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    Default Do you know this craft ?

    Hello everybody,

    Do you have any information about this hovercraft ?

    Me, i have only:

    -1974/1981 fly in France.

    -name AIR 300 and AIR 400.

    - hucthinson CAT ?!!

    Owner: Mr BORN or Mr BORME ?

    15 HP for trust propeller


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    Many thank's by adavnce

    Pascall
    ww.airdeglisse.org

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    Default Re: Do you know this craft ?

    Pascal,

    This looks like a Pindair Skima 3 from 1970's. HDL loop and finger skirt, used to use husqvana engines one per duct but it looks like its been modified.
    Anyone else got a view?

    Pascal have you any more pictures with close up details?

    Regards

    Keith

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    Default Re: Do you know this craft ?

    hello keith,

    Thank's for your reply.

    I found another pictures:

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    On two pictures you can see Peissel craft PSL003.


    Warwick, from hovercraft musuem, think also it's a Skima, but with a personal engine monting.
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    Thank's for any other news for this king of inflatable hovercraft.

    Anybody know a second hand Skima 4 or PSL3 hovercraft ?

    Best regard's

    Pascall

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    Default Re: Do you know this craft ?

    Hi Pascal

    I don't think this is a Skima hull, the complete craft is certainly not as it would have left the factory. Why do I know this, because I built nearly all of the the early Skima range.

    The craft in the photo has a single thrust engine, which the Skima 3 & 4 never had, plus the lift duct and orange spray cover are too high and the screen is wrong as well.

    I believe this was a copy of the Skima.

    It's interesting that in the set of 4 photo's that you last posted, the top right photo shows me standing next to my F1 craft (far left) both myself and the craft are in blue, this photo was taken in 1980, probably at La Grande Motte which is where we raced that year.

    Barry Oakley

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    Default Re: Do you know this craft ?

    Hello barry,

    Thank's for you reply.

    I understand the inflatable craft it's a single engine, twin propeller.
    Alain said to me it's only a 15HP engine!! , do you remember this ?


    I found some picture with your and yout F1 craft, from pictures albums from Alain Lallier.

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    Good preparation for next WHC2010
    best regards
    Pascall

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    Default Re: Do you know this craft ?

    hello,

    Have some precision from Alain.

    There are twin engine.
    lift :?
    trust :15HP Briggs ans Straton

    hull building by Hutchinson compagny.

    there are 2 hovercraft in France, ower Mr BORME et mr BOISBRUN.

    Thank's by advance for any other information

    Pascall

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    Default Re: Do you know this craft ?

    Hello everbody,

    I found, this craft are designed and building in France near Tour.
    I try to refound more detail information
    Thank s for your attetion
    Pascall

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