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Claydon House 2011

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

After a year away in Seattle I was hungry for some hovercraft action, so i spent a few weeks going over the orange craft and trying to sort out some of its issues. Read More

Claydon house- Last event of 2010

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Since i was about to move to the US for a year i wanted to go out in a blaze of glory! Read More

2010 World Championships- Towcester Racecourse

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

It was finally time for the event i built the orange craft for. Read More

Pre World Champs Testing

Monday, August 9th, 2010

In the end i planned to use the orange craft but keep the yellow craft in reserve.

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Gang Warily, Southampton

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

After barely putting the craft back together the night before the event, my trailer tyre blew out (thanks to Dad and Tony for saving us) setting the tone for the event. Read More

Cholmondeley House- Pageant of Power

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

This was the Orange Peril’s first outing to a race meeting, up North Read More

Carbon duct assembly

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Started it up for the first time and the carbon frame is still in one piece… Read More

June Build progress

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Have been hard at work on the new hover for the last week but its unlikely to be done for Rother Valley in Sheffield, which is a shame as its one of the courses i still havn’t raced before. My bag skirt would love the long water straight…

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Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Have started assembling the craft, and hope to bring it to it’s first race towards the end of June. Read More

Rush rush rush!

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Doesnt seem to be enough time to get everything done but we will see!

We have been assembling the duct with its stiffening ring and flow straighteners, which are now on their way to being a complete unit. The honeycomb has come out very stiff and the stators have connected in nicely. Read More