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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 12:12 PM

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"What looks like a Domino shell has been turned into a hovercraft. In the front a Briggs and Stratton engine provides lift, whilst a Citroën 2CV engine drives the propulsion fan at the rear. The machine can be seen at the Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-the-Solent."

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Hovercraft Museum:-

https://www.hovercraft-museum.org/

 

 



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 12:58 PM

we used a rotax KEC125 for lift and a Fiat 126 for thrust on our build back in 85.



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 12:39 AM

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on lake Windermere



#4 DeadSquare

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:00 AM

After a very, very wet winter, I used a Rover V8 for lift on an 8' X 20' "Low Ground Pressure" fertilizer spreader.   I had to have wheels to maintain a constant forward speed and to cope with undulating ground, so I used a WV engine and box, which also powered the spreader.

 

It worked after a fashion, but I never overcame the problem of weight transfer as the load reduced.

 

I worked much better as a sprayer because I had a tank either end, but then the drawback was that the water had to be taken to the sprayer in the field, not the sprayer to the water.






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