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Hoveroz - n/a
10-Jan-08, 10:10 AM
I have seen photos of various Inflatable HoverCraft based on Zodiac style rubber boats. I would like some information on how to go about building such a Hovercraft. Any information, photos or drawings would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, (Mark Australia)

jon_curtis - n/a
10-Jan-08, 07:37 PM
i have always wanted to build a inflatable hovercraft, and have thought about those little 3.5m inflatable tenders, with a sevtec type horizontal fan and belt driven prop hanging off the transom, not sure a zodiac would work? anything with a deep keel would drag it on the floor!

due to the shape of such a inflatable tender i.e. raised nose, a sevtec style bag and curtain skirt could be made to fit also!

a hover that you could stick in the back of me estate car is apealing http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif if the drive train (fan engine prop and cage) was removeable from the craft and the cage folded, this could be hung off a tow bar like a bike rack!

tonybroad - n/a
10-Jan-08, 09:16 PM
Was it Steve Walsh that built an inflatable foldable F25 a couple of years ago - think i've got a pic of it somewhere


jon_curtis - n/a
10-Jan-08, 09:46 PM
yeh red, craft with 25hp 4 stroke! fly by wire wasnt it? looked cool, but due to the duct it was still quite big when folded? smart craft all the same.

Hoveroz - n/a
10-Jan-08, 10:54 PM
Does anybody know how I can contact Steve Walsh.

Cheers, Mark Australia

tonybroad - n/a
11-Jan-08, 06:28 AM
I've not got his details but someone will be along shortly i'm sure - found these two pics



hovmart - n/a
11-Jan-08, 08:11 AM
ry this web site ( &u=http://www.splav350.ru/

hover t - n/a
11-Jan-08, 04:16 PM
You may as well have a look at this one aswell



jon_curtis - n/a
13-Jan-08, 09:13 AM
thats cool! is that the one thats in the museam?

hover t - n/a
13-Jan-08, 12:18 PM
Hi Jon

I don`t really know anything about this one apart from what`s stated on the link,I came across it on a US site

Looks like it belongs to someone in the UK so keep your eyes open

I would be interested to find out how well it goes as it seems to be a one off