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6-Passenger Recreational/Commercial/Rescue/Military Specifications/Particulars

Neoteric is the original light hovercraft manufacturer and the Hovertrek™ is the culmination of Neoteric’s 40 years of experience in light hovercraft design, development and engineering. Its design embodies all of the advantages and advances Neoteric has innovated-side-by-side seating, fully enclosed cabin, highly developed reverse thrust for braking and maneuverability, more cockpit room, increased thrust and low weight. Great efforts have been taken to ensure the Hovertrek’s aesthetically appealing design. Engineered to satisfy expectations and to give long life and value for money, the Hovertrek™ is the industry standard for light hovercraft.

DIAGRAMS

PERFORMANCE

Payload

6 persons, 900 lb (408 kg) average. 1025 lb (466 kg) max.

Forward Speed

35 mph (56 km/hr) maximum recommended cruise.
30-45 mph (48 to 72 km/hr) mudflat, beach.
45 mph (72 km/hr) calm water.
30-40 mph (48 to 64 km/hr) land, short grass.
40-50 mph (64-80 km/hr) smooth ice.
30-45 mph (48-72 km/hr) firm snow.

Particulars are based on
standard air temperature
and pressure with no
wind. For operation at
abnormal altitude and
temperature, consult
Neoteric. Notice is not
given when particulars change

Reverse Speed

25 mph (40 km/hr) calm water.

Hump

10 sec, to reach 5 mph (9.7 km/hr) over calm water, with 1025 lb (466 kg) payload.

Fuel Consumption

5 US gal/hr (19 l/hr) at cruising power.

Range-Endurance

84 miles (135 km) at cruising speed, 2.4 hr, dual tanks. 126 miles (203 km), 3.6 hours, single long range tank.

Static Thrust

200 lbs (90 kg)

PHYSICAL

Length

15 ft 8 in (4775 mm) on cushion, 14 ft (4267mm) off cushion.

Width

8 ft 4 in (2540 mm) on cushion, 6 ft 8 in (2032 mm) off cushion.

Height

4 ft 6 in (1372 mm) on cushion, 3 ft 9 in (1143 mm) off cushion. With cabin, 5 ft 3 in (1600 mm) on cushion, 4 ft 6 in (1372 mm) off cushion.

Cockpit

Length 9 ft (2743 mm), Width 4 ft 2 in (1270 mm), Depth 1 ft 5 in (438 mm)

Hover Height

9 in (228 mm) hard structure clearance at full power.

Weight

640 lbs +/- 15 lbs (290 kg +/- 7 kg) Standard configuration.
780 lb +/- 15 lb (353 kg +/- 7 kg) With all options.

Noise

87dB(A), SAE Standard J192a.

Fuel Capacity-Type

12 US gal (45.4 l) dual tanks, 18 gal (68 l) triple tanks. Premium unleaded gasoline, 40:l gas/2 cycle oil mix.

LIMITING CONDITIONS

Wind

25 mph (39 km/hr) over hard surfaces, Beaufort force 5.

Sea State

Waves 2 ft (610 mm) chop, otherwise WMO Code 3.

Temperature

-30° F to +110° F (-34° C +43° C).

Slope-Gradient

1 in 7 (15%), standing start, smooth surface, 700 lb (181 kg) payload.

Surface Type

Useful for transportation on salt or fresh water of any depth, sand, mud, grass, swamp, flat desert, ice, and snow.

SYSTEMS

Control

Handlebar connected to stainless steel push-pull cable for 4 blade cascade rudder control. Twist grip throttle with adjustable-tension cruise setting. Hand lever operated, electronic fly-by-wire reverse thrust system - advantageous for operation over ice, horizontal buckets generate 60% reverse thrust for static hovering, braking, backing up or differential thrust for steering enhancement. Trim by operator movement (in-line seat configuration) or by front seat movement (bench seat configuration side-by-side). Controls move from side to side for lateral trim.

Flotation

US Coast Guard approved Urethane foam positive flotation 135% of unladen weight plus passenger compartment displacement buoyancy, 78% of unladen weight.

Bilge

Rear mounted 4 in (102 mm) diameter plastic screw "in-out" drain plug. Optional electric pump.

Electrical

Engine driven AC alternator, voltage regulator and rectifier 13V DC, 250 watts at 4000 rpm. Battery 235 AMP at zero degree F.

