Power plant and Transmission

  • Liang Yun
  • Alan Bliault
  • Johnny Doo


A WIG is a flying machine that takes off and lands on water, in a similar manner to a flying boat. The craft structure has to follow much of the experience and concepts developed in aviation in order to achieve successful flight performance. Power plants also need to comply with aviation criteria of acceptability – reliability, lightest possible weight and highest practical fuel economy.


Internal Combustion Engine Aircraft Engine Drive Shaft Turbofan Engine Lift System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC)ShanghaiPR China
  2. 2.A/S Norske ShellTanangerNorway
  3. 3.Teledyne Continental MotorsMobileUSA

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