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Progress Posted on Mon, April 18, 2011 17:58:10

Developments with
Hull technology

The technology team that is made up of technicians and
scientists from the highly technical world of polymers, monomers and fibres has
been working hard for some time now in seeking out a breakthrough for hull
technology has finally arrived. Sometimes the breakthroughs are coming in many
different guises and some are from the most unexpected and unpredicted ways,
some were even right out of the blue. smiley

The basic and honest truth about hull
technology is not really surrounded in secrecy and in many ways is not really a
myth, as the reality is that designers have in general two major obstacles to
overcome. They vary in many ways quite dramatically and range from strength of
structure through to shape and overall efficiency. The strength of the hull is
in many ways the simple one to explain as it really is quite simply what it
says on the tin. It’s focussed directly about rigidity and the suitability to
perform to the very maximum potential to provide the consumer with a product of
quality and with a long lasting vehicle but as I have reported previously,
there are still many so called “professional built craft” to which
have declared their admission of a weakness in the structure by re-enforcing
the failure areas or weak spots with stick on re-enforcement patches similar to
a Band Aid. This cheap method of masking over the product not only spoil the
whole aesthetic look of the product but also have very little if any overall
beneficial effect on the ability to provide strength, as the real issue and
problem is that the whole shape provides for a
too far obtrusive collision point that is simply masking over the
failure area in order to provide a stronger impact resistance which is not true.
The only real problem solver is a total re-shape of the structure in order to
eradicate and remove the problem at manufacture process. “After all”,
a larger crash bar on the front of a vehicle does not prevent a crash, it
simply provides a bigger target area in which to make contact with. smiley

There are lots of things to consider
before designing any hull and this includes Hoverpod and once again those
questions posed are quite varied and wide but in almost all general terms one
should always consider what the exact application and purpose of the craft is going to be designed to achieve. Is the
purpose or use a for a “Grand Touring Vehicle” or for a multipurpose
use and will the product require some more specialist modification treatment
for the specialist applications such as racing. Whilst most hovercraft are able
to travel at rapid speeds when required to do so, the shape of the hull can
create issues for racing where they are of benefit for long distance travel
such as a GT model.

The focus and extreme emphasis
in which the F1 Hoverpod Manufacture team has placed as a priority has seen a
combination of both strength and shape as the requirement for the “Manx
GT” and without trade off. This is to provide for a super fast racing
model that provides all the excitiment and a degree of comfort with the
rigidity and durability to overcome every situation and for that reason we
chose our working partner carefully for this task. The team at Formula Hoverpod
based our decision to work with the world leader in materials technique and
research. The facilities to which are without comparison in normal working
environment conditions and provided F1 Hoverpod Manufacture with a class
breaking result. The emphasis was upon breakthroughs in material wear and
polymer resins and the result has provided the Hoverpod with a material which
places it in a league of its own when it comes to longevity and durability and
will provide the user with the comfort of knowing they have invested in a true
quality product that will last and keep on lasting. The structure of the
material used has proven to be able to outlast any similar and often cheaper
products by up to 4 times whilst still providing a super light structure with an
ultra streamline and very efficient air flow system. This allows for super
quick acceleration and friction reduction from the hull structure when in
contact with any surface. smiley

Team Manager

India Wins The World Cup

Progress Posted on Mon, April 04, 2011 13:10:58

4th April 2011.

Let me start this announcement by congratulating India on
its fantastic win in the world cup of cricket and what an emphatic win it was
in the end. Thrills and excitement came in almost every event of the match and
the expectation was of a win but with an hint of caution as Sri lanka were not
going to let it go without a battle. Well done India in the end for sticking to
the game plan so well.

India has a close working relationship for the team at
Formula Hoverpod having many of its key team members originating from India as
as one would expect, still having very close ties with family and friends from
India. As such, it was always expected that a slight distraction would be
anticipated with the onslaught of the world cup and cricket being the sport of
all Indian people.

