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    Hello Fellow Hoverers,



    Im building a twin engine Eccles craft and will be using a Robin EC44 for thrust driving a single 800mm fan. Can anybody give me some advice on what drive ratio to use. This is my first craft and I am a novice when it comes to such things.



    Also does anyone have any information on the Eccles Hovercraft. I am in Australia and have some plans for an Eccles that where brought back from the UK in the late 1970's. Is this a good craft to build? I am unable to find any information about the Eccles.



    Many Thanks



    Hornet

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    G'day!



    The Eccles was a very succesful craft in its day but hasn't been seen on the racing circuit for probably 25 years. It usually ran twin thrust ducts.



    The designer was a guy called Richard Cresswell and he still runs his own engineering company. I think this may be the details for him (from a Google search!):



    CRESSWELL ENGINEERING: 340/342 Cherrywood Road, Birmingham B9 4UU

    Tel: 0121 772 2512 Fax: 0121 773 9548



    Whereabouts in Oz are you? There are quite a few guys down there that can possibly help and advise you with other issues too.




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    Hi David,



    Thanks for the info on the Eccles, I was curious to know if anyone new much about these craft as I could not find any information on them, obviously due to the age of the design & craft they are no longer used in UK racing.



    Im located in South Australia.

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    good craft in its day
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    This is my dad (Bill Sherlock) racing his Eccles. He won this race meeting which was at St Melons in wales. I was only about 8 at the time so can't really say much more than that!
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    Hi Louise,



    Thanks for the pictures, the photo's I see the more inspired I get to make progress on the craft. Can't wait to finish it and go hovering.

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