Flying Hovercraft set to take to the skies

The Flying Hovercraft seems to be something pulled from the pages of the future, but it is very real right here and now. Thanks to Rudy Heeman of Nelson, New Zealand, this hovercraft is capable of flight and can function equally well either on water or on land. This is clearly a labor of love, taking up to 11 years of Mr. Heeman’s life. The hoverwing functions like those on a normal hovercraft, although when you hit the maximum speed of 60mph, its wings will be be extended further for it to take flight. Powered by a 1.8 liter Subaru engine, it sports removable wings and has a maximum flight weight capacity of 160kg, so we’re guessing there isn’t any room for on-board snacks. You won’t fall very far from the sky though, since it has a maximum flying height of around 3 meters.

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