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Offline John Hill

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You really should put a bid in on this toy!
« on: March 03, 2010, 01:19:16 AM »
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Offline dsquire

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Re: You really should put a bid in on this toy!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 01:59:15 AM »
John

If I were a few years younger I might be tempted to think seriously about making a bid. Definitely would be an interesting ride. Thanks for posting it.  :doh:

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: You really should put a bid in on this toy!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 08:57:58 AM »
If any of you Madmodders want to build any type of Hovercraft, including a winged one here's the place to go - Universal Hovercraft.

I have plans to build a small two seater from them. Have had the plans several years now. Don't know if I'll ever have the time or inclination to build it.

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Re: You really should put a bid in on this toy!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 09:08:25 AM »
What a fun toy.

Several years ago there was a TV show that talked about Ground Effects aircraft that the Soviets built.

I believe that they were jet powered.

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Re: You really should put a bid in on this toy!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 09:37:36 AM »
Interesting link, Bernd.
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Re: You really should put a bid in on this toy!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 12:06:50 PM »
What a fun toy.

Several years ago there was a TV show that talked about Ground Effects aircraft that the Soviets built.

I believe that they were jet powered.

SAM



Sam..

The big one was an Ekranoplan, effect well known since early WW1, early '20s. Soviets first to actually exploit the effect seriously I think.

Once had a book about evolution of Seaplanes, with the huge sponsons they had, it was a problem to get them to land on water. Novice pilots panicked, shut off the power, and ran out of Surface Effect and lift at the same time. Often fatally. There has been a wildlife programme about Pelicans flying for a very long distance above the surf, not a wing flap to be seen ..





Might like to turn the audio off before you poke this link  :hammer:




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Re: You really should put a bid in on this toy!
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 04:30:13 PM »
Not a good time for a sudden cross wind!!!!!
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