HOVERCRAFT 16
The plans show styrofoam and plywood construction for the hull. This eliminates the need for drain plugs and bilge pumps and makes this a very safe craft, especially for winter operation over water. The design was based on many winter rescue operations. The wide, low hull makes a good platform for rescues. The wide spacious cockpit can be enclosed and heated. A single engine(plans show an 1800 Subaru engine) provides both lift and thrust by driving a quiet 5 ft. diameter thrust fan and a belt driven lift fan. A deployable drag system made from skirt material gives excellent low speed maneuverability and speed control for operation on ice.

NOTE: plans include hull panel dimensions which can easily be transferred to the plywood. Full-size patterns are not available nor required to build this model.

HOVERCRAFT 16 DATA
LENGTH 16'
BEAM7'6"
EMPTY WEIGHT 750 LBS.
PAYLOAD UP TO1000 LBS.
SPEED55 MPH
HOVER HEIGHT 8"
CLIMB GRADIENT 20 TO 25%
FLOTATION 4000 LBS.
CAPACITY PERSONS 6
ENGINES: 4 CYCLE AUTO 50 TO 100 HP

WHAT IS A BRONZE FASTENING KIT ?

Design Number: # UH 16S
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