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Old 08-26-2004, 05:46 AM
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Default Best Hovercraft MOTOR

Would ne 540 motor do for a hovercraft
or do i need a special kind of electric engine
Old 08-26-2004, 10:06 AM
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Default RE: Best Hovercraft MOTOR

That's hard to say without knowing the overall dimensions and weight of the hovercraft.

As a hovercraft needs to be light, most builders use foam and balsa for the hull and most of the time even smaller motors (380-280) to keep the weight down.

Google and you'll find a few hoverchraft sites, explaining it all.

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Old 08-27-2004, 01:41 AM
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Default RE: Best Hovercraft MOTOR

i have built the Griffon 200tdx on this site it suggests 540 motors
but i ask does it have to be a special type of motor or will ne do


http://model-hovercraft.com
Old 08-27-2004, 01:38 PM
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Default RE: Best Hovercraft MOTOR

Cool!

Do you have pics of your Griffon?

The site suggests the Graupner 600 as ideal, this motor is widely avaible and has more torque than a 540.
As it's about airscrews, I don't think the 600 are absolutely neccesary, a couple of 540 should work aswell (maybe a bit less).

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Old 09-01-2004, 05:14 AM
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Default RE: Best Hovercraft MOTOR

nah soz mate
i dont have ne pics of my hovercraft
cause no digi camera

Thanks for the motor type

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