a small homemade submarine resurrected by a 34 year-old Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli. A fully-functional submarine, this is fitted with a ‘periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors, manometer, and two propellers from old oil barrels.’ Done in two year