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tonybroad - n/a
4-Sep-06, 09:41 AM
F2 World Championship winning craft - a 'home built' aluminium craft with a wooden propellor for thrust and a wooden propellor on his lift engine



that throws the 'home built are never competitive' and 'props or fans' arguments wide open again



plus he drove like a man possessed - well done



comments please



Tony

Russ Pullen - n/a
4-Sep-06, 10:13 AM
Okay i'll bite! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif



Pretty much everything that races is 'homebuilt' - or at least manufactured by an individual.



F1 - A bespoke racer, currently unique, designed and built by Paul Hibby.

F2 - As discussed.

F3 - I belive John Bucknall's Storm was built by Jamie & Himself - albeit using a 'manufactured' hull.

F25 - Tricky one! Is it a Griffon?

F50 /FS Sirius Hulls - bought complete, off the shelf and running? Probably not. I don't know much about them.



What I'm saying is that virtually nothing is not 'Home built' - depending on your definition of the term.



Chris B's craft wasn't the prettiest craft at the Worlds by a long way but I don't believe you can catagorise it any differently to 80% of the paddock.



Russ

tonybroad - n/a
4-Sep-06, 10:19 AM
Ok i'll clarify my definition of homebuilt



made from plans or own design from wood or aluminium against being made in a mould



and it had a bag skirt !!!

Russ Pullen - n/a
4-Sep-06, 11:42 AM
It was definitely a bag skirt course tho!

Sean Atterbury - n/a
4-Sep-06, 02:30 PM
What would classify as a bag skirt course and a finger cource.



I thaught that the finger would be best on all surfaces.



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Hovertrekker - n/a
4-Sep-06, 02:39 PM
F2 World Championship winning craft - a 'home built' aluminium craft with a wooden propellor for thrust and a wooden propellor on his lift engine



that throws the 'home built are never competitive' and 'props or fans' arguments wide open again



plus he drove like a man possessed - well done



comments please



Tony


Hehe -we knew Chris Barczynski Jr. was going to do well at the worlds. He dominated F1 and F2 at the US nationals two months ago. His dad knows how to build 'em, and jr's been racing since he was pretty young (he's only 19 now). Super lightweight craft, big duct, wood prop, everything dialed in for max thrust. He certainly made in impact!

jon_curtis - n/a
4-Sep-06, 07:02 PM
is there any pics of his craft about?

kevinf - n/a
4-Sep-06, 07:33 PM
Have a look on Paul Taylor's website for craft number 211, there are plenty to chose from.

Russ Pullen - n/a
4-Sep-06, 09:08 PM
http://hovercraft.org.uk/FUDforum2/index.php?t=getfile&id=365&private=0

Ian Brooks - n/a
4-Sep-06, 10:13 PM
that throws the /snip/ 'props or fans' arguments wide open again



comments please






It's only waiting for someone to do it... the bizarre part is that fans work (for propulsion)at all! . There's a clue in the name!!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_razz.gif



Ian