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  Hovercraft Alaska
We had our hovercraft done at West Marine who was giving a 10% discount to those who had their inspection done during this event.
Hovercraft, do not leave permanent scars on the land for future generations to notice.
Hovercraft can be safe and fun to fly, either on an individual basis, a family recreational vehicle, or for rescue purposes.
www.hovercraftalaska.com   (722 words)

The Hovercraft Club of Great Britain (HCGB) is the prime organisation for the control and operation of sporting Hovercraft within the United Kingdom.
The principal aims of the Club are to encourage the safe operation of light Hovercraft for sporting and recreational purposes and provide assistance in the design and construction of sporting Hovercraft.
The 2007 edition of the Construction regulations for inland racing hovercraft is now available on-line in the downloads area.
www.hovercraft.org.uk   (312 words)

 Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. - The Original Light Hovercraft Manufacturer
Neoteric hovercraft are recognized as the industry standard for rescue, commercial and recreational personal hovercraft.
The Neoteric Hovertrek ® is the only hovercraft available with effective brakes, and is the lightest and quietest hovercraft in the industry.
Authentic Neoteric hovercraft are available only from Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. in Terre Haute, Indiana USA or from a licensed Neoteric Dealer.
www.neoterichovercraft.com   (377 words)

  Lewis and Clark Hovercraft Adventure :: The Team
Involved with hovercraft since childhood, he achieved his first racing win in the fifth grade and placed 3rd in the 1989 World Hovercraft Championship.
The Learning Channel's Junkyard Wars considers Windt to be "the godfather of personal hovercraft." Windt designed the DiscoverHover entry-level hovercraft and the world's fastest hovercraft that holds the Guinness Hovercraft World Speed Record of 85.376 mph (137.40 km/h) that was established in Portugal in 1995.
Interested in hovercraft since childhood, it wasn't until the age of 32 that he was able to get his first ride in a real hovercraft.
www.hovercraft.com /lewisandclark/team.html   (379 words)

  Hovercraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first passenger-carrying hovercraft to enter service was the Vickers VA-3, which in the summer of 1961 carried passengers regularly along the North Wales Coast from Wallasey to Rhyl.
Hovercraft service is suspended for several weeks each year while the river is beginning to freeze to minimize damage to the river ice surface.
The hovercraft is perfectly able to operate during the freeze-up period, however, it could potentially break the ice creating hazards for the villagers using their snowmobiles for transportation along the river during the early winter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hovercraft   (2173 words)

 Hovercraft FAQ's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hovercraft use fans or propellers to generate two streams of air, one for forward thrust and one for lift.
Hovercraft prefer gentle terrain although they are capable of climbing slopes up to 20%, depending on surface characteristics, slope length, payload and run-up.
Hovercraft ride on a cushion of air and depending on the model, the hover height ranges between 8'' and 18''.
www.northernhovercraft.com /faq.html   (571 words)

 Hovercraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
How a hovercraft works it that it has gas turbine engines that power propellers on top of the hovercraft, and the engines also drive four huge fans that whirl around more than 500 times a minute to create the air cushion under the hovercraft.
Swedenborg had designed his hovercraft to be powered by a single person, and the hovercraft needed much more energy than a single person could supply.
A real hovercraft has gas turbine engines that power propellers on top of the hovercraft, and the engines also drive four huge fans that whirl around more than 500 times a minute to create the air cushion under the hovercraft.
www.bsu.edu /web/jmkocher/hovercraft.htm   (279 words)

 Adventures in Science and Technology - Hovercraft Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hovercraft have a large cushion of air that they are continuously riding on.
Hovercraft have powerful motors that suck air down and push it out through the bottom of the vehicle.
Only 14 hovercraft participated in the first race, but hovercraft racing now is becoming a very popular and fast-growing sport.
collections.ic.gc.ca /science/english/eng/projects/air.html   (703 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Hovercraft on the Isle of Wight, UK - A471412
Hovercraft are amphibious vehicles which are supported by a cushion of air.
Hovercraft should not be confused with sidewalls, which are a cross between a catamaran and a hovercraft, where pressurised air is kept between the twin hulls, elevating the vessel and reducing the drag through the water, but preventing it from travelling on land.
By inserting a cat food tin into a coffee tin, and blowing a jet of air through the gap between the walls of the inner and outer tins, he demonstrated the possibility of a machine that could one day travel on a cushion of air.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A471412   (2817 words)

