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2003 UH-18SP with Trailer for $4,500

Darvis

Universal Hovercraft made hull and ducts.
Ram Performance (Clinton Ohio) upgraded engine in 2005.
XTreme (Montrose) built custom aluminum trailer, new decking in 2015.
 
Still hovers, but haven't used in last couple of years. Can bring to Brighton races weekend of September 30th.

Hull Material ("System 3" Epoxy) Composite of 1/8"plywood, 3" extruded foam (insulation), fiberglass cloth, all bonded together with 2 part polyurethane epoxy and vacuum cured.
Hull Thickness 6" in middle, 9" along sides
Hull Dimensions (length X width) 18' 6" X 7' 9"
Thrust Propeller - 2 blade (material/size/pitch) Pine / 60" / 53 Leading edge of propeller blades have epoxied fiberglass cloth (tried Kevlar) with 3M polyurethane tape (used on helicopter blades).
Lift Fan - 4 blade (material/size/pitch) Pine / 34" / 28 *Pine flexes & deforms upon impact with rocks etc. without disintegrating.
Weight / Center of Gravity 950 lbs / 7' 10" from rear (no driver)
Carrying Capacity 1000 lbs (4 - 5 adults)
Speed Capacity 70 mph (surface / weight / wind dependent).
Flight Speed 60 knots airspeed (less speed w/less weight)
Flight Height < 5' for safety and FAA regulations.
Wing Span / Spars 24' / (2) 3" round 6061 aluminum wing spars (one at rear & one at 108" from rear)
Wing & Skirt/bag Material Vinyl covered nylon (18oz./yd2) glued w/ HH-66. Wing material has pockets sewn in front & back to slide over wing spars.
Engine Model Subaru E-81 (1986 GL Wagon).
Engine Size (Liters / Cubic Inches) 1.8 L / 110 cu.in.
Engine Horsepower / Weight 120 HP / 160 lbs.
Engine Details (built by RAM Performance Ltd.) Remanufactured w/ light weight cast pistons, matched combustion chambers, ported cylinder heads w/ larger S.S. valves, HP cam, custom dual intake w/ crossover and 2-into-1 exhaust manifold into glass pack muffler.
Fuel System 2 VM-34 Mikuni carburetors, fed by a Coast Guard approved 12v fuel pump.
Fuel Capacity 12 gallons (2 - 6 gallon tanks).


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