|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||180/116 ; 114/67A ; 180/117 ; 180/120|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 8 인용 특허 : 1|
Disclosed is a hovercraft having a pair of air cushions, associated with each air cushion is a rotatable fan which partly produces lifting force and partly propels and maneuvers the craft. The fans are mounted perpendicular to the direction of travel, peripherally on the craft, wherewith the forces produced have long moment arms, and consequently produce a strong turning torque. The fans are mounted on the craft in such a manner that their orientation may be adjusted both horizontally and vertically with respect thereto.
A hovercraft comprising a first air cushion section, a second air cushion section and an intermediate section disposed between said first and second air cushion sections; said intermediate section being vertically movable relative to each of said air cushion sections, said intermediate section including a passenger cabin; each of said air cushion sections having a motor-driven fan means for lifting and propulsion of said hovercraft, each of said motor-driven fan means including a fan pivotable about a horizontal axis with respect to their respective air ...