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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Hovercraft => Topic started by: eddy8757 on October 27, 2018, 01:49:57 PM

Title: SRN6
Post by: eddy8757 on October 27, 2018, 01:49:57 PM
Hi All,


I'm looking for a set of Mark Porters plans for the SRN5/6 - His website has vanished, so I wondered if anyone had a set of his plans? I'd happily pay all costs and postage etc etc...


Please let me know if you can help.


Regards
Eddy
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: tigertiger on October 27, 2018, 02:41:41 PM
Now there is a blast from the past.
I remember when the SRN6 first went into service in the UK because there was a Blue Peter feature on it. Wow.
That got me looking on Wikipedia, although only a few went into service in the UK, North Korea has 130 of SRN6 based designed craft in operation.  I have also had a ride on one of the Chinese variants on the Yellow River in Henan Province in China.
I also read about the later SRN4 which is much larger.


Sorry if that is a bit off topic.
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: Stan on October 27, 2018, 02:57:07 PM
Hi Eddy contact the Model Hovercraft Association they are group of dedicated hovercraft moddelers.  Just type in on the net Model Hovercraft Association hope this helps.




Stan
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: KitS on October 27, 2018, 03:12:50 PM

I remember when the SRN6 first went into service in the UK because there was a Blue Peter feature on it. Wow.

I also read about the later SRN4 which is much larger.


I flew/sailed on SRN6s numerous times, they were the staple craft on the Southsea-Ryde trip for many years. I've also been on the SRN2, 3 and 4.  :-)

And you're right about the 4s, they were HUGE. I even worked aboard one of them for a short while too.

There's one working SRN6 still left in the UK, it's the singular SRN6 Twin, based at the Hovercraft Museum at Lee-on-Solent at the last count.
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: g4yvm on October 28, 2018, 07:51:18 AM
Thread drift...but guess what we missed...well, I did anyway .......





https://www.hovercraft-museum.org/ (https://www.hovercraft-museum.org/)
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: Stan on October 28, 2018, 01:31:49 PM
Hopefully all sorted now hope all goes well Eddy.




Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: nwalker on October 31, 2018, 10:58:44 AM
Hi, the wayback machine can help you too:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180401102112/http://www.model-hovercraft.com:80/plans.html (https://web.archive.org/web/20180401102112/http://www.model-hovercraft.com:80/plans.html)
all pdf are still there
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: eddy8757 on November 01, 2018, 07:36:20 AM
Hi, the wayback machine can help you too:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180401102112/http://www.model-hovercraft.com:80/plans.html (https://web.archive.org/web/20180401102112/http://www.model-hovercraft.com:80/plans.html)
all pdf are still there


Thanks for that.... Those plans are for the Hover Bover - Am I mistaken, or did Mark also have plans for the "proper" SRN5 with a centrifugal lift fan, rather than a duct with an aircraft propellor for lift?


I'm fairly sure I'm right, but my memory may be playing tricks!


Regards
Eddy
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: grasshopper on November 01, 2018, 01:28:40 PM

Little bit of video showing how a model SRN6 can perform - recently filmed at our clubs refurbished boat pool in Grantham.

https://youtu.be/BkNAWywuMMk (https://youtu.be/BkNAWywuMMk)
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: eddy8757 on November 04, 2018, 08:46:59 AM

Thanks for that.... Those plans are for the Hover Bover - Am I mistaken, or did Mark also have plans for the "proper" SRN5 with a centrifugal lift fan, rather than a duct with an aircraft propellor for lift?


I'm fairly sure I'm right, but my memory may be playing tricks!


Regards
Eddy


BUMP! Can anyone tell me if Marks plans had the centrifugal lift fan?


Regards
Eddy
Title: Re: SRN6
Post by: nwalker on November 07, 2018, 11:44:23 AM
no ideas... anyway you can switch the prop for a centrifugal pump, that's not that hard. You can even 3d print the impeller