Ruf Duck’s Human Propelled Ducted Pedal Drive

Jeff Oaklief, captain of Ruf Duck and club member, and childhood friend Mike Hummels share their experiences as the PL (propulsion lab) as they work though iterations of a ducted pedal drive, starting with a drive unit shared by other racers, a version used in the 2021 WA360 utilizing a Kort Nozzle for power efficiency, and most recently, a more robust version for 2022 R2AK.

Link to Presentation.pdf