View Full Version : Is this anyway to patch a skirt?

kach22i - n/a
2-Oct-06, 02:06 PM
I caught part of Jackie Chan's "Rumble in the Brox" movie on TNT recently. In slow motion you can really tell when it was operating, and when it was just being towed around on a dolly/trolly.

If you have never seen this movie, rent the DVD. In the extras section they explain that Jackie broke his foot jumping onto the hovercraft. They painted the cast to look like his tennis shoe, can't even tell in the movie. I think they saved that stunt for last.

Michel - n/a
8-Oct-06, 05:45 AM
Yes, it is,

I' ve patched my bag skirt with adhesive tape on Lot river too:

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kach22i - n/a
8-Oct-06, 10:22 PM
It looks like shiny tape.

Is it just duct tape?

Is this the real reason you said that you are going back to a finger/segmented skirt?

Michel - n/a
9-Oct-06, 07:12 AM
Tape: it' s aluminium tape, the one we use in aviation.

Back to segmented skirt.

I hoped the bag skirt was stronger than segmented, and I had more troubles with it.

Most of it , performances were so downgraded..... My hull is definitely designed for a segmented skirt. That' s it.

kach22i - n/a
9-Oct-06, 01:38 PM
I took my finger to bag (bag & drape) conversion hovercraft out on the lake Sunday. It started out fine, then there was so much skirt drag that the bow came off cushion. I was plowing water, not just displacing it. It actually ran much better than ever before, but I'm thinking of changing the bow to something which looks more like a boat, like I first wanted to. I'm keeping the skirt on for the winter though, works great on land, should be awesome on ice.

I'm having more fun and learning more by experimenting than I ever did operating a stock factory craft (Scat II).