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Old 11-26-2008, 10:44 PM
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ok so i have losts of spare electic airplane parts and hover craft are just soo cool. ive tried before but have failed []
so i come to the experts
basiclly it would be small maybe 15x5 inches, two electric motors, one with a fan pointing down, i want a bag type skirt, either one with the wholes in it, or one that has no outlet and is fed by small channels the open near the fan outlet, while the rest of the air is pushed down to the center with the inflated bag surrounding it. if that makes any sense?
i used a thick plastic material last time that worked really well, so ill use that again. The base of the craft was plastic which seemed to work well.
and finally i have a rc car motor that i would use to propel the craft for and aft, i have a three blade prop which i can mount to it, and it would also have ofrward and reverse (really cool)\
and lastly a servo stolen from a car to opperated to rudders mounted behind the fan unit.
fairly simple it may seem
but it is hard work!
any info on how to make easy skirts would be awsome.
i can handle everything else easily
i just want the skirt to handle everything tile, brick, dirt, grass, water, gravel and such but to also be easy enough to make a new one if needed. if i can i will post a picture of what i already have,
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:32 AM
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IT nice to see someone haveing a go with hovercraft size may be a bit of an issue though as bigger is better wiht hovercraft the smallets craft i have got is 600mm long and the largest on is aboiut 4 foot long everyone sturggles with the skirt so you may find this info useful http://www.rc-hovercraft.co.uk/infoframes.html and click on skirt calculator with regards to performance your craft will run on tiles no problem it will only run a very short grass probably not bricks and water should not be a problem the above link will show you how to make a bag skirt what sort of skirt were you after
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:39 PM
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I just put pics of mine up...I haven't yet mastered the skirt part of it but I'm going to keep trying to find something that I can drive on water. My thread is a couple up from here
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:26 AM
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Check out mines. Its not a scratch kit but it may give u some ideas on how you can build yours... Let me know if you have any questions...

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i just built one from scratch andi need a skirt first and foremost and some sort of watertight shell (i plan on using it on water) any advice?
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