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> Though I wish the project had succeeded, the show exposed a new
> generation to the Delorean, so it can't be considered a total loss.
> It was an honor to have been invited onto the show.


I could have told you it wouldn't have succeeded in the first 30
seconds. Why didn't they get a hovercraft expert on the show?

I am by no means an expert myself, but I know enough about hovercraft
design & operation principles. The show took a hovercraft with a few
hundred pound payload and tried to make it left a couple thousand
pounds of weight. Jesse should have know there was no way in hell this
was going to work. That little snowmobile engine never had a chance.
The PRV might -- MIGHT -- have provided enough lift, given the proper
engineering, to actually carry the car over various terrain. A
secondary thrust engine mounted above the PRV and this could have been
a mild success.

Rich had the right idea with his conversion, as did all of you (except
Jesse) on the show: Stick the DeLorean's panels on the hovercraft.
Unfortunately, we all know what happened with that idea - the only
feasible one given what you had to work with.

There are people - real experts - who could have made the whole car
fly. Whether it could be done under the circumstances the show
dictates, who knows. Given the proper preparation beforehand, I
believe it could have been.


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