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Skimmer 2
Skimmer 2 & 4
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Skimmer 2 & 4
are new  dynamic hovercrafts from K-designs These multi-purpose vehicles can be used on rivers, lakes, the sea, on ice and snow. Basically the start as a hovercrafts and above about 70 km/h the wings take the whole load and they become wing in ground effect crafts. The operation height will be between .8 m and 1.5 m. Cruising  speed is about 130 km/h and the maximum speed 160 km/h. The model below  is a proof of concept vehicle for the Skimmer 2 and 4. Skimmer 2 plans will only differ in details from this model. Changes  are in the propulsion system. The Skimmer 2 has two seats side by side. The Skimmer 4 will follow shortly. The next model will be the 2 engine 8 seat Skimmer 8.
For test pictures in the hover mode see the next page
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Skimmer 2
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01.20.2010

Model test of a Skimmer II from Norway.
See You tube movie