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Author Topic: Why are land vehicles so small?  (Read 1061 times)
RJBowman
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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2017, 01:41:49 am »

A ship sized hovercraft would hover at least a couple of meters off of the ground.

Real hovercraft hover a few inches above the ground; they usually have rubber or plastic skirting that drags across the ground or the water. Hovercraft that hover meters off the ground are a myth created by Hollywood.
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2017, 09:09:50 am »

Sorry. And actually, what these land vehicles will differ from the existing hovercraft.

As I understand it, you can do what You want. Though on wheels, at least on the tracks, though on an air cushion. But the price. But economic efficiency.

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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2017, 03:18:55 pm »

A ship sized hovercraft would hover at least a couple of meters off of the ground.

Real hovercraft hover a few inches above the ground; they usually have rubber or plastic skirting that drags across the ground or the water. Hovercraft that hover meters off the ground are a myth created by Hollywood.
If you include the skirt, yes. But the skirts on the largest hovercraft are quite long, are they not?
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2017, 06:22:02 pm »

When was the last time ANYONE actually WENT on a hovercraft??

From personal experience of crossing the Solent many times by hovercraft I can assure you all that they don't rise up by mere inches, but by a matter of a few feet, and these are relatively small ones (30 odd passengers), large military one will rise considerably more than that maybe 10-15 feet possibly!
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2017, 06:47:16 pm »

How is the ride? I've never been on one.
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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2017, 05:43:48 pm »

The only time I was actually going to go in one, they cancelled the crossing because the sea was too rough.
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« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2017, 08:00:16 pm »

How is the ride? I've never been on one.

Depends.................................on the sea conditions, bumpy, to hang on for grim death!
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