Ground Survey Hovercraft

Locating UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) takes time, and time costs money.

Hovercraft have a very light footprint, and can operate over any flat surface.

When configured with GPS mapping technology, and ground survey equipment it is possible to scan large areas to detect UXO. This saves considerable time and money, so by using hovercraft for survey operations, your company can be more competitive and better placed to win tenders.



The Hov Pod Hovercraft is unique, the only hovercraft constructed from HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) HDPE is a plastic that will help minimize interference to ensure correct operation of ground survey equipment, such as ground penetrating radar or magnetometers. HDPE is extremely durable and highly buoyant.

The Hov Pod is easy to operate, transport and maintain - we offer options such as military spec radiators to allow the Hov Pod to operate in hot dusty conditions.

The Hov Pod is CAD designed and engineering parts are produced on CNC robotic lathes to ensure digital accuracy, low wear, minimal vibration for long life dependability.

Particularly in desert locations, where perhaps a new pipeline needs to be installed through areas where unexploded bombs may be present, it is far quicker to scan large areas to analyze data to pin-point potential problems, using the Hov Pod, than employ operators with handheld detectors.

Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar 

The Hov Pod SPX TCC 120HP Turbo is a 3-4 man seater hovercraft, uniquely manufactured from High Density Polyethylene HDPE, which is a type of plastic with low interference properties. In the past, smaller hovercraft have been built by boy racers from glass fibre. Because hovercraft are weight dependent  - the glass fibre hulls tend to be extremely thin, and not very durable. 
Ground Penetrating Radar


There are a number of characteristics associated with hovercraft use, for example, ploughing, hump, free-board, payload, engineering features, skirt design / materials and safety aspects to consider, so it is recommended that proper care and consideration is taken before purchase; many smaller hovercraft may suit leisure weekend users, but fall seriously short on features required for commercial use.

By exploiting modern GPS mapping software, a survey hovercraft can map out an area far faster than it takes a chap with a metal detector. Scan the area, analyze the map, to see the GPS coordinates of potential hazards, and then send in the metal detector and disposal team.


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Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar

Hovercraft have a very light foot print, weighing less (per square inch) than a sea gull standing on one leg.

By exploiting modern GPS mapping software, a survey hovercraft can map out an area far faster than it takes a chap with a metal detector. Scan the area, analyze the map, to see the GPS coordinates of potential hazards, and then send in the metal detector and disposal team. 

Ground Penetrating Radar
 

Particularly for large scale surveys, e.g. for pipeline or power line installations, survey hovercraft can slash detection costs. What are the important attributes for a survey hovercraft?

Stability    

Whilst moving the air cushion provides a more stable working platform than conventional boats or ground vehicles, especially whilst maneuvering.  When stopped on land, mud or water its flat bottom prevents rolling or movement giving great work stability.

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Ground Survey Equipment

Ground Survey Equipment

UXO and ground surveying can take considerable time, and as they say, time is money. 

Hovercraft are now being used to speed up UXO and ground surveys to slash the costs of detection. Contractors who embrace new ground survey methods stand to be more competitive in the tendering process and win more business against competitors. So how can hovercraft help? 
 Ground Survey Equipment
 

Hovercraft have a very light foot print, weighing less (per square inch) than a sea gull standing on one leg.

By exploiting modern GPS mapping software, a survey hovercraft can map out an area far faster than it takes a chap with a metal detector. Scan the area, analyze the map, to see the GPS coordinates of potential hazards, and then send in the metal detector and disposal team.



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Ground Survey Hovercraft

Ground Survey Hovercraft

Hovercraft are now used to help locate UXO and UXBs.

Detecting UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) by traditional methods with single operators operating metal detectors is time consuming, and time as they say, is money.

By harnessing the latest technology, a commercial hovercraft such as the Hov Pod SPX TCC 120HP can be configured with GPS mapping and ground survey equipment, so create a wide UXO scanner to locate potential problem areas.

Hovercraft can travel slowly in a straight line to map large areas saving time and money, enabling contractors to be more competitive in the tender stage.

The Hov Pod Hovercraft is made from HDPE (a type of plastic) so is very durable and will not interfere with magnetic readings. The Hov Pod is easy to operate, maintain and transport, please contact us for further information.

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Survey Hovercraft

Survey Hovercraft
Survey hovercraft are now available to assist in UXO detection, environmental and archaeological surveying.

The Hov Pod SPX TCC Survey Hovercraft can be configured with magnetometers and GPS software to quickly scan a large area of flat ground, or desert sand, tidal mud or other surface.

Using GPS software and magnetometers to map an area can significantly cut down the time and associated costs involved to detect sub surface items.

