Golf Cart Hovercraft

Posted: July 13, 2013
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A Hovercraft Golf Cart, say what? It's like country club meets Star Trek convention. Caddyshack meets Back to the Future. Rich people meets...things only rich people can afford.

In case it isn't abundantly clear from the enormous block letters covering the above video's screen shot, the Hovercraft Golf Cart concept was a collaboration between golf cart makers and golf pro...B U B B A W A T S O N. Instead of lumbering around bothersome sand traps and water installations, the fancy and deep-pocket golfer's lean, mean greens machine uses the power of a 65-hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine and a 9-blade axial-flow ducted fan to dart in a direct line from hole to hole. At up to 45 mph and 9" off the ground.

It won't even harm the grass in the process. Yeah, I know. As if you cared about that. As if you'd even use it to tool about the golf course with the stuffy yuppies and old fogies at all. If you had a golf cart cum hovercraft, you'd cruise it along the beach and employ its services to pick up pretty ladies in high heels and short skirts who are about to step in a puddle.

The vehicle steers via motorcycle-style handlebars, and uses a fly-by-wire reverse thrust system, providing braking and backwards hovering up to 25 mph. The craft's fiberglass composite and urethane foam composite hull meets US Coast Guard standards for reliable hovering over water. It carries up to 4 passengers and 2 golf bags.

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