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 

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?

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


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. 

About the Hov Pod SPX TCC Commercial Survey Hovercraft

Easy to Deploy    

Easy to tow behind or carry on traditional vehicles and can be supplied with quick launch trailer. Being only 1.86m wide this means the craft can be quickly and safely transported to normally inaccessible areas, deployed anywhere, and launch and return without special ramps, slipways, roads or prepared infrastructure or the need for operators to disembark into water. The Hov Pod can transfer simply by flying up a slipway, beach, riverbank, or over mud and ice.

Simple Design and Controls    

A low centre of gravity combined with a simple single engine design and with all unnecessary elevators, trim levers etc removed ensures great maneuverability and very simple operation. Simplicity of design means that with minimal operator training all operators can grasp the basics of operation after only one hour’s training. This enables multi operator use where the operator can concentrate solely on the task in hand without the need for specialist pilots.

HDPE construction     

HDPE material is strong yet easy to modify and lends itself to quick and easy attachment of surveying equipment and boom arms. Straight line survey paths mean the hull must be strong enough to withstand impacts to objects in its path. Glass fibre breaks on impact whereas HDPE composite construction is extremely strong, lightweight and remains buoyant even if damaged. HDPE has excellent properties to withstand damage to enable use in harsh all terrain environments.

Skirt design    

Unique anti rip polyurethane/nylon segmented skirt with 65 anti plough design segments fed from the IAPSS air management feed system. This gives excellent straight line survey capability together with ride stability and exceptional wear and damage resistance for increased operational reliability. Skirt system design enables continued operation even if damaged. Very light pressure footprint.





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UXO Survey

UXO Survey

The Hov Pod SPX TCC 120HP Turbo can be equipped with magnetometers, ground penetrating radar, echo sounders and other detection equipment to undertake work in a controlled and cost effective manner. 
UXO Survey

The Hov Pod SPX TCC 120HP Turbo 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. 

Hov Pod SPX TCC 120HP Turbo have been used for:
  • Pipeline detection
  • UXO detection
  • Archeological site survey
  • Contour mapping   
  • Geological surveys/mapping
  • Lake, harbour, dam, slurry, runoff and riverbed mapping/sampling.
  • Environmental projects and clean-up operations.
  • Doubles up as a rescue, support or standby craft

Complete operational flexibility

The Hov Pod SPX range of craft have no submerged propeller that could get damaged ending operations. The Hov Pod SPX can operate in shallow water and over mud, swamps, grass, riverbeds, open water, tidal regions, rapids, marshland, desert, sandbanks, shingle, weed, sand, ice, snow, roads, shallow lakes, dried up salt marshes, indeed any flat surface at speeds up to 45 mph. Its all terrain capability means the Hov Pod SPX can undertake a straight path survey without concern to water depth or other surface limitations in its path.

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UXO Detection

UXO Detection 

Hov Pod offer HDPE and Carbon Fibre hulls that seat up to 7 users. For commercial users, the Hov Pod is offered with the Weber Automotive 120HP Turbo 4 stroke engine which ships with full warranty and remote diagnostics software. Hov Pod also offer many options suitable for UXO survey use, for example the military spec cooling system for hotter and dusty climates.
UXO Detection


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.

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?

Low Purchase and Operational cost    The Hov Pod SPX SPX TCC 120HP Turbo is a very affordable craft to purchase operate and maintain. Several low cost Hov Pod SPX craft allow budgets to be spread over a wider area enabling more craft to provide far better coverage than conventional vehicles.

Reliable, Safe  and Easy to maintain    CAD/CNC technology and high grade components ensure superb engineering tolerances for minimum maintenance. Simple design and easy access to all components mean that servicing does not require specialists and downtime is minimized. Extensive safety features gives operators worry free operation.

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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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