Hover Jet Inc.
The HJ-100 was described in Hoverjet's literature as "a
high performance, single-seat sports hovercraft of GRP construction".
It had a claimed top speed of 65-70 mph! It employed an integrated
lift/propulsion system whereby a single Kohler 2-cylinder, 2-cycle air cooled
engine of 36 HP drove a transverse fan shaft via a toothed belt. At the
opposite ends of the fan shaft were two 24" axial fans. One of these
fed air to the cushion while the other had its thrust directed aft through a
rectangular outlet for thrust.
The craft was steered with a rudder stick which directed three interconnected
vanes set in the air jet aft. Airflow for braking and reversing was
provided by lowering a lever operated thrust director plate into the duct ahead
of the rudder vane, which directed thrust air upwards and through a forward
facing roof aperture. The hull was a two piece moulded GRP with a metal motor mounting.
Length: 12' Width:
5'10" Height: 3'2" Empty Wt:
340lbs Payload: 240lb Max speed: 70MPH
The manufacturer's address was:
58 Glen Cameron Road, No. 21
Tel: (416) 881-0737