Home Engineering: Building a Hovercraft

Posted on July 10, 2009  Comments (5)

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5 Responses to “Home Engineering: Building a Hovercraft”

  1. Dave Brown
    July 13th, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

    I found it interesting that your prototype didn’t work. It looked like the fan was just too heavy. I was also wondering why you went with just the 1 hole in the bottom for the final version? Don’t most hover crafts have a bunch of little holes? And your final fan sounded like it was really really loud. Definitely not something you’re going to creep up on your neighbors with.

  2. Anonymous
    July 14th, 2009 @ 9:04 pm

    That’s pretty cool. When I was a kid I was inspired by back to the future and their hover board, so I made a model of a magnetic hover half pipe and board. I never made a full size one. Uh ohh, you’ll probably steal my idea now and get rich. Oh well, I’m over it.

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  4. Jay
    November 19th, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    Your post takes me back 20 years when in my final year engineering we made a practical working hovercraft. In summary it was like this.
    The engine for air cushion was a 100cc motorbike engine
    The forward thrust was a high rpm wankel also of 100cc.
    The frame was of wood and so were the props. The air cushion was made of rexiene. It weighed about 150kgs and could carry a human payload of 2 persons.

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