Phoenix

The Phoenix is available as both a kit and a ready to fly, turn-key hovercraft! The complete kit costs $9,995, and the turn-key hovercraft costs $12,995. We can crate and ship both kits and turn-key craft, or you can pick them up if you’re within driving distance of Houston, Texas. For details, call us at 817-797-0249 or send us an email!

Phoenix hovercraft

The Phoenix is a light sport hovercraft designed to be very simple and affordable to build. Quality design and engineering by the LSH team minimizes the parts count and expense without sacrificing the high performance and aggressive styling desired by beginning and veteran hovercraft pilots alike.

Download theĀ Phoenix Flyer.

Features:
1. Molded fiberglass hull with flotation foam, tow hooks, handles, and engine mounts installed
2. Molded thrust duct trimmed and ready for installation
3. Two molded rudders and all installation hardware
4. Molded lift air splitter plate
5. 23 horsepower V-twin engine with muffler and mounting hardware
6. Ultradrive belt reduction drive with Poly Chain carbon belt
7. Stainless steel fan guard and mounting hardware
8. High performance fan
9. Joystick kit with steering and throttle cables
10. Fuel tank and fuel lines
11. Battery and marine grade cables
13. Vinyl coated polyester skirt material and skirt templates
14. UHMW landing skids
15. All stainless steel hardware and fasteners for assembly
16. Flashing yellow light

 

Made_in_USA The Phoenix is the only modern light sport hovercraft designed and manufactured in the USA.

Hovercraft kit

 

See the Phoenix in action below. This was the pre-production model. The production Phoenix has twice the horsepower!

 

The Phoenix is filled with great design features which increase performance and drastically reduce build time:

The hull is constructed as a composite sandwich, formed by single piece fiberglass topside and bottom side hulls, both glued to a flotation foam core. This keeps the parts count low, and results in an exceedingly stiff but lightweight structure.
The skirt is a bag design for simplicity, and air is routed through the rear of the hull and beneath the craft using CNC-cut airflow guides. Bag skirts are very stable and offer many seasons of maintenance free service.
The Phoenix is one of the only craft on the market with a completely self-contained drive system. The reduction drive and fan bolt directly to the engine, and the engine bolts directly to the rear of the bench. This simplifies installation, and eliminates the need for complex couplers and custom welded components. The reduction drive also utilizes a custom WingFan which bolts directly to the top pulley, so you don’t have to worry about taperlock bushings, which rust quickly in wet environments and are a common point of failure on home built craft.
We use cogged belts that provide many hours of trouble free service, never have to be re-tensioned, and don’t slip when wet like V-belts and poly-V belts. The Phoenix uses a very high 2.21:1 reduction ratio, resulting in very low fan tip speeds. High fan speeds are the primary source of noise on hovercraft, so this design results in an extremely quiet running hovercraft. With a smooth 4-stroke engine and the slow fan speed, the hovercraft is no louder than most jet skis or ski boats!
Our lift air splitter is held in place with 8 small screws, so it is easily removed the service the reduction drive or propeller.
Anyone who has scratch-built a hovercraft will tell you the controls are an enormous hassle. We’ve taken the pain out of control systems with our ready to install joystick and cables. The kit includes cables of the right length, as well as all mounting hardware, so you save the trouble of measuring cables and figuring out how to fix cable ends.

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