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hovercraft click to hear : hovercraft

Propeller vehicle that moves above water (or land) by gliding on a cushion of air it creates by blowing downward.
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dynamics propeller navigation light air intake radar bow door control deck skirt finger flexible skirt life raft baggage racks drive shaft rudder propeller duct

dynamics propeller click to hear : dynamics propeller

Device that is made up of blades integrated with a shaft; it pushes air behind the hovercraft thus causing a forward movement.

air intake click to hear : air intake

Intake opening for the fan.

radar click to hear : radar

Detection device that emits radio waves and receives their echo; it is used to avoid collisions and to navigate when visibility is reduced.

bow door click to hear : bow door

Door for passengers to enter and exit the cabin.

control deck click to hear : control deck

Compartment from which the pilots operate the hovercraft.

skirt finger click to hear : skirt finger

Flexible and pliable extension to the skirt that adapts to the surface of the water.

flexible skirt click to hear : flexible skirt

Rubber flexible side that surrounds the edge of the hull to trap the air blown down by the lift fan; this increases pressure, which in turn causes lift.

life raft click to hear : life raft

Inflatable boat that transports passengers and crew in case of emergency.

baggage racks click to hear : baggage racks

Compartment for storing luggage.

drive shaft click to hear : drive shaft

Part transmitting the engine’s rotational movement to the propellers.

rudder click to hear : rudder

Pivoting part behind the propeller blast for steering the hovercraft.

propeller duct click to hear : propeller duct

Metal part that surrounds the propeller and increases its power by concentrating its air intake.