There is a particular interest for all at Formula Hoverpod
for India as it is outlined as one of the locations for developing the race
series and is a high priority for the establishment of the F1 Hoverpod Racing
series and the way India has always displayed such interest in sport has been
very encouraging to the team at Hoverpod.

There are many locations within India where the Hoverpod can
come into its own when used as essential transport in locations such as flood
plains or marsh lands. India, as we all know has a series problem within the
flood plains when the monsoon season starts and this is just one application
where the Hoverpod would come into its own in such adverse conditions.

Check out how versatile a Hoverpod can be at

Team Manager

Latest Up Date from F1 Hoverpod Racing

Progress Posted on Fri, March 25, 2011 15:06:17

Spring 2011

Summer has finally arrived in the UK and for all those in
Europe and in part most of the world “The Clocks Go Forward One Hour This
Weekend”. There is always the few exceptions to whom follow the rest of us
in a couple of days. All that this means is a symbol to the Northern Hemisphere
that at long last summer is on its way after the long hard winter and this
always provides for a good feeling inside. The opposite to this is that its
tough luck you for you guys in the Southern Hemisphere where the winter days
will soon be upon you and the nights draw in and the days simply become
shorter. For those on the border between North and South or in the middle
somewhere, I suppose it’s quite a bit more boring but with the knowing that its
business as usual. Anyway, What this means for the team at F1 Hoverpod Racing, all it means is
that the long sunny days are here and the main reason to find excuses for
progress has just diminished.

The comments posted on the blogs in the “Leave a
comment” section and often found in the inbox on our e-mail keeps
reminding us that we really do have so many interested parties and supporters
out there that clearly have an keen interest in the technology and sometimes
the questions are far more in-depth and complex than the answer and it’s not
always that easy to admit it, sometimes the questions are so complicated that
we have to refer them to our technical department (Brains) for the full and
very often complicated answer. “Is this an admission that I’m not that
smart, I hope not”.

The problems and questions that are normally offered are
usually based around the 21st century topic of reduction in Emissions and how
it can be achieved ?. The often simple truth is that we have managed to adapt
what is in reality a quite old and often overlooked technology but put through
a very rigorous modification process in order that the combustion of fuel is at
a greater temperature and the result is that 80% of the pollutants are simple
burned away in the process. There are many benefits of doing this under
controlled conditions and one of these is that the engine carbon deposits and
often harmful pollutants deposits are drastically reduced which provides a more
fuel efficient power plant with fewer service intervals and requirements due to
the reduction and build up of soot.

The area of attention to which F1 Hoverpod Manufacture will be
researching and focussing its efforts toward developing in the near future will
be the silencer and emission extractor system where all the emphasis will be
upon the reduction in sound and the recycling of waste gasses. There is a real
potential to increase the power even further with the use of re-cycling excess

I hope this now provides a satisfactory answer to the
questions posed and to which the petrol heads have sent over in such numbers. It
must be appreciated that the full and exact process is something to which is
Top Secret and I am not permitted to discuss as this is a confidential piece of
technology but the result is what you required clarification upon and to that
end the result is as always a “Win Win” for the public who purchase
or have access to a Hoverpod.

Team Manager

Technology Up Date

Progress Posted on Mon, March 21, 2011 09:52:17

Today I am permitted to share some announcements regarding
engine technology and the partners involved in the systems used. Let’s start
this blog with the exciting news that I have been officially approved to share
with you all. Toxic emissions are down and useable power up.

The extensive
testing and in-depth research to which has been conducted and demanded over a 12
month period within Europe has used some brand new technology that has been
specifically designed to improve and increase the power output on the “Manx GT”
which will be provided with a 85bhp twin cylinder engine that is very efficient
and capable of reducing emissions by up to 80% over conventional four stroke
engines. This has a major feature of reduced service intervals due to lack of
carbon build up and more efficient fuel chamber and combustion burning process
. This is a world first and for Hovercraft
is a 100% unique feature that is exclusive to the Hoverpod and as we have been
saying for a while, “Rome was not built in a day” and patience and
persistence will always provide a positive result in the end. In F1 Hoverpod Racing’s case, it’s
provided a World Beating Result to which when launched will take the Hoverpod
into a different league.

