1962-01-01

We’ve Eliminated The Wheel 620194

This paper considers a vehicle without wheels - the hovercraft. Discussed are theory of operation, terms used in describing basic components, methods of operation and construction, and problems encountered in the design of hovercraft. Described are many hovercraft already in operation, future designs, and the author’s firsthand experience with the design, construction, and piloting of an actual man-carrying hovercraft.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X