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    Hovercraft compatible rc equipment.

    Hi All,

    I am a newbie here, so please don`t get too technical.

    Basically, I am thinking of trying to build a model hovercraft (Mark Porters Griffon 2000 TDX), & I am trying to get an estimate on the costs with regards to the most expensive parts of the electrics.

    I have a Futaba Skysport RC system, & understand that I need to change the crystals for boat usage, but can anyone give me advice on a suitable & cheap Futaba compatible motors, speed controllers & 8.4 Nimh power packs?

    Ideally, I would like 2x 600 motors, & 2x Speed controllers, & also 2x 8.4 power packs that I can simply plug in to the Futaba Rx, but I am worried with regards to speed controllers after reading that they can overheat if they are not the correct ones, but this is slightly foreign to me how to make sure I obtain the correct ones!

    If anyone can advise then I would be most grateful, & thank you in advance.

    Hoverglide.

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    RE: Hovercraft compatible rc equipment.

    firts off welcome to the world of rc hovercraft its very adictive and you have started in the right place with the griffon i have built a griffon myself very good build so if you get stuck during the build feel free to get in touch.the electrics is not too hard the speed 600 will be fine the two 8.4 batteris should be ok but its the limit of the motor so its up to you with regads to the Speed controllers the company will do http://www.mtroniks.net/ just email him of phone tell him your setup and what its for and he will advise you on what to get when you have made your griffon you can then join the Model Hovercraft Assoiation heres are web address http://www.modelhover.org/ alos a ggod link for model pictures
    http://www.rc-hovercraft.com/ any problems get in touch my email adress is tim.g.stevenson@btinternet.com attched a few pics to inspire you

    Regadrs Tim
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    RE: Hovercraft compatible rc equipment.

    Hi Hover Tim,

    Thank you for your reply, that is a huge help, & also many thanks for the contact offer!

    I am still in the process of trying to find the best deals on the parts needed, & also trying to obtain a couple of tools that would make building a hovercraft much easier, but hopefully I should be able to make a start soon.

    The 2 model hovercraft pictured are great, & I love the detail!

    Many thanks again.

    Ian.

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    RE: Hovercraft compatible rc equipment.

    do you like to travel if so theres a Hovershow on the 30&31 august at the hovercraft museum i will be there wiht the rest of the MHA see attchment
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