A flying hovercraft is something you don’t expect to see in a catalog, that is unless…you’re talking about Hammacher Schlemmer’s. They’ve been around for 174-years, specializing in the unexpected, and this item most certainly falls under that category. It can glide over land as well as water, yet also soar in the air at up to 70 mph, thanks to a 130hp twin-cylinder engine.
This liquid-cooled, turbocharged gasoline engine drives its 60-inch wood / composite thrust propeller, while a 1,1100rpm lift fan inflates its vinyl-coated nylon skirt for when you need to hover above ground. A pilot uses a joystick to control three vertical rudders and the elevators. To move forward, there’s a twist friction-lock throttle and a variable drive system controls the lift fan for hovering.
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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 insurmountable to a typical hovercraft. Its low center of gravity and composite fiberglass/PVC hull enable it to operate in winds up to 25 mph and waves up to 6′ when in flight. Braking is provided by lowering the lift fan’s rpms; comes to rest on Kevlar composite landing skids,” said the company.