Hover Jet Inc.
Described as "an amphibious workhorse" in the factory brochures,
the HJ-1000 was designed to meet the needs of exploration parties. It was
constructed using standard GRP and could carry a payload of up to 1,000
lb. Lift was supplied by a single Kohler 42HP K440-2AS 2-cycle air cooled
engine driving two 20" diameter 10-bladed aluminum fans mounted
vertically at the opposite ends of a transverse shaft. Propulsive thrust
was supplied by two ducted mounted, 42-HP Kohler K440's, each driving a single
30" diameter 10-bladed axial fan.
The skirt was a segmented loop constructed of laminated 16-oz
nylon coated with neoprene. The hull was of two piece construction
comprising upper and lower fibreglass bodies mounted on a welded steel inner
The driver sat forward and up to four passengers were
accommodated in a wide cabin aft.
Length: 18' Width:
7'10" Empty Wt: 970 lb Payload: 1,200
The manufacturer's address was:
58 Glen Cameron Road, No. 21
Tel: (416) 881-0737