HOVERTREK 4 PASSENGER

Neoteric is the original light hovercraft manufacturer and the Hovertrek is the culmination of Neoteric's 50+ years of experience in light hovercraft design, development and engineering. Its design embodies all of the advantages and advances Neoteric has innovated—side-by-side seating, fully enclosed cabin, highly developed reverse thrust for braking and maneuverability, more cockpit room, increased thrust and low weight. Great efforts have been taken to ensure Hovertrek's aesthetically appealing design. Engineered to satisfy expectations,to give long life and value for money. Hovertrek is the industry standard for light hovercraft.

SPECIFICATIONS

Hovertrek 4 Passenger

Recreational/Commercial/Rescue/Military Specifications

PERFORMANCE

Payload
4 persons, 600 lb (272 kg) average. 750 lb (340 kg) max. 5 persons, 1000 lb (454 kg) gross overload.
Forward Speed
35 mph (56 km/hr) maximum recommended cruise.
30-45 mph (48 to 72 km/hr) mudflat, beach.
45 mph (72 km/hr) calm water.
30-40 mph (48 to 64 km/hr) land, short grass.
40-50 mph (64-80 km/hr) smooth ice.
30-45 mph (48-72 km/hr) firm snow.
Reverse Speed
25 mph (40 km/hr) calm water. (Deluxe Only)
Hump
6 sec, to reach 5 mph (9.7 km/hr) over calm water, with 400 lb (181 kg) payload.
Fuel Consumption
3.5 US gal/hr (13.3 l/hr) at cruising power.
Range-Endurance
81 miles (130 km), 3.25 hours on single tank13 US gal (49 l).
Static Thrust
140 lb (64 kg) 55 hp engine
160 lb (73 kg) 65 hp engine

PHYSICAL

Length
13 ft 8 in (4166 mm) on cushion, 12 ft (3658mm) off cushion.
Width
8 ft 4 in (2540 mm) on cushion, 6 ft 8 in (2032 mm) off cushion.
Height
4 ft 5 in (1346 mm) on cushion, 3 ft 9 in (1143 mm) off cushion. With cabin, 5 ft 2 in (1575 mm) on cushion, 4 ft 6 in (1372 mm) off cushion.
Cockpit
Length 7ft (2134 mm), Width 4 ft 2 in (1270 mm), Depth 1 ft 5 in (438mm)
Hover height
8 in (203 mm) hard structure clearance at full power.
Weight
510 lb +/- 15 lb (232 kg +/- 7 kg) Standard configuration.
555 lb +/- 15 lb (252 kg +/- 7 kg) With all options except cabin.
Noise
83dB(A) at 50 ft (15.2 m), SAE Standard J192a.
Fuel Capacity-Type
13 US gal (49 l) single Aluminum Tank, EPA compliant. premium unleaded gasoline preffered.
Oil
2 cycle mineral oil if available is preffered, if not use good quality (expensive) 2 cycle oil with NAMMA standard TC-W3. Mix ratio 40:1 gas and oil.

LIMITING CONDITIONS

Wind
25 mph (39 km/hr) over hard surfaces, Beaufort force 5.
Sea State
Waves 2 ft (610 mm) chop, otherwise WMO Code 3.
Temperature
-30° F to +110° F (-34° C +43° C).
Slope-Gradient
1 in 6 (16.7%), standing start, smooth surface, 400 lb (181 kg) payload, 65 HP engine.
Surface Type
Useful for transportation on salt or fresh water of any depth, sand, mud, grass, swamp, flat desert, ice, and snow. 

