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Published on Feb 3, 2008
website is taken down for revamp. Commerical Ekranoplan flying in Australia, China, South East Asia. The Sea Eagle bridges the gap between maritime and air transportation. Classified as a Class B WIG Craft Class B(Wing-in-Ground Effect Craft) by the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Sea Eagle is basically a hybrid between a boat and an airplane, combining the benefits of both worlds while eliminating most of their disadvantages. We are one of the primary WIG manufacturer in Asia that has achieve Class B Wing in Ground Effect status. Our WIG can withstand inter sea travel, and can do dynamic jump up to 50 meter above the sea.
Wing-in-Ground effect crafts skim very low over the water, typically at a height of 10 to 50% of their wing span. Due to the pressure increase under the wing at these low altitudes, the lift generated is up to 80 % greater than when the wings are out of ground effect, and the aerodynamic drag is almost eliminated. This double effect makes wing-in-ground effect crafts extremely efficient vehicles, requiring significantly less fuel than an aircraft needs to cover the same area, with the same payload.
Ground effect as a theoretical category is an asymptotic value which decreases with increase of altitude. Theoretically it reduces to zero at very high altitudes. For practical reasons, the IMO has determined that a craft is considered to be in ground effect when its altitude is equivalent to 50 % of the average of its wing chord.
* WIG craft reduces the cost of IMO licensing of the craft. * WIG craft reduces the cost of the hull, using marine hull, instead of aircraft hull. * WIG craft reduces the ownership cost by 40% of the craft compared to a similar seaplane. * WIG craft reduces the infrastructure cost to nil. compare to the airport tax that planes has to pay. * WIG craft reduces the fuel cost by up to 75%, becos of its fuel efficieny while it is in ground effect. * WIG craft reduces the maintainence cost as the craft is made of composite fiber, and is corrosion free. The owner has lots of cost savings. Lun,