Hovercraft

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I had this project on hovercraft in transportation and my teacher told us to keep it short so I have listed only the advantages and disadvantages and a few pictures. Hope you like it :)

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  • • They can travel over almost any surface.• They are fast when compared to a conventional marine vessel.• They are considerably cheaper to operate than helicopters.• They are easy to operate and maintain.• They have no underwater pressure signature and have no impact on marine life.Hovercraft are constrained to a given payload:• Their weight must balance their lift.• High winds and heavy sea states have an unfavourable affect on performance.• They need a degree of inspection and maintenance.• They ideally need to be stored under cover out of climatic extremes.• Hovercraft cannot operate on steep slopes
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    1. 1. Advantages • Can travel across varying terrain; ground, water, mud, sand, ice, • More economical than helicopters • Can be launched from ship
    2. 2. Disadvantages • They move a lot of air and can be relatively loud • Steep grades can be issue • Potential of skirt damage/puncture • Not exactly agile (eg: cornering)

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