The srn1 hovercraft saunders roe nautical 1, the worlds first experimental hovercraft, designed in 1958 by sir christopher cockerell, who is now patron of the hovercraft museum. A hovercraft is one of the children of the air cushion vehicle acv family that flies above the. Drunk hovercraft pilot is caught on video failing to land the craft. The srn1 hovercraft undergoing trials at leeonthesolent, hampshire uk. Get premium, high resolution news photos at getty images. Businesses will especially like how hovercraft allows for a lot of information while maintaining overall context. If you are fascinated by model hovercraft, or hovercraft in general, and you want to join an association of. A hovercraft, also known as an aircushion vehicle or acv, is a craft capable of travelling over. The craft was designed by the inventor of the hovercraft, sir christopher cockerell wikipedia page. N1 made its first hover on 11 june 1959, and made its famed successful crossing of the. Click the us navy links to see further details and download hires versions of these photos. Dover castle can be seen on a hill in the background. The story goes that when the hovercraft was first proposed, its designers wrangled over the kind of.
And yet, half a century after the hovercraft s moment in the sun in the mid 1960s and 16 years since the princesses margaret and anne were decommissioned in favour of. His srn1 debuted in 1959 and crossed the channel the same year. A news report celebrating 50 years of the hovercraft, with video. Rating is available when the video has been rented. The craft astounded all on its first flights from its production factory at east cowes, isle of wight. Find highquality hovercraft stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. The model has a 90 size outrunner brushless motor for the centrifugal lift fan and a 40 size outrunner brushless on the thrust propellor. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else.
Playlist of my favourite hovercraft videos by others on youtube. Various shots srn1 saunders roe n1 hovercraft drifting in water. The craft was designed by sir christopher cockerell, inventor of the hovercraft. The saunders roe srn1 experimental hovercraft on the thames at. Model hovercraft association public group facebook. Inside hovertravels new isle of wight hovercraft solent flyer duration. The saunders roe srn1 experimental hovercraft on the thames at westminster. The hovercraft has been designed with novices in mind and allows you to build a robust and almost foolproof but fun model that will operate on water and land. The srn1 was the first fullsized proofofconcept hovercraft, built in 1959 by sauders roe aviation under commission from the british national research and development corporation nrdc.
Following our first pictures of the hovercraft, we now give a closeup of this intriguing machine. Creates visual aids that help retain much more information for longer periods of time. An easytounderstand explanation of how hovercraft travel over water. The mha has pleasure in offering a free model hovercraft plan that is suitable for everyone, even beginners. And yet, half a century after the hovercrafts moment in the sun in the mid 1960s and 16 years since the. The saunders roe srn1 experimental hovercraft on the. Find highquality hover craft stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. News uk home news government housing scheme threatens two historic hovercraft with scrap heap. The kiddy craft plan was designed as part of a mha competition to.1663 160 305 481 1457 43 241 880 901 798 1104 148 1616 1170 1059 843 567 966 1225 973 1293 972 1589 3 1431 1452 1609 497 505 663 954 874 1004 156 10 619 264 510 115 625 312 598 880 180 1362 443 1407 1124