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hover t - n/a
17-Jun-07, 01:03 AM
Just found this on you tube

Strathclyde uni project

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfNzpffuJpw (www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfNzpffuJpw)



If they had used UH18SP plans it may have worked http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Good try lads http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif



and this one



SRN6 Clyde Hover Ferries, 1965

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VppByG-YbM



Trev

tonybroad - n/a
17-Jun-07, 09:47 AM
i just wish lecturers would be a little more adventurous, give them something proper to build - like :



index.php?t=getfile&id=736&private=0



desiged from scratch and built in one year



and in their spare time helped to build this



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BEng Motorsport Engineering

hover t - n/a
17-Jun-07, 12:30 PM
I have to agree with you Tony,whats the point of building something that ends up in the skip at the end of the project http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_sad.gif

If it had worked properly we may have had a few more hover builders taking up the hobby



Trev

jar2 - n/a
17-Jun-07, 08:18 PM
Another odd coincidence - my father-in-law found this photo yesterday of what looks like the same SRN6 (and the same guy closing the door!) sitting on a ramp in Campbeltown on the Mull of Kintyre in September 1965.



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hover t - n/a
17-Jun-07, 10:02 PM
Did he have a shot on it back then John?

Thats about the right size for a costal camper http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif



Trev

jar2 - n/a
18-Jun-07, 10:17 PM
Did he have a shot on it back then John?

Thats about the right size for a costal camper http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif



Trev




He didn't take a ride but I discovered today that one of my uncles had ridden on this very hovercraft from Largs to Millport in 1966.



I would do nicely as a cruiser bus! Wouldn't have to bother with a tent! Only problem is it wouldn't conform to the Cruising Regulations (unguarded prop, etc).

Jamie Lewendon - n/a
19-Jun-07, 11:40 AM
probably weighs over a tonne too, so would come under CAA/ shipping regs whoever currently has control of commercial hovercraft.