added by russ
October 12, 2015
So basically, I've realised tearing round a field at 70mph in a Formula 2 is a young mans game!
So - in a departure from the products normally offered by The British Hovercraft Company, I'm going to sell my F2 Cobra Racing Hovercraft to somebody younger, fitter and slightly more insane than me. It's an awesome bit of kit, built to race in national, european and world championship hovercraft meetings. However, that not to say that it can't be used as a 'toy' for simply belting round grassy fields and ponds/lakes. What it's *NOT* is suitable for cruising in an uncontrolled environment such as rivers/the sea or salt water. This is a 'freshwater special' - not a recreational craft like a Marlin etc.
Hovercraft racing is fast and furious - this F2 is capable of competing right at the front of the grid and is not for the feint-hearted! The Cobra is a proven and competitive craft which has won the European championship in the hands of Frank Craemers.
It was built from a new BHC hull and raced once in 2014 - it's a GRP hull, reinforced with Kevlar floor and Nidaplast core, very strong but lightweight.
Lift engine is a hugely expensive Simonini Mini 2 Evo paramotor engine (over £3k new) producing 20bhp at 5500rpm. Brand new when fitted to the previous craft in 2013, less than 20 hours from new. Electric start and spares.
Thrust engine is a top spec 2009 Rotax 453, 440cc producing 110bhp. Removed from snowmobile last year and just one meeting since then. Very good condition, good compression, new gaskets fitted before install.
9 Bladed Multiwing direct drive lift fan
6 Bladed 5z thrust fan in 12 bladed hub.
Skirt is brand new with spares included. Some spares included.
Comes HCGB registered with log book.
Needs a little work to finish. Steering needs hooking up, rad needs plumbing in and thrust engine will need final alignment. If I get time toi finish it off, price will go up accordingly, so grab a bargain!
Rediculously fast toy, all the right bits ready to compete at the front of the Formula 2 grid at UK, European events and in next years world championships. Alternatively, great toy for playing in a field/pond/lake! NOT for use at sea, or in any 'uncontrolled' environment - this is a bespoke race craft, not a marine vehicle. It is not salt-water ready!
For more details contact me on 01304 619820 or mail email@example.com