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Old 01-09-2009, 10:01 PM
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Here's my hovercraft...Kinda a prototype since I can't go on grass....I have to design a better bag system for it that doesn't collect any debris and is easy to make and put on. Right now it just scoops the air down with the scoop, then I have a picture of the bottom too I think it's the last one. Anyways, it pushes air out 3 small holes in the front. I've tried bigger holes and smaller holes but they both don't work.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:16 AM
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In High school machine shop we made a hovercraft one person can ride in. Using a vacuum cleaner motor, and a inner tube from a semi tire. I wish I had the plans still. I took them and copied them and about 5 years ago I gave them to a guy for him to build for his kids.....he moved across country and haven't heard from him since. It was a simple design that worked great. I wish I could remember more about the build...but I am flustered trying to recall any of it. I will do some searching to see if that same plan exists online somewhere. We built it in 4 weeks (we machined all our own parts with exception of the motor) and would be easy to scale down. I bet a riding mower inner tube would be about the right size.

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What did you use to power the vacuum motor? Did it plug in to mains?
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Here are a few pics of mine... Its electric with 2 motors. 1 for lift and 1 for thrust... Lemme know what u think. I was kinda actually thinking about getting rid of it b/c i just dont use it anymore...


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Thats an awesome hovercraft Swazzi, is it scratch built? I've been thinking of building one with some of my less fortunate plane's components
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:45 AM
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hi all the rubber from a car or mower inner tube will not hold up but i know of rubber that will
its called cloth inserted neoprene some is very strong and 1/16th & 1/8th inch thick
can get for free small 12x12 inch pcs. it will still get holes in it just not big rips
anyone ever try 20 inch bike tubes the 20 x 2.25 the one iam thinking of using
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i tried a bike inner tube on mine but it let air out of the bottom [] im thinking of using an old shirt and a sheet of hard plastic
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Here are a few pics of mine... Its electric with 2 motors. 1 for lift and 1 for thrust... Lemme know what u think. I was kinda actually thinking about getting rid of it b/c i just dont use it anymore...



Dude are you still thinking of getting rid of that Hovercraft
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