Cooling

Engine is liquid cooled by engine mounted pump and twin air radiators.

Heating

Hot water heating system is optional for cabin configuration.

Navigation

Optional bow and adjustable white stern light, optional search light plug, headlights, instrument panel lights, optional GPS.

Fuel

Dual plastic marine portable fuel tanks 12 gal (48 l) with in-line replaceable type fuel filter. Optional additional 6 gal (24 l) tank. System utilizes each 6 gal tank at one time.

Thrust

One, 28 in (711 mm) diameter, 12-blade Multiwing, 5Z. PAG, 50°, axial fan, at 3180 rpm 100 hp. Stator system, 10 blades.

Suspension

One third of total air supplied by integrated system is diverted to the lift air cushion, which is contained by an extended segmented (finger) skirt. Skirt material is 8 oz/sq.yd. (267 gm/sqm) 400 denier pack-cloth. Average cushion pressure is 18 lb/sq ft (0.86 kPa)

Landing

Two heavy duty, fiberglass coated, parallel skids run full length of hull.

Power

Model 3701 939 cc, 100 hp (74 kw) @ 6500 rpm, fuel injected, 2-cycle 3-cylinder, liquid cooled, electric start, aluminum, weight 108 lbs (49 kg). Maximum Exhaust Gas Temperature 1300° F (704° C)  Transmission 32-tooth and 64-tooth PolyChain sprockets on engine and fan shaft, joined by 8MGT-720-62 HTD belt. Fan shaft bearings - two 1-1/4 in (31.38 mm) bore pillow block Sealmaster TB-20RC.

Safety

2 lb (0.9 kg), dry powder fire extinguisher, ample positive flotation and stability, lanyard kill switch, non-slip floor, normal survival gear, all circuits are fused.

Air Filtration

Triple, large capacity, replaceable and reusable filters with splash guard. Type  

Instrumentation

Marine key ignition switch, fuel, tachometer, cylinder head and exhaust gas temperature, hour-meter gauges. Optional volt meter.

CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Composite urethane foam and hand-laid fiberglass hull. Gelcoat and hand-laid fiberglass body. Easily repairable.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations

Upholstered in-line seating for 6, with large capacity. Two lift up lid storage compartments under seat. Optional 2 plus 2 plus 2, side-by-side, bench seating, with front seat and controls movable side-by-side, and fore & aft for trim and access. Windshield and optional full cabin enclosure for cold weather operations, cabin doors are 64 1/2 in wide (1638 mm) and 26 in high (660 mm).

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance

Provision of large screw type drain plug for wash down. Rapid skirt segment replacement. All mechanical components readily accessible for quick repair. Replaceable air filters. Portable fuel tanks standard. Thrust duct can be removed in 7 minutes to provide total access to lift duct, fan and exhaust.

SHIPPING PHYSICAL

Length

188 in (4775mm) with thrust reverse system installed. Overall length from trailer hitch to end of buckets = 224 in (5690 mm).

Width

80.5 in (2044mm)

Height

Max. 46.3 (1175mm) without cabin 26 in (660mm) from stern. Height at the front is 32 in (813mm) at a position 23 in (584mm) from the bow - wind shield not fitted. Height with cabin fitted 53 in (1346 mm). When mounted on trailer overall height = 73 in (1854 mm).

Crate

Standard crate size 171 in (4343 mm) long x 83 in (2108 mm) wide x 48 in (1219 mm) high. Approximate weight is 434 lb (197 kg). Deluxe crate size is the same as the standard crate except taller to accommodate cabin. Overall height is 58 in (1473.2 mm). Approximate weight is 441 lb (200 kg).

Weight

Wooden crate and standard  model 1074 lb (487 kg)

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation

Three lifting, handling and tie-down cleats are provided. Optional 6 lift handle system. A system of trailer mounted rubber rollers engage under-hull skids for one person loading and unloading. Road trailering speed should not exceed 85 mph (137 km/hr).

OPTIONS

Options

A range of more than 70 accessories includes Reverse Thrust System, Side by Side Seating Cockpit Enclosure, GPS, Hover on Hover off tilt trailer, etc.

Specifications are based on standard air temperature and pressure with no wind.  For operation at abnormal altitude and temperature, consult Neoteric. Notice is not given when specifications change.


 
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