Personal Flying Hovercraft

Posted on May 9 2012 - 8:38am by Ty G

Personal Flying Hovercraft

It hovers on land and water and even manages to fly for short distances.  The flying part, while the most amazing, is also the weakest point.  This Hammacher Schlemmer flying hovercraft only flies at 20-feet in the air at 70MPH.  I take that back, maybe the price tag is the weakest point, $190,000.  More pictures and video after the break.

 

This is the hovercraft that glides over land and water yet also soars in the air up to 70 mph with the aid of integrated wings. A 130-hp twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled gasoline engine — turbocharged and fuel-injected — drives its 60″ wood/carbon composite thrust propeller while a 1,100-rpm 34″ lift fan inflates its durable vinyl-coated nylon skirt for hovering above the ground. Operating in fresh- or saltwater and up to 30% inclines over sand, mud, grass, swamp, desert, ice, and snow, its wings and horizontal elevator enable pilots to simply hop over water- or land-based obstacles up to 20′-high unsurmountable to a typical hovercraft.

 

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