Key concepts. Vehicles Air Friction Engineering Aerodynamics Introduction Have you ever ridden on a hovercraft? It is like gliding on a cushion. Our goal is to make our hovercraft design more aerodynamic by reducing the cross-sectional area of the reference face and eliminating any flat surfaces. I can’t speak to what sources you were reading, but the air under a hovercraft is higher than ambient air pressure, not lower. Wikipedia.

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19XR Sport | Universal Hovercraft

Unauthorized use of any content on this site is prohibited. Universal Hovercraft’s 19XR Sport is a sleek, high performance hovercraft capable of carrying 6 passengers or lbs at speeds up to 75 mph over any smooth terrain. The 19XR Sport hovercraft is manufactured for leisure, commercial, patrol, rescue and military applications.


Fuel efficiency The 19XR’s aerodynamic body, large propeller, and 4-stroke engine contribute to its outstanding performance and fuel od. Fly effortlessly on a cushion of air from land to water, over broken and thin ice; go where other vehicles cannot.

Unmatched aerodynamics Smooth lines, excellent aerodynamics and our high efficiency drive system keep the noise inside and outside the cockpit lower than any manufactured hovercraft available. Cockpit noise is further reduced by enclosing and insulating the engine. It’s normal to hold a conversation with others in the craft while cruising at aerrodynamics mph.

This construction method helps us achieve a lightweight high strength structure that is perfectly suited for commercial operations over the most difficult terrain. The foam core provides 3, pounds of positive floatation making the craft un-sinkable.

Why we don’t use fiberglass or HDPE? Climate controlled The enclosed cabin can be climate controlled for luxurious aeordynamics in extremely hot and cold conditions. This is truly a four season vehicle.


Gull wing doors make entry into the cockpit easy.

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The doors are easily removable for warm weather operations. Luxury This is a first class hovercraft for those who want to oc in style. Seating is extremely comfortable for the pilot and passengers. UHXR-Sport – hp.