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hover t - n/a
25-Oct-07, 09:04 PM
I came across this in the paper today

anyone fancy a go



jar2 - n/a
26-Oct-07, 08:07 AM

In spite of what the "inventor" (or the press!) says this is nothing new - it looks suspiciously like a UH18SPW (a 1999 design) or UH19XRW from Universal Hovercraft. The wing struts, material, tips and tip "skis" look exactly the same to me. Only difference is he hasn't moved the rudders back to give good control (turning the rudders will deflect air flow away from the extended elevator making for some interesting effects (like crashing http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif ).

He could have saved himself 11 years work "and tens of thousands of pounds perfecting the design" and just bought a planset from UH for $112 http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif

Daily Mail Article (www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=489452&in_page_id=1965&in_page_id=1965&expand=true#StartComments) - original article

UH Hoverwing (www.hovercraft.com/content/index.php?main_page=19xrw_gallery) - the video clips are pretty good!


team black - n/a
26-Oct-07, 08:38 AM
I came across this in the paper today

anyone fancy a go

Who needs wings?


Mart366 - n/a
26-Oct-07, 09:35 AM
Re the original picture,

is that whats refered to as "wing in ground effect"

didn't the Russians have a huge beast some time back

based on the Caspian sea if i recall

Yes it was

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/22/caspian_sea_monster/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/22/caspian_sea_monster/)

imagine that puppy out dragging everything on the start finish straight lol