At this point, I need to share with you a few words about
our technology partners. The first of
these is a world beating engine manufacturer and power plant technology centre
that provided a platform of testing and “Grade A” research teams that
is in a class of its own. The fuel system has undergone extensive development
and testing, once again this was within Europe and the UK in order to develop
an engine management software system that provides the maximum benefits in
order to create the perfect solution for balance and power. The fuel efficiency
combined with the power provided by the engine technology brings together a
perfect harmony of instant response and super efficient emission reduction. “Once
again, this is a world first for F1

The fuel storage tank and refuelling system has been
developed by a co-operating between a the World’s Number One within this key
area who specialise in this light weight materials design who’s development
team is based in Norway. This Partnership and collaboration had a working
budget of over $5m in order to produce this unique system and F1 Hoverpod Ltd will be the very first
vehicle in the world to use this system on a production vehicle. The result of
this combination in which the customer is the beneficiary is a super light and
very versatile craft that has class beating power ratios and a world beating
emission reduction. “Wow”.

It only leaves the team at F1 Hoverpod Manufacture Ltd with
one a single thing left to do and for us to do and is the most important one of
all. It is a humble message to all the development centres involved for all of
their hard work and commitment to the project and a Huge Thank You to you all
from all the whole team at F1
Hoverpod Racing

Team Manager

F1 Hoverpod Group

Progress Posted on Fri, February 25, 2011 15:47:51

February 2011

The world has become a very strange place to be in over the
last few months with many natural disasters ranging from Major Snow Storms in
the East of the USA through to Life Changing Floods in Australia, followed by
major political upheaval in several countries within the Middle East. Gosh, how
so many things have changed within such a short period of 2011 which brings me
nicely to the developments at F1
Hoverpod Ltd
who have increased and strengthened its Management Team and developed some new systems
such as logistics and manufacture partner relationships. I’m not permitted to
say too much on this subject just now but be prepared for some major
announcements over the coming months.

Over the Winter Months with the group of companies there has
been lots of movement in relation to technical advancement and testing with the
F1 Hoverpod Manufacture Team
and the advantage of the adverse weather gave the team a good reason to test
indoors despite the ability to take snow, ice or most weather conditions in its
stride. smiley

The Eagle Eyed Blog Readers will have noted that we have
teamed up with several editorial and publishing
companies as well as some interesting video
showing how helpful a Hovercraft can be when permitted to
demonstrate it’s ability. smiley

Our Corporate WordPress
appears to be the place where most readers leave their comments and
supporting words but I can confirm we have many others and they are all full of
interesting items for you to read. smiley

We do have some major news
just around the corner and I hope to be able to share this with you very soon
and you can still follow us on Facebook and Twitter as many of you already
have done and the corporate My
is there for those who enjoy sharing information In the meantime,
thank you all for your support and keep the views and comments coming through.

Team Manager

Latest News & Gossip

Progress Posted on Mon, January 31, 2011 12:03:33

How did January go so Quickly. Did I miss it ?

How did so much appear to happen in the world in such a short space of time.
Sometimes I feel the pace of life is gaining momentum and the time left is diminishing
a little too quickly, I think they call it old age.

Anyway, now for some updated news from the World of Motor Sport. To our loyal
and devoted readers of the blogs, you will recall that last week I reminded you
all that it was 100 years of celebrating and enjoying the Monte Carlo Rally.
I’m sure that many petrol heads were well aware of this well known fact anyway.

