equations taken from the book Hovercrafting as a Hobby, by James Perozzo.
If you do not know how to use the results, you may want to purchase a copy of Mr.
Perozzo's book. It provides complete information on hovercraft design.
|Notice: Calculations assume a rectangular platform with a
slope or wedge shape at the front. To use the calculator without returning to
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proper operation of any hovercraft based on results obtained from this calculator.
Calculator provides approximations only.
Step 1: Lift System Calculations
Enter data in the following four fields, then press the "Calculate" button.
Answers will appear in the "Results Lift System Calculations" table