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    RC Hovercraft Build

    Hey guys,
    I'm currently attempting to build my second fully RC hovercraft.
    Anyone who has previous build experience, any tips/techniques for doing something better/easier it would be muchly appreciated.
    I will be blogging the whole process so anyone who is interested or want an idea for a new project.

    Feel free to check it out at Remote Control Hovercraft Build


    Cheers

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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    Looking forward to pic's and the build.

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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    I only just started this blog yesterday so expect to see some pretty rapid growth today.
    I have about a week of building completed. I also have all the pictures and a diary to go along with it so I will upload those today.

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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    Good Luck I have seen a few Homebuilts (looks like a pretty easy build) Try to put (clamshells) for reverse)
    Charlie111 Looking for two HIGH PERFORMANCE motors with single channel speed control.BRUSH OR BRUSHLESS

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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    Sorry charlie111, What do you mean by clamshells for reverse?

    cheers

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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    On (Jet ) Aircraft these close behind the Motor.Redirecting the Thrust.It should work on a Fan Motor aswell? They are 2 1/4 cups that when closed make a Half Shell Behind Thrust! which redirects it!
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    Charlie111 Looking for two HIGH PERFORMANCE motors with single channel speed control.BRUSH OR BRUSHLESS

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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    humm stuck on day 3 lol

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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    Haha, sorry deathwish, I have been camping. So no internet

    Oh and Charlie, I'm using a fan motor so reverse is easy

    Edit: so im stupid and wasn't thinking when I wrote this, the motor can reverse, but i cant with my rc set up. So Charlie, whats the go with these clamshells? Do you have any pics or more info?


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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    Any updates?

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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    Within the next 2 weeks I expect to have the craft complete. Uni assignments have taken over any chance I have to blog and build, its one or the other at the moment and building has taken preference. In saying this I should probably do a quick update this weekend as it will be the first one where im home in 5 weeks.

    cheers

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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    Most of todays Jets use them.They close behind the outlet.Picture a half of a Basketball cut in two.When split they are on both sides .When closed they come together behind the motor reversing the thrust.Look at any airliner!
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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    I have working reverse thrust charlie
    With my VERY crude measurements i would put it at about 3/4 of a pound in reverse with about 2 pounds in forwards so hopefully that should work.
    I have a 5.5" prop in a 150mm diameter pvc pipe for my thrust with a little hand made actuator to push them all out.
    Its a pretty simple design with the buckets sitting just past the ducting and then just hinged at the rear.


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    RE: RC Hovercraft Build

    What do you think of My Design?
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