These heroic and brave racers were the true pioneers and developers of what was
eventually to become a huge and global event. The Birth of F1 Hoverpod® Racing
was just one of many motor sports to embrace the developments in technology and
re-discover that most people have developed a competitive spirit, quite often
that is just sat behind the steering wheel of the family car.} {In so
many ways this was what inspired and encouraged the birth of Hoverpod® from
just a mad idea to which has gaining so much attention from all walks of life
from around the world. smiley

Many Motor Sport’s are so similar and rarely differ. They are based upon and
engine and a driver but have been slightly taken over by technology and how
computer programmers that have become all too intrusive to the point where the
driver now simply directs and steers the product but has little in the way of controlling
the way the vehicle performs or reacts to situations in advance. The outcome is
that the fun has long since been removed and the judgement of the driver has
become non extracted from the equation. This has been replaced by something to
which has no soul or personality and goes by the name of “software programs”.
EEeek. smiley

It all makes sense when the dreaded “Health & Safety” comes into
play. It always makes the correct decisions in a zillionth of a second and
always gets it 100% right at every time but so does all the other vehicle in
the same race, so where is the excitement and where did the unpredictability go
if all the racers are doing the same thing at the same time ?. The exact same
place that the fun and drama went also, Downhill and into the drain and misery

F1 Hoverpod® Racing is a 100% totally new idea from the UK which has in many
ways gone back in time to research what is lacking and missing in Motor Sport
that could be put back and create an exciting and dramatic event by utilising
cutting edge technology to create a world beating product but with the clear
and critical decision that the driver (known as a pilot) is in control and making
all the key decisions and not some piece silicone or soulless computer program,
it is 100% the pilots decision what the vehicle and race demands to win the
race or what the conditions require in order to take advantage of the situation
at the time. smiley

If you are one of those very pitiful souls who call themselves a loyal
supporter of Motor Sport, I would go check out F1 Hoverpod® Racing where you
will find the experience and unpredictability of a lifetime is just waiting for
people like you and of all ages and all walks of life to test their reactions
and skills with a 100% unrestricted vehicle capable of making the hairs on the
back of your neck go grey and stand tall within the first 30 seconds. All this
whilst you accelerate across and stretch of open land heading at high speed for
the water’s edge and just when you thought you would stop, you will continue at
full speed across open water and back to land.“Wow”, I hear you say, this dream
has a happy ending with F1 Hoverpod Racing ?smiley

Check out F1 Hoverpod® Racing at

Team Manager.

January 2011

Progress Posted on Mon, January 17, 2011 09:06:10

January 2011

Lets deal firstly with the positive things today. “Happy New
Year to All of Our Fans and Supporters” for 2011.

Looking back over 2010 to which was a very eventful year for
all the team at F1 Hoverpod® Racing
and filled with some very positive progress in so many areas. Top of the list
for all the team was the result with the Search Engines and the removal of the
abusive comments to which an ongoing investigation into the source of the
comments is under way, suffice to say that there is always a footprint and
fingerprint with a digital DNA to which we expect a very distinct Reaction at
some point. smiley

I note that as we lobbied you all to take a long look at a
certain product on the market to which we correctly informed you all had a
major fault in the construction and design areas, the effect of these faults
was to cause the whole structure to fail at crucial points. Whilst the
manufacturer to whom has been distributing this inferior product knows who they
are, the problem is that the customer is unaware. However, there has been a
Reaction to the comments !!!!!. Yip, as always there is no admission to the
problem but as I stipulated in my comments sticking bits of Kevlar over the
weak spot will not cure the problem, it will only mask the fault. The problem
with this companies Reaction is that the fault was created at the start in the
mould. The hull designer to whom makes many claims in order to demonstrate
credibility, when asked to substantiate their credentials manages not to
produce anything except the story of “I
designed the Hovercraft for the James Bond film/movie”.
When you ask the
film company to substantiate this, they have no recollection of Mr Kip
McCullan, although the British Companies house do know of him as he has at
least 2 Bankruptcies to his honour as well as a whole string of creditors. smiley

