Originally patterned after a British amateur hovercraft - The Players No6
designed by Formula 1 race car designer Owen Maddock. The HoveRover went
into mass production in Ottawa in the late 1960's. It was so successful
that quite a number were sold in Britain!
The Hoverover was powered by
three JLO 2-stroke air-cooled engines. One was mounted ahead of the cabin
and powered two aluminum cenrifugal fans for lift. The other two were
mounted in ducts at the rear of the craft, each directly driving a 2-bladed
36" metal propeller for thrust.
The Freighter version of the Hoverover.
The base of the machine was made of formed and extruded aluminum sections
with foam attached for buoyancy. A tubular and formed steel sub-frame
mounted on vibration isolators supported the lift fan assembly. A one
piece fibreglass hull and cabin or cockpit was fitted above.
Length: 16'3" Width: 7'6" Height:
5'2" Empty Weight: 840 lbs Payload: 600
The HoveRover was made by
Box 900, Station B