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Dynamic Hovercraft
Craft in hover mode. Forward fan generates air cushion to lift
craft. The craft can also be used on land, ice or snow.
These configuration needs less power to lift of the water surface as a W.I.G. with a V-hull. At a speed of about 43 kn the wings support the craft. If once in ground effect the forward fan is switched to idle and do's not use power from the engine any more. With a splitter on the main prop no extra lift prop is necessary. This will be the next step.
Hovercraft mode
WIG mode
OTHER TYPES
Besides this main types of pure WIG crafts, other vehicles
exists ore being under development. For example in surface
effect ships (S.E.S.) in combination with a WIG craft.
Example: the Hoverwing from Fischer Flugmechanik, or
new hovercrafts and ram WIG combinations.
Hoverwing from Fischer Flugmechanik