The UH-15TA features a polystyrene foam core with aluminum skin. The thick foam core hull provides fail-safe positive flotation and improved rough water handling. This hovercraft was designed for operating on large bodies of water such as Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
An increased hover height and thick hull structure make the craft very stable in large waves. Most builders choose to use a 2-stroke thrust engine and 4-stroke lift engine. Air cooled thrust engines (Rotax, Yamaha, Polaris, Hirth, HKS, Kawasaki, Suzuki) work well. Briggs & Stratton, Honda and Tecumseh engines are preferred for lift however Kohler and Robin engines are good alternatives.
Capacity 4 Persons
Payload 700 to 1000 Lbs
Speed 50 to 60 mph
Hover Height 11 inches
Length 15 ft 7 in
Width 7 ft 6 in
Empty Weight 500 to 600 Lbs
Flotation 3000 Lbs
Climb Gradient 25 to 30%
Engines 10 to 15 hp lift (under 80 lbs), 40 to 90 hp 440cc or larger 2-cycle thrust
Construction Method Foam Core with Aluminum Skin
Construction Time 250 to 400 hours