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"Finger Trouble"

"Finger Trouble" was designed for the Hovercraft Museum Open Days in October 1995. I produced a plan for "Marine Modelling" magazine, and it was featured in the August 1996 issue.

This was a radical departure for me, as all of my model hovercraft designs up to then had been scale designs. The skirt was also different from previous craft, as this one had fingers, hence the title.

Performance was good over land, but the rear fingers tended to scoop water. This was cured by attaching a flap of skirt material to the underside of the craft to cover the inward faces of the fingers.