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daly5546
1-Jul-11, 08:16 AM
How far can a hovercraft with a driver travel on 1 litre of petrol?

What is the most fuel efficient design?

Do you think we ought to find out?

Chris

broad5186
1-Jul-11, 09:58 AM
1 litre will last me about a 60 sec lap so count me out

tony

Winst
1-Jul-11, 10:44 AM
Is that 1 litre for both engines?
As my lift is 2 stroke and thrust 4 stroke

daly5546
1-Jul-11, 11:17 AM
If you are given a 1 litre container of petrol, how far can your craft go?

How you split it into 2 stroke or 4 stroke is up to you.

Chris

keates5632
1-Jul-11, 11:19 AM
I could name several craft that would go quite a long way with 1 litre of fuel, but i'm not sure what your rules are going to be about riding on the recovery trailer!!! :p

Jon Pert
1-Jul-11, 12:07 PM
Quite some distance I should think, especially if it was cruising in open water and not round and round a race circuit!

I may try it in the next month or two when out on the Severn. Obviously I will not only put a litre in as I don't really fancy floating out into the Bristol Channel.

Will let you know the outcome.

ETA: I reckon 6-7 miles...ish for mine*, a hell of a lot further for a Sev Scout I would imagine.

* Based on the last trip out. This trip was with quite strong winds so choosing a perfect day etc should increase that distance quite considerably.

Al
1-Jul-11, 09:18 PM
If the wind was behind then that has to help big time. On average I burn approx 7 ltrs an hour in my surveyor. I reckon on a ltr I would do around 4.25 miles.

daly5546
2-Jul-11, 03:07 AM
Wind assistance will give a false reading.
Any challenge will have to be set on a course that will negate wind effect.

A Sevtec scout did three miles along Lough Derg without starting the engine.

Chris

Jon Pert
3-Jul-11, 08:27 PM
Wind assistance will give a false reading.
Any challenge will have to be set on a course that will negate wind effect.

A Sevtec scout did three miles along Lough Derg without starting the engine.

Chris

So for cruising we could do a litre in one direction and then a litre back and average the result?

Philip
4-Jul-11, 08:51 AM
Wind assistance will give a false reading.
Any challenge will have to be set on a course that will negate wind effect.

A Sevtec scout did three miles along Lough Derg without starting the engine.

Chris

Its back again this year so you will get another chance to beat your record:) Come in number 5

David Ryan
4-Jul-11, 10:10 AM
http://www.hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/icon10.png The scout is so light that I am thinking of fitting a manual foot pump for lift. With a tail wind, its got to be good for at least 100km.http://www.hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/icon10.png