I can now confirm that the Band Aid (sticky patches) saga
has ceased. The problem is as this companies Reaction was to stop sticking
patches on the weak spots, it has no development funds in which to utilise to
produce a new hull and structure and as expected their answer as always is to
bury their heads in the sand and hope no one notices. I would also say that the
new idea of placing even more polymer resin into the corners only results in
making the product stiffer and not stronger. We all remember the days when
Volvo ruled the world with a product built like a tank but soon discovered the
crumple zones had a far greater effect to which all car manufacturers soon
followed. The Reaction to which you should have noted was to stop repeating the
fault and re-design a new product with a professional team of specialists, not
some fella who claims to know what he’s doing. smiley

F1 Hoverpod®
places no restriction on the cost, the emphasis is on producing the
very best product on the market from the outset. The design and manufacture
team at F1 Hoverpod® Ltd have worked
with 4 major research institutes over a period of 3 years to develop a new
fibre weave and production methods to re-produce the product to a 100%
consistency standard. The design team have worked tirelessly to design a
structure to which address’s all the issues relating to wear and durability and
the last thing on their minds was cost. smiley

I look forward with optimism that a Reaction from the team
whom we nicknamed “The Titanic” as I fear that 2011 may see the end to the poor
effort and endless warranty claims to which I understand are rarely if ever
settled. smiley

The question to which should cause the best Reaction should
be the obvious one. Why is it that F1
Racing has won the prestigious Sir Christopher Cockerell award
twice. Research is a very costly exercise to which F1 Hoverpod® Ltd places much
of it’s emphasis upon, the result is that we don’t take anyone’s word for it,
we check it for ourselves and make sure of it. The Reaction of old saying is “A fool rushes in where Angels fear to

A very Happy New Year from all the Team @ F1 Hoverpod® Ltd
for 2011.

Team manager. smiley

Latest Up Date in 2010

Progress Posted on Sun, October 10, 2010 12:53:53

It’s now officially the start of Autumn here in the UK and
whilst the supporters of F1 Hoverpod®
in Australia won’t quite understand the changes in temperatures which
happen here in the UK, you can be assured that it’s getting cold but with an
air of beauty as the colours of the trees and the migrating birds have left the
sky’s quite empty is an early sign of what’s to come. smiley

For those who are of the know and saw the press awards
section over October, you will be aware that F1 Hoverpod® Racing won it’s second “Sir Christopher Cockrell”
award which was presented at the London
College of Art
for design and
excellence and as always we are immensely proud of our achievements and very
grateful to the College of Art for it’s continued support. smiley

Moving ahead with the research of material to be used within
the structure of the hull section we have some excellent news that will provide
F1 Hoverpod® Manufacture Ltd with a composite weave that is 21st
century technology and will provide the Hoverpod® with a structure that has
both strength and durability at it’s core and provides the peace of mind to the
customer that the product will require the minimum of maintenance over it’s
lifetime and always perform to it’s maximum potential for many years to come and
with the added comfort of “No Ugly Sticky Patches” to hide the failure or weak
spots. smiley

The final and most rewarding news was the thorough enquiry
by the internet investigation team into the continued slander and libel
comments posted on the internet by a competitor to which has now been proven to
be the case. I should not have to say any more than the Reaction was to lie and
deny but the truth was provided by an impartial and investigative body to which
could not be denied. The result being that the comments have now been removed
and any further comments will be traced. I recommend you view
as to the outcome. Whilst I am now provided with a clear and conclusive
pathway to sue for damages if we so wish or desired, after acquiring a copy of
the accounts of some almost 11 years of trading, appears that a Lawyers Bill of
as much as £20,000 to sue a company who are already showing to have nothing and
no cash would be to become a bigger fool than they are. As such, I prefer to
let the facts speak for themselves and our motto of “Honesty in the face of
Adversity” would be the way forward. I dare say that we will celebrate when the
Reaction finally comes to the end of it’s days. smiley

Keep watching the blogs for some news regarding some new appointments
to the management team which shows the continued expansion is still on target.

Keep the faith.

Team Manager.

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