[MHml] Power Tri
multihulls at steamradio.com
Mon Mar 19 07:02:39 EST 2001
There was a small 2 seater ground-effects boat / plane parked in Long
Beach a couple of years ago. It was on floats in a slip. Very spacey
looking with a ducted pusher prop as I recall. Looked like it'd be very
loud and not to hot in tall waves.
> I've seen some Russian Ekranoplans (that's the Russian name for the ground
> effect vehicle) , they've been built and flewn beginning around late 70's
> early '80s . Mostly of military interest, they've been mothballed together
> with a lot of their Black Sea Fleet as far as I know .
> Their foilers though were a more successful endeavour , since the 1960's ,
> being used on regular commercial lines and probably still in service on some
> major rivers like the Danube , a real workhorse .
> Best Regards,
> Matt Tudor
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Capt. Len <trikinimaster at trikini.com>
> To: multihulls at steamradio.com <multihulls at steamradio.com>
> Date: Sunday, March 18, 2001 1:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [MHml] Power Tri
> >If I remember right there was a lot of hype about 10 years ago on this
> >ground effects concept.
> >Russians built some and a company in Miami planned a line of commercial
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