Although other commercial hovercraft manufacturers may meet the requirements of the Jones Act, Seair Technologies, Inc. is completely compliant not only to the letter but also the spirit of this law.
For example, a hovercraft of 60' long might be used to carry passengers, or cargo, or both.
Hovercraft can't fly - they may 'fly' over the surfaces, but hull will never go more than about 15 feet above the surface, and the bottom of the 'skirt' will generally be less than a few inches above the surface.
www.seair.com /hovercraft.htm   (1434 words)

At the outset of the semester, the engineers are divided into teams and given a basic hovercraft kit, along with a $100 budget to modify their vehicle.
At the end of the semester, hovercraft teams faced off at the Hetzel Union Building's Alumni Hall in front of a crowd of spectators, faculty, and passersby.
Like engineers and designers in the real world, the students were required to give updates, reports, and presentations on the progress of their hovercraft.
www.engr.psu.edu /NewsEvents/EPS/v18n3_2002summer/hovercraft.htm   (371 words)

 Hovercraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A hovercraft works by several methods, one way is by sucking air through the sides of the hovercraft and jetting it out the back.
The hovercraft principle is that air creates less friction than does a ship and therefore a hovercraft is able to move about without ever touching the ground most of the time.
For instance, a hovercraft is not only unable to go up steep inclines like a hill or mountain but it also has great difficulty in desert conditions like a sandstorm although it can move on desert terrain with ease.
www.springhurst.org /students/hovercraft.htm   (537 words)

 Alaska Journal of Commerce: Hovercraft turns a profit delivering mail to Bethel area 11/17/03
Operating under contract with the U.S. Postal Service, the hovercraft runs year-round, except for about a week during spring breakup and a five to six week pause in late fall while the rivers freeze solid.
He said the hovercraft generally make two visits a week and they are pleased with the mail and passenger service.
Dave Haugen, vice president of Lynden Inc. in Anchorage, said Alaska Hovercraft Ventures is a joint venture with Cook Inlet Region Inc., with Lynden owning 60 percent of the operation and CIRI controlling 40 percent.
www.alaskajournal.com /stories/111703/loc_20031117025.shtml   (1097 words)

 Hovercraft News - Environmental and Ecological
This area is in Southeast Alaska; Cold Bay Hovercraft Evaluation, and ACV noise impacts, using the AP-188 and the LACV- 30.
The Hovercraft was trailed and the hovercraft's route was surveyed for approximately 4,000 miles to observe the direct mortality of adult fish.
The use of a motorized vehicle, except an aircraft, hovercraft, boat, and snowmachine, is restricted to existing road surfaces, and to use within 1/8 mile of mean high tide or as designated by the department....
www.hovercraftalaska.com /mainpages/hnpages/HNenv.html   (1095 words)

 Hovercraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This hovercraft is capable of almost frictionless flight across a smooth surface.
When everything is operating properly, the hovercraft will take off and flit in different directions on its own.
If the board is leaning, the hovercraft may experience too much friction.
www.engineering.com /content/ContentDisplay?contentId=41008006   (1062 words)

 SR.N6 Hovercraft in Clyde Hover Ferries Service
So popular was the notion of a hovercraft ferry on the Clyde that over 200 women applied for these six jobs.
A farmer, therefore, allowed the hovercraft to come in off the water and on to one of his muddy fields.
We took him out on the hovercraft, and because he was an air pilot, we let him take the controls.
www.hovercraft-museum.org /srn6-clydehf.html   (1404 words)

 Hovercraft: Experiment Below (Mute/Blast First)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hovercraft is language, specifically the communication between three individuals, each in a hyperfocused state of mental and physical struggle, filtering into music the world around them.
Their language is their own, and to see Hovercraft perform is to voyueristically peer into their minds and witness a complex and extremely personal conversation about their findings and their confusion.
Set lengths are kept short, crashing down just before the point of total exhaustion, uninterrupted by pauses or breaks, allowing the full development of mental associations and musical ideas in both the musician and the listener.
www.mutelibtech.com /mute/bffp/hover/hover.htm   (362 words)

 Fire Department
The Hoverguard 1000, a 19-foot-3-inch hovercraft, paid for with Homeland Security grant funds, will be shared between Bangor and Brewer and could be used in other local communities, if needed.
The hovercraft is a good emergency tool to have on hand for rescues on the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag Stream, along with other waterways in the area, Bronson said.
The hovercraft was shipped to Bangor on Thursday so crews from that department could start familiarizing themselves with the equipment.
www.brewerme.org /Fire/fire_tasks.htm   (744 words)

