Performance testing of hovercraft is necessary for a number of reasons and the spectrum of hovercraft to be tested extends from small hovercraft such as the Pindair Skima 2 to the large British Hovercraft Corporation (BHC) SR.N4. Recent instrumentation developments include a craft trim indicator which utilizes a sensitive accelerometer, water speed indication using Doppler and automatic data recording systems; examples of these developments are described. Hovercraft performance trials often require accurate measurement of environmental conditions, in particular wave measurement; the use of the Datawell Waverider is outlined.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 147-156

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  • Accession Number: 00135844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1978 12:00AM