RDSV – Rapid Deployment Snow Vehicle.
How it was accomplished:
RDSV was modeled entirely in Rhinoceros. All renderings were created using Bunkspeed Shot. Two separate BIFs were used, one for the shiny clean studio shots and another one for the dirty, worn out action shots. All post processing was done in Photoshop.
This was strictly a personal project, just for the fun of it.
He has been using Bunkspeed rendering products since the days of Hypershot, then in 2011, moved to Bunkspeed Shot.
“It has been a fundamental tool for me in College… it allowed me to visualize and show ideas to others in very fast ways. As a tool, it increased the quality of my work and minimized the time it took me to get it done. It is now a permanent addition to my workflow.” – Says Juan
The RDSV is a 2 seater high speed vehicle for use in any polar environment. It would aptly serve polar exploration, rescue missions, medical emergencies or even sport applications, basically anything that requires high speeds over rough terrain or long distances. The whole idea started with the traction system, something that could allow high speeds across Antarctica but could also climb up a mountain for an avalanche rescue operation. Then the whole vehicle was built around it.
RDSV features an adaptive traction system that allows for an effective displacement over both ice/hard snow or deep snow. Each wheel is made up by twelve individual units, each with two different paddles: a small one (for hard surfaces) and a big one (for deep snow). Depending on the terrain, each unit rotates accordingly to expose the desired paddle.
The current paradigm for snow vehicles states: “Simple Traction at the rear, two skids at the front”. RDSV inverts this paradigm to achieve more traction, improving deep snow performance and displacement in sloped terrain.
The vehicle also features a universal docking system and solar panel at the top. This allows the addition of multiple accessories from ski & snowboard cages to radars and other sensors. It can also be adapted to hold an injured person in the back.
About the creator:
Juan Garcia Mansilla is 24 years old and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He just graduated college (congratulations!), majoring in Industrial Design at the University of Buenos Aires.