Tag Archives: Hovercraft

Here’s A Real-life BTTF DeLorean That Flies, Well, Kind Of…

What you see here is a hovercraft version of the iconic flying car from the second instalment of Back to the Future. I know right. If the DeLorean from the movie flies, surely it can skim over water too, right? Honestly, I don’t know if it could, but one thing for sure is, this DeLorean Hovercraft surely can. Except that this isn’t an actual DeLorean. It is a custom built hovercraft that has a shell that mimics the look of legendary DeLorean DMC-12 as featured in BTTF trilogy. Continue reading Here’s A Real-life BTTF DeLorean That Flies, Well, Kind Of…

Blade Inductrix Switch Is A RC Drone And Hovercraft Rolled Into One

Horizon Hobby has joined the elite group of ‘hybrid’ remote control toys with the new Blade Inductrix Switch. Now., you may ask: what is hybrid and how is it elite? Elite because, it is far and few between, and hybrid offers two modes, usually involving a flying drone mode and a land or sea mode. There are really not many such ‘hybrid’. Off the cuff, we can think are Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil, the ceiling crawling Parrot Minidrone and the couple of from B. Continue reading Blade Inductrix Switch Is A RC Drone And Hovercraft Rolled Into One

Hov Pod’s Newest Hovercraft is the First of its Kind That’s Made from Carbon Fiber, Kevlar and HDPE

If you’re going to travel over a variety of terrains, then you’ll be needing a rugged ride. One that’s built to take the beating the terrains could unleash on it. One like the Hov Pod Carbon Fiber Hovercraft. Touted as the first hovercraft to be made from carbon fiber, Kevlar and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), the Hov Pod Carbon Fiber Hovercraft seats up to 8 person and is suited for a varieties of purposes, including leisure and personal transportation, fishery, search and rescue operations, and deterring of drug and people smugglers. It can also be outfitted to detect unexploded bombs in say, a desert and when configured with GPS mapping system and magnetometers, it can also serve as a big-ass metal detectors to locate and map UXO. Continue reading Hov Pod’s Newest Hovercraft is the First of its Kind That’s Made from Carbon Fiber, Kevlar and HDPE

You Can Own the Terrain Like a Boss with Renegade Hovercraft, without Blowing Your Hearing

I am not sure why would you need a hovercraft, but I suppose if you want to own the terrain like a boss, then a hovercraft seems like a logical choice. If so, you might want to give Renegade Hovercraft a thought. Renegade, btw, is a successful line of personal hovercraft from the folks who live and breathe hovercraft, Universal Hovercraft and if you can recall, Universal Hovercraft is the outfit responsible for Flying Hovercraft which cost a mighty $190,000 when it was introduced a few years ago. The Renegade range is a little more down-to-earth, well, quite literally. It is basically the hovercraft you have come to expect, which means it will let you maneuver across land and water without the awkwardness associated with typical amphibious vehicles and as a boon, you can have a person hitching a ride with you to share the fun. Continue reading You Can Own the Terrain Like a Boss with Renegade Hovercraft, without Blowing Your Hearing

The Golf Cart Hovercraft

forget about the pimped up Pennwick Custom Golf Carts. if you really want absolute style when you are hitting the fairways, The Golf Cart Hovercraft by Neoteric Hovercraft is the way to go. when pro golfer Bubba Watson’s Oakley BW1 hovercraft first made its debut, you couldn’t own one even you have the cash to spare, but thanks to the good people at Hammacher Schlemmer, you can now own one for just $58,000. no kidding. the craft is ready for your taking as long you have the money; all that’s left to do is to find a golf course that will tolerate a vehicle that’s capable of gliding over sand traps and water hazards with its whirling 65 horsepower twin-cylinder Hirth engine. the Hirth engine drives a nine-blade axial-flow ducted fan, enabling this amphibious vehicle to hit 45 mph (72 km/h), while keeping it hovering at a comfortable 9 inches off the ground, thereby keeping the lush greeneries beneath out of harms way (though we can’t say the same for the sand trap). Continue reading The Golf Cart Hovercraft

Mercier-Jones Hovercraft

even if hovercrafts are licensed to be on the road, we doubt if anyone would be thrilled to be driving an uninspiring, rubber wrapped vehicle down the street and that’s not to mention the mandatory, deafening roar when it is in operation – unless the hovercraft that we are talking about look as impressive as the Mercier-Jones Hovercraft. this Mercier-Jones’ iteration of the go-anywhere vehicle features a distinctive sharp, sports car look of carbon fiber and metal alloy construction. though undeniably sexy, the vehicle is not all beauty without brain or brawl. Continue reading Mercier-Jones Hovercraft

The Flying Hovercraft

The Flying Hovercraft
(photos: Universal Hovercraft) The Flying Hovercraft | US$190,000.00 | www.hovercraft.com

lets be honest: cutting through your local lake in a speedboat is monotonous at its best. we cannot fathom what’s so thrilling about sliding corners and creating wakes or towing somebody behind. to us, a real thrill is the ability to get to almost anywhere, even if it means beating through swamping area or getting over stray stumps. for that, you will need a vehicle like the Flying Hovercraft aka the UH 19RW Hoverwing. as the name implies, it is a hovercraft with wings that allow it to take flight. Continue reading The Flying Hovercraft