Hover Craft Research Paper

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rResearch Paper Science Fair – Hovercraft 1716: Swedish designer Emmanual Swedenborg produces the first hovercraft design, lifted by human powered oars. 1870s: British engineer Mark Daniel Webber builds a test model using air force between the hull of a boat and the water. 1877: British shipbuilder John Thornycraft constructs and patents some boats using lubricated hulls. 1915: Austro-Hungarian navy officer Dagobert Muller von Thomamuhl builds the first workable hovercraft-like vehicle, called Versuchsgleitboot System Thomamuhl. 1927: Soviet rocket science Konstantin Tsiolkovsky discusses the theory of air-cushion crafts in his book Air Resistance and The Express Train. 1931: Finnish engineer Toivo Kaario constructs and patents an air-cushion vehicle. 1940s: American inventor Charles Joseph Fletcher builds his Glidemobile, some see him as the inventor of the hovercraft. The United States Department of War classifies his creation. 1952: English engineer Christopher Cockerell invents and tests the hovercraft. British military authorities classify it as national secret. 1956: The Ministry of Supply permits the Saunders Roe aviation company to check the possibilities. 1957: The National Research and Development Corporation helps Cockerell with patenting. 1958: The Saunders Roe aviation company builds the SR-N1 also known as the Saunders Roe Nautical One. 1959: American scientist W. Bertelsen develops his prototype the Aeromobile 35-B. Demonstration of the Saunders Roe Nautical One at the Isle of Wight. July 25: First SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel between Calais - France and Dover - United Kingdom. December: The Duke of Edinburgh damages the SR-N1 during a test flight. 1978: March 9: French Engineer Jean Bertin tests his N500-02 again. April 6: The stretched SR-N4 Princess Anne with Mk3 specifications or Super 4 is

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