The Hascon Wing is the new standard in hovercraft fans. They have been consistently winning hovercraft races around the world, and are now becoming common in all hovercraft from big cruisers to world class racers. They make an excellent upgrade on any hovercraft. If you are unsure what you need, just give us a call.
All fan purchases include engineering for your craft as well as any machining required for custom bolt patterns. We do the design calculations to ensure you get the best performance possible for your unique application.
Typical uses for Hascon Fans:
Wood Lift Fan Upgrade
Hascon Fans are the perfect upgrade for the wood lift fan in your home-built craft
- Improved performance -
An accurate, consistent airfoil means a more efficient lift system. Most wood fans are cut by hand from hand-drawn templates then sanded to final shape. This can result in widely varying pitch and airfoil shape from fan to fan and blade to blade. The shape of a Hascon blade is calculated by engineers using state-of-the-art software and is manufactured from a mold. This guarantees that each blade is built exactly the same and at the optimum shape for your application.
- Weight savings -
The weight of a wood fan can vary considerably with variations in the wood structure, the amount of finish glass, and the amount of balancing weight added. Hascon fans are built the same each and every time and lighter than a wood fan in the majority of applications.
- Peace-of-mind -
With a Hascon fan, you don't have to worry about being stranded if you have a fan failure on that long cruise. Just carry a few spare blades in your craft and you'll be back on the water in just a few minutes. Extra blades are light weight, small, and easy to change in the field.
- Versatility -
If you ever change engines, pulley ratios, switch hovercraft, etc, your Hascon will more than likely do the job with nothing more than a quick blade pitch adjustment. Change anything on a wood fan and you're buying a new fan.
- Cost -
A Hascon fan is far more economical than an equivalent finished wood fan. Don't forget the hidden costs with a "rough cut" wood fan. You need a separate mounting hub, bushing, fiberglass, epoxy, fillers, and balancing equipment. Not including the additional labor and maintenance costs with a wood fan, the average savings over a "rough cut" fan is at least 25%. You'll pay at least 40-50% less for a Hascon when compared to a "finished" wood fan.
- Time -
With a wood fan, you will have many hours of labor in finishing and balancing before you can use a "rough cut" fan. Wood fans need to be rebalanced and have their tips repaired on a regular basis. With all wood fans, because they only come in fixed diameters, you will need to trim and sand the tips down to match the diameter of your duct. If you trim too much off, you'll need a whole new fan. Every Hascon fan is made to order. You specify the diameter and engine; we do the rest. When it arrives you open the box, bolt it on, and go hover.
Stock Fan Replacement
The average performance improvement over stock fans on a manufactured hovercraft is around 20%! On some models, particularly older SCAT hovercraft, the improvement can be greater.
- 10-40% static thrust improvement
- Faster spin-up responsiveness
Stronger blades and light weight fan means your engine will feel stronger than ever before
- Reduced wing stall in turns
Better performance in hard cornering
- Cost savings
We have the lowest prices in the industry and the experience to get you exactly what you need, first time, every time.
Ordering your Hascon Wing:
Each Hascon fan is custom built to match your application. The diameter, pitch, bolt pattern, mounting type, and hub size are all custom-made for your craft.
Hascon fans can be ordered in 5, 6, 9, and 12 blade configurations in 5, 9, or 12 blade hubs. We can also special order 16 blade configurations (e-mail or call us for details). Pitch is pre-set to match your craft at the factory, but can be easily adjusted to any angle with common tools. All fans are computer balanced at the factory and will arrive ready to mount on your craft. After placing your fan order, we will contact you via e-mail to custom-tailor your order. All fans are shipped directly from the Hascon factory and will arrive in 1-2 weeks. If you need advice on which fan to order, just give us a call and we'll be happy to help answer any questions you have.
Commonly used fan configurations and performance notes:
SCAT Hovercraft Models: 6 blades on 9 way hub for most craft. 503 tested to 13% thrust boost over stock, 277 tested to 28% thrust boost over stock. Cuyunas can expect around 20% thrust gain. On 12 foot rescue models with 503 or better engine, 9 blades on a 9 way hub can be used to maximize payload capacity.
Hovertechnics Hoverstar and Hoverjet: 9 blades on 9 way hub. Thrust improvement from more efficient blades and much smaller hub (many models have an enormous 16 blade hub for the stock fan). Aesthetic improvement with black blades.
Sevtec Models: Sevtecs can use the fan configuration called for in the plans. They are already designed for use with composite fans. Cost savings and performance increase over "stock" Multiwing.
Universal Hovercraft Models: Most UH craft 18 feet and below will use the 5 blade fan. On 18' craft and above, it is sometimes beneficial to use 6 or 9 blades (call for more details). All UH craft will experience a gain in lift performance over the "stock" 4 blade wood fans.
Weber Hovercraft: 5 blade fan for all Weber's. Much improved lift. Customers have reported that they get the same lift at 2800rpm with the Hascon as they did at 3100rpm with the stock wood fan.
Most fans will ship fully assembled. However if you ever need assemble a fan, here is the procedure for properly setting blade pitch: Hascon Fan Assembly instructions