The skirt is one of the most important parts of a hovercraft as it is the part that allows the hovercraft to clear obstacles.
Fans are a very important part of a hovercraft whose primary purpose is to inflate the cushion contained within the skirt beneath the craft as well as to provide thrust with which to propel the craft forward.
True, hovercraft don't offer the best response times for braking and steering as water plows (boats) and automobiles but owners/operators of hovercraft would agree that the advantages of hovercraft travel outweigh the disadvantages which, by the way, are adjusted to as the operator gains experience.
www.olshove.com /HoverHome/hoverfaq.html   (4036 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Hoverboards Will Work"
It's really amazing how simple a hovercraft is. In fact, you might have all of the components for building a simple hovercraft in your house right now.
When you've finished your hovercraft, you should have a vehicle that has a piece of plywood skirted with a piece of plastic and a vacuum cleaner or leaf blower sticking through a hole in the plywood so it can blow air underneath the craft.
One problem with driving a hovercraft is that the faster you go, the harder it is to maintain the cushion of air underneath the craft.
www.howstuffworks.com /hoverboard1.htm   (413 words)

 Hovercraft For Sale - Buying Hovercraft Online
We are selling Hovercrafts in all shapes and sizes and we will be glad to give you more information on telephone (we will call you) using this contact
Hovercraft float on a cushion of air; they hover across sea, lakes, rivers, grassland, marsh, sand, snow and ice!
Until now, hovercraft have tended to be backyard vehicles or supplied in kit form, designed by enthusiasts
www.hovercraft-for-sale.com   (417 words)

If too much air is leaking from the around the vacuum cleaner hose, add some temporary duct tape at the point where the nozzle goes into the hole in the wood.
To be safest, operate the hovercraft in a small classroom.
If the hovercraft moves too fast, yank the power plug to put on the "brakes." Use this only in emergencies, since the passengers will fly off when the hovercraft suddenly halts.
www.amasci.com /amateur/hovercft.html   (1481 words)

 ZOOM . activities . sci . Hovercraft | PBS Kids
When I tried the hovercraft it didnt work real well, then I tried it on a smother surface and it worked better but not that good.
I made my hovercraft for the sience fair, and won first so my teacher was very proud and told my to make a bigger one.
We tried to make a hovercraft but it falls apart so we have to keep the air out of the clay.
pbskids.org /zoom/activities/sci/hovercraft.html   (1170 words)

 Hovercraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hovercraft was formed in 1993 by Sadie 7 and Cambell 2000.
Hovercraft released one single, "0,0,0,1" with their first drummer Jerome230 aka Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam and Sadie's husband).
After he left the band, they took a year and a half break before they found a new drummer named Carl.
www.angelfire.com /sk/seattlebands/hovercraft.html   (218 words)

 Hovercraft History & Hovercraft Museum Website - Index
As we are just a collection at present, the Museum is not yet open to the public as a matter of course, and the office is not yet permanently manned, however we have volunteer staff attending the site on most Saturdays.
Working parties are held on most Saturdays where people come and volunteer a little of their time to assist with any project which interests them.
Note that we cannot currently provide e-mail information on items such as 'how to build a hovercraft' for things like science fair projects, as the subject is so vast and we are only a very small band of volunteers (all with day-jobs) with limited time and resources.
www.hovercraft-museum.org   (848 words)

 Atlantic Hovercraft - hovercraft sales and service in the Atlantic Provinces, Canada
Our range of Recreation and Utility hovercraft is designed for pleasure, hunting and fishing especially in areas where boats cannot go, commuting to island homes over unsafe ice and navigating shallow or frozen rivers, accessing remote beaches or even taking a short cut to work across a river or lake!
These hovercraft are all single fan craft with two-cycle air-cooled engines, except for the 700 model which is equipped with a water-cooled engine.
With experience these hovercraft can be operated in choppy water up to 2 ft (60 cm) and in winds up to 15 mph (24 kms).
www.atl-hovercraft.com /hovrec.html   (199 words)

In the summer of 2004 I came across a few websites which described how to build your own simple hovercraft.
I decided to build one and went to the junkyard where I managed to salvage two radiator fans from a Peugeot.
A few hours later I was ready to test my first hovercraft.
secretlocation.nl /html/hovercraft.html   (111 words)

 DragonflyTV . Discover DFTV . Technology and Invention . Hovercraft | PBS Kids Go!
A hovercraft works best by creating a cushion of air with enough pressure to support the weight of the craft and a passenger.
A fan blows air underneath the hovercraft platform, and air is trapped between the platform and the ground by a piece of material called the skirt.
This seemed to be what we wanted, because the tight skirt hovercraft didn't perform as well as the baggy skirt hovercraft in the speed and obstacle courses.
pbskids.org /dragonflytv/show/hovercraft.html   (398 words)

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