UXO Detection

Post conflict clean-ups cost money, and place huge areas out of bounds. The Hov Pod SPX TCC Survey Hovercraft has an extremely light footprint, equivalent to a seagull standing on one leg. Our Hov Pod SPX TCC Survey Hovercraft have been used to survey areas for installation of power and pipe-lines in post conflict areas.

Archaeological Surveying

The Hov Pod SPX TCC Survey Hovercraft can quickly survey and map a wide area to detect areas where more attention can be focused – this wide scanning ability provides a sub terrain map to show the bigger picture, to identify historical sites of interest.

Multiple surfaces

The Hov Pod SPX TCC Survey Hovercraft can fly over any flat surface so over river, lake, coastal area, fast running shallow water areas, over grass, sand, mud, ice and snow.

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Hovercraft used for Marine Surveys

Survey Hovercraft
Hovercraft gain access to areas other vehicles find impossible to reach, such as low tidal areas with mud, quicksand, or over snow and ice. When you need to conduct survey work and time is money, the Hov Pod SPX TCC hovercraft can save considerable costs.

Getting access to areas such as riverbeds, inter-tidal areas, deltas, shallow lakes, mud, ice, snow, soft sand etc is hard, and even harder to survey. Conventional vehicles are often impractical or unable to access these terrains. Marine sub surface or ground scanning survey and detection is therefore complex, costly, dangerous and time consuming.

The Hov Pod Survey Hovercraft is highly versatile and offers a solution to these problems. The Hov Pod SPX TCC can be equipped with magnetometers, ground penetrating radar, echo sounders and other detection equipment to undertake work in a controlled and cost effective manner. The Hov Pod has a very light footprint and when configured with GPS mapping can be driven at walking pace in difficult terrain and hazardous conditions to undertake precise sub surface scans.

The Hov Pod Hovercraft is unique – manufactured from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). Most small leisure hovercraft are unsuitable for commercial operations because hovercraft are weight dependent and hovercraft are usually constructed from very thin glass fibre. The Hov Pod SPX TCC is different, manufactured from HDPE and this material is extremely tough, exceptionally buoyant, lightweight, easy to modify to fix items to, whereas glass fibre requires backing plates. To overcome weight problems, in the past, most small hovercraft suppliers have supplied underpowered, up-rated engines with dubious warranty cover to extract as much power as possible for minimum cost, the Hov Pod is configured with more powerful engines, with power to spare, and full manufacturers warranty (we do not modify engines).


Fast detection of submerged items saves money

The requirements of all terrain survey mean that areas such as riverbeds, inter-tidal areas, deltas, shallow lakes, mud, ice, snow, soft sand etc are hard to get to & even harder to survey. Conventional vehicles are very often impractical or unable to access these terrains & marine sub surface or ground scanning survey & detection is therefore complex, costly, dangerous & time consuming. 

The Hov Pod All Terrain Survey Hovercraft (ATSH) is highly versatile & offers a solution to these problems. The Hov Pod SPX (ATSH) can be equipped with magnetometers, ground penetrating radar, echo sounders & other detection equipment to undertake work in a controlled & cost effective manner. The Hov Pod ATSH has a very light footprint & when configured with GPS mapping can be driven at walking pace in difficult terrain & hazardous conditions to undertake precise sub surface scans. 

The Hov Pod SPX can be deployed quickly and safely where many traditional vehicles cannot access and its uses include
  • Pipeline detection
  • UXO detection
  • Archeological site survey
  • Contour mapping
  • Geological surveys/mapping
  • Lake, harbour, dam, slurry, runoff & riverbed mapping/sampling.
  • Environmental projects & clean-up operations.
Find UXO, submerged pipelines, deposits and archaeological sites in a fraction of the time taken with conventional methods to save time & money

By exploiting GPS mapping technology, the Hov Pod Hovercraft can plot and maintain a straight line course to map an area for any signs of sub terrain items.

This fast detection capability will help you and your customers cut time and associated costs.


External metal parts are manufactured from aluminium or marine grade stainless steel. Very little mild steel is used and none at the front of the craft where sensing equipment is situated.

The Hov Pod SPX is very easy to operate, staff can be trained in a few hours so no special pilots required and can follow a set course with ease. Hov Pod SPX is uniquely manufactured from HDPE – a material which is impact resistant and highly buoyant. HDPE is significantly easier than other materials to modify and lends itself for modification to attach magnetometers, echo sounders, ground penetrating radar and any other type of surveying equipment - a feature which has proven very popular with a number of customers operating in this specialist field as they seek to add various pieces of equipment and sensors rigs.


The Hov Pod skirt material is a unique specially developed weave & fabric combination with anti-rip properties & incredible wear resistance. It means you can operate in greater safety & will not be forever changing or repairing skirts. Individual skirt sections & the unique IAPSS skirt design gives far greater flexibility, continued operational ability & high speed safety


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