SYSTEMS

Control
Handlebar connected to stainless steel push-pull cable for 4 blade cascade rudder control. Twist grip throttle with adjustable-tension cruise setting. Hand lever operated, electronic fly-by-wire reverse thrust system – advantageous for operation over ice, horizontal buckets generate 60% reverse thrust for static hovering, braking, backing up or differential thrust for steering enhancement. Trim by operator movement (in-line seat configuration) or by front seat movement (bench seat configuration side-by-side). Controls move from side to side for lateral trim.
Flotation
US Coast Guard approved Urethane foam positive flotation 100% of average laden weight plus passenger compartment displacement buoyancy, 42% of average laden weight.
Bilge
Rear mounted 4 in (102 mm) diameter plastic screw “in-out” drain plug. Optional electric pump.
Electrical
Engine driven AC alternator, voltage regulator &rectifier 13V DC, 250 watts at 4000 rpm. Battery 235 AMP at zero degree F.
Cooling
Engine is air cooled by engine mounted belt driven fan.
Heating
None
Engine Deicing
Engine can be equipped with a deicing system.
Navigation
Optional bow and adjustable white stern light with US Coast Guard Certified Yellow Flashing Strobe, water proof search light plug, headlights, instrument panel lights, optional GPS. .
Fuel
Single Aluminum fuel tank with primer bulb and in-line replaceable type fuel filter.
Thrust
One, 28 in (711 mm) diameter, 9-blade Wingfan, 5Z. PAG, 45°/50°, axial fan, at 3000 rpm 55 hp and 65 hp version. Stator system, 10 blades.
Suspension
One third of total air supplied by integrated  Single Fan Lift/Thrust system is diverted to the lift air cushion, which is contained by an extended segmented (finger) skirt air cushion seal system. Skirt material is 8 oz/sq.yd. (267 gm/sqm) 400 denier pack-cloth. Average cushion pressure is 14 lb/sq ft (0.67 kPa)
Landing
Two heavy duty, fiberglass coated, parallel skids run full length of hull.
Power
model 2703, Hirth 521 cc, 55 hp (41 kw) @ 6200 rpm, 2-cycle 2-cylinder, air cooled, electric and manual start, aluminum engine, weight 82 lb (37.3 kg). Optional Hirth model 3203, 625 cc, 65 hp (49 kw) @ 6300 rpm carbureted or injected 82lb (37.3 kg). Spark plug, gap 0.022 in (0.55 mm). Maximum cylinder head temperature at spark plug 535° F (277°C), EGT 1300° F (704° C) . Transmission 34-tooth and 72-tooth hard anodized aluminum HTD sprockets on engine and fan shaft, joined by Carbon Fiber HTD Belt 720-8M-36.  Old Belt 720-8m-50. Fan shaft bearings – 1 in (25.4 mm) bore pillow block Sealmaster NP-16TC and 1 Asahi UEP205 16 .
Safety
2 lb (0.9 kg), dry powder fire extinguisher, ample positive flotation and stability, lanyard kill switch, non-slip floor, normal survival gear, all circuits are fused.
Air Filtration
Twin, large capacity, replaceable and reusable filters with splash guard. Type 0135-RC
Instrumentation
Marine key ignition switch, fuel, tachometer, cylinder head and exhaust gas temperature, hour-meter gauges. Optional volt meter.

CONSTRUCTION

Construction
Composite urethane foam and hand-laid fiberglass hull. Gelcoat and hand-laid fiberglass body. Easily repairable.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations
Upholstered in-line seating for 4, with large capacity, lift up lid storage compartment under seat. Optional 2 plus 2, side-by-side, bench seating, with front seat and controls movable side-by-side, and fore & aft for trim and access. Windshield and optional full cabin enclosure for cold weather operations, cabin doors are 40 1/2 in wide (1029 mm) and 26 in high (660mm).

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance
Provision of large screw type drain plug for wash down. Rapid skirt segment replacement. All mechanical components readily accessible for quick repair. Replaceable air filters. Portable fuel tanks. Thrust duct can be removed in 7 minutes to provide total access to lift duct, fan and exhaust.

SHIPPING PHYSICAL

Length
159 in (4039mm) with thrust reverse system installed. Overall length from trailer hitch to end of buckets = 200 in (5080mm).
Width
80.5 in (2044mm)
Height
Max. 46.3 (1175mm) without cabin 26 in (660mm) from stern. Height at the front is 32 in (813mm) at a position 23 in (584mm) from the bow - wind shield not fitted. Height with cabin fitted 53 in (1346 mm). When mounted on trailer overall height = 73 in (1854 mm).
Crate
Standard crate size 147 in (3734 mm) long x 83 in (2108 mm) wide x 48 in (1219 mm) high. Approximate weight is 372 lb (169 kg). Deluxe crate size is the same as the standard crate except taller to accommodate cabin. Overall height is 58 in (1473.2 mm). Approximate weight is 378 lb (172 kg).
Weight
Wooden crate and standard 1990 model 900 lb (409kg)

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation
Three lifting, handling and tie-down cleats are provided. Optional 4 lift handle system. A system of trailer mounted rubber rollers engage under-hull skids for one person loading and unloading. Road trailering speed should not exceed 85 mph (137 km/hr).

OPTIONS

Options
A range of more than 70 options include Reverse Thrust System, Side by Side Seating Cockpit Enclosure, GPS, Hover on Hover off tilt trailer, etc.
Specifications are based on standard air temperature and pressure with no wind.  For operation at abnormal altitude and temperature, consult Neoteric. Notice is not given when specifications change.