Discover The Hovercraft

Author: Kevin Jackson
ISBN: 9780975341407
Size: 15,20 MB
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Discover the secrets of the Hovercraft. Learn how a Hovercraft works and find out how to build your own air cushion craft experiment. Explore Hovercraft design, understand the Hovercraft principle and trace the history of this extraordinary craft.

The Hovercraft

Author: Ashley Hollebone
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752490516
Size: 14,14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The hovercraft was first created in 1959, when Sir Christopher Cockerell came up with a prototype that crossed the English Channel. The SRN1, the first ever hovercraft, is now proudly housed by the Science Museum and this very British invention enjoys an active role in many arenas, from travel, leisure cruising and racing to lifesaving and transporting goods. This detailed book delves into the history of the hovercraft, from the early days of its development through to the commercial and military applications of the craft. It looks into the exciting world of hovercraft leisure, cruising and racing from amateur to Formula 1, and also explores the important role the hovercraft plays in rescues whether on water or delivering aid around the word in places that helicopters can’t reach. Finally, it details the types of hovercraft in use today, and what the future holds. The hovercraft is more than a product of 1960s Britain: it is one that has pushed the boundaries of transport as we look into the future and we have the back-shed culture of Britain to thank for its invention.

The Hovercraft Story

Author: Ashley Hollebone
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752485121
Size: 19,36 MB
Format: PDF
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Motoring journalist Ashley Hollebone reveals for the first time the full story behind the hovercraft, a wonderful British invention that was created in a back shed from a rusty food tin and an old hair dryer – simple yet remarkable! Christopher Cockerell’s 1950s invention has found a multitude of uses across numerous arenas, from cross-Channel ferries and leisure cruising to racing at up to 80mph; it has modernised travel and has an impressive safety record, yet despite this little has been written about this, one of the most innovative modes of transport. This colourful book decisively redresses the balance and comprehensively reveals the history of the hovercraft, through photographs and diagrams, making it an invaluable addition to every enthusiast’s library.

How To Build A Hovercraft

Author: Stephen Voltz
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452131996
Size: 11,56 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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From the Coke and Mentos fountain makers who found initial fame via Maker Faire and YouTube (more than 150 million views!) comes this collection of DIY science projects guaranteed to inspire a love of experimentation. Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, also known as EepyBird, share their favorite projects: a giant air vortex cannon, a leaf blower hovercraft, a paper airplane that will fly forever, and many more. Each experiment features instructions that will take users from amateur to showman level—there's something here for all skill levels—alongside illustrations, photographs, and carefully explained science. How to Build a Hovercraft is guaranteed to engage curious minds and create brag-worthy results!

Hovercraft Technology Economics And Applications

Author: J.R. Amyot
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483290859
Size: 11,66 MB
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The amphibious versatility, marine speed and low footprint pressure have given the hovercraft a role in specialized applications. Among them are search and rescue, emergency medical services, military and arctic operations, icebreaking, patrol, law enforcement, ferries, and recreational activities such as racing. To meet these demands, the hovercraft has undergone considerable development since its inception. A comprehensive and timely review of the analysis, design, operation, economics and applications of hovercraft is presented in this volume by a team of highly qualified experts. The topics covered range from first principles to the state-of-the-art, with extensive references to current literature. The overall presentation is intended not to exceed the final year level of undergraduate engineering. The introduction and summary sections of all chapters are intended to give a qualitative grasp of the material covered without having to read all the technical portions. In varying degrees, the volume will appeal to managers, decision-support staff, operators, technologists, undergraduate students, and anyone entering the hovercraft field or seeking an introduction to it. It will also be of interest to design engineers, researchers and graduate students. Thus, this volume can serve as an up-to-date reference on several important aspects of hovercraft for a wide range of readers.

Merchant Shipping Legislation

Author: Aengus R M Fogarty
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351867393
Size: 15,30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now in its third edition, Merchant Shipping Legislation is a useful tool tool for those wishing to refer to the UK and Commonwealth merchant shipping statutes. Organized in subject areas and regularly updated, this complete annotation and commentary on the UK and Commonwealth merchant shipping legislation will be of use to the work of maritime lawyers in the UK and overseas. All the provisions of the various merchant shipping acts are contained in a single easy-to-use volume organized in subject areas. Divided into twenty chapters, the work addresses all the most important areas including: registration; collisions; salva≥ pilota≥ environmental protection; oil pollution and carriage of goods.


Author: Sarah Tieck
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 1617589764
Size: 14,91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Put readers in the pilot's seat of a hovercraft! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of hovercraft. Readers will learn how powerful hovercraft move over land and water to be used in war, for rescue work, and for racing and recreation. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a hovercraft. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Safety measures and hovercraft history are also discussed. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Australian Curriculum English

Editor: R.I.C. Publications
ISBN: 1921750898
Size: 16,10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Law Of Hovercraft

Author: Laszlo Joseph Kovats
Size: 19,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Lcac Military Hovercraft

Author: Steve Parker
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 9781429600958
Size: 15,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Provides an in-depth look at the LCAC military hovercraft, with detailed cross-section diagrams, photographs, and additional facts and information."