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    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?

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    1 litre will last me about a 60 sec lap so count me out

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    Is that 1 litre for both engines?
    As my lift is 2 stroke and thrust 4 stroke

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    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.

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    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!!!

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    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.
    Last edited by Jon Pert; 1-Jul-11 at 12:44 PM.
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    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.

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    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
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