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Old Aug 27, 2011, 12:47 AM
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My model is not that small since it is actually over half a meter long. I have dug up the original specs for the CC7 and I didn't find anything about being able to control pressure in different parts of the skirt (although I thought I had read that somewhere). Apparently the superior handling was due to a combination of steering vanes and being able to reverse the air thrust between the two turbines (schematic in "Introduction to Hovercraft and Hoverports"). According to Angela Croome's book the CC7 was able to complete a high speed slalom beween the piers of the Hungerford bridge in a manner no other watercraft could match and left a Russian Hydrofoil for dead in a straight speed run. It makes you wonder why they aren't still in production.
PS. I have since read that the CC2 could alter the pressure in different parts of the "skirt" for steering, and was close to getting airborne - now there is a candidate for a flying hovercraft!
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