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    Default Re: Drag-strip Hovercraft

    We actually went twice, Nov 2002 Me, Robin Brickles and Jon Spedding, and Nov 2004 me and Chris Easterbrook.

    Time we did it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For anyone that is interested

    Jan 03.pdfDec 04.pdf

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    Thanks for looking up the magazine articles Jamie - makes interesting reading; up to 60mph in just over 100m - it will be very interesting to see what today's craft can do at the Nottingham big lake extravaganza next year after another 10 years of development.

    Thanks for the offers from Les and Jim to take this over - I'll email the info through separately. If anyone else fancies helping with this - it will need a small team as with any event - contact them directly, or contact me and I'll pass your details on.

    Kevin

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    Default Re: Drag-strip Hovercraft

    It was a very interesting experience, but the biggest hurdle was pointing yourself down a Tarmac surface, and not thinking, If I fall out it's going to hurt!!!!!
    The first year, there was an evil crosswind, that was encountered approx half way down the slope, as you emerged pass the end of a berm, which completly upset the craft.

    The second year, was worse, as there was a strong headwind that ruined everything!!!!

    Scrutineering was hilarious,
    Checklist:
    Tyres, urm, no
    Brakes, Urm, no
    Seats, urm, not really
    Seat belts Urm, no.
    Ok, what do you have that's on my checklist? Fuel tank and a kill switch.
    You've passed!!!!!
    Jamie

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    Default Re: Drag-strip Hovercraft

    les and jim,

    well done on taking an event on.

    if you need any contacts for bars /BBQ/ice cream etc the folk who did hacketts are very very keen to be invited back for 2012 and might be ok with travel to stratford.

    if i am correct there is still an unallocated date for 2012?

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