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Published on Apr 27, 2013
How easily the SPX 120T goes over hump ...
One of the main ability we ask to a hovercraft is to be able to get over hump... to allow to stop on the water and then to start from the water. What distinguishes this ability is how long it takes to a given model to get over hump. For instance we name the TOH1 this time with only the pilot in easy condition (no wind, flat and deep water), the TOH3 is with the full payload... some others TOH are stated, shallow water, wind, ...
What about the SPX 120T ? Even with only the pilot, it takes a too long time... This model is 120 HP powered, possibly the most powerful 3 seats... With 2 people... very very hard to get over hump. That means the craft could be dangerous in shallow water where hidden obstacle could hit the bottom of the hull until the speed is high enough to release the cushion gap... And the speed then could become the main danger since you MUST push full power to get a barely acceptable cushion. Our next dynamic test are going to be performed with : - full tank - full safety kit according to regulation (mooring line, extinguisher, etc...) - 3 peoples to see if this product can be called a hovercraft or not. In the shown tests, please observe : The noise when the engine stops ! How low is the rear when stopped on water with one people ! The huge spraying sequence !
That comes in addition to the assessments already stated re the job of assembly shown in two previous videos. More than 10 defects where assessed. (We can give the list with photos).
We tested this hovercraft with several witnesses, the pilot has more than 300 hours of steering in "real professional condition" and has already tested some 12 other different models (about the same size). With no doubt, this one is the worse ever tested.
It is to say : do not listen to the so famous misleading pitch from some manufacturer...
Take time to check all the available information... and from different sources... knowing that the manufacturer will ALWAYS tell you that his product is the best on the market... In the same time He threats each one who try to publish the truth. Many many video where suddenly "removed" off the web ... "strange isnt it?".