Hovercraft B/C

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Hovercraft B/C

Post by kenniky » December 24th, 2016, 11:36 am

Didn't see this, so I guess might as well create it

Starting off:

What is the current world record for hovercraft speed?

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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Post by windu34 » December 31st, 2016, 2:16 am

kenniky wrote:Didn't see this, so I guess might as well create it

Starting off:

What is the current world record for hovercraft speed?
137.4 km/h
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Post by kenniky » January 1st, 2017, 9:48 pm

windu34 wrote:
kenniky wrote:Didn't see this, so I guess might as well create it

Starting off:

What is the current world record for hovercraft speed?
137.4 km/h
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Post by windu34 » January 1st, 2017, 11:01 pm

Why are skirts used on hovercrafts and what is the most commonly used material used in their construction?
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Post by arvind_r » January 7th, 2017, 6:35 am

windu34 wrote:Why are skirts used on hovercrafts and what is the most commonly used material used in their construction?
They trap air underneath the craft for the air cushion to be retained. Most commonly used material: nylon?
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Post by windu34 » January 7th, 2017, 11:08 am

arvind_r wrote:
windu34 wrote:Why are skirts used on hovercrafts and what is the most commonly used material used in their construction?
They trap air underneath the craft for the air cushion to be retained. Most commonly used material: nylon?
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Post by arvind_r » January 7th, 2017, 12:44 pm

1. What does SES stand for?
2. What key feature an SES possess that distinguishes it from a hovercraft?
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Post by windu34 » January 7th, 2017, 1:42 pm

arvind_r wrote:1. What does SES stand for?
2. What key feature an SES possess that distinguishes it from a hovercraft?
1.) Surface-Effect Ship
2.) Has twin-hulls similar to that of a cataraman allowing it to be more resistant to slipping perpendicular to the direction of movement and can use water jets for propulsion do to its partial submergement in the fluid
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Post by arvind_r » January 8th, 2017, 8:00 pm

windu34 wrote:
arvind_r wrote:1. What does SES stand for?
2. What key feature an SES possess that distinguishes it from a hovercraft?
1.) Surface-Effect Ship
2.) Has twin-hulls similar to that of a cataraman allowing it to be more resistant to slipping perpendicular to the direction of movement and can use water jets for propulsion do to its partial submergement in the fluid
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Post by Zioly » January 26th, 2017, 3:22 pm

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What feats did Sir Christopher Cockerell achieve?
Bottle Rockets: 5th
Ecology: 9th
Hovercraft: 14th
Scrambler: 29th (with a failed run too  ;))
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