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    hey, im looking forward to building a cheap hovercraft. It would be 8x4ft, for lift i am going to use a leafblower, and for thurst lawnmower engine or something similar. Also, im going to try riding it on water. Here's a picture of a "design" im thinking about: [img]index.php?t=getfile&id=552&private=0[/img]

    Would this work? What do you think about it? Would like to hear all suggestions and would be grateful if you posted your own cheap hovercraft pics.
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    Default Re: homemade hovercraft

    not sure about cheep.

    but for a wide range of hovercraft pic's

    goto



    www.hovercraftvideo.co.uk



    there are load's.

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    Default Re: homemade hovercraft

    thanks however didn't find anything made from simple materials like plywood. what about my skirt design, do i correctly understand how does bag skirt work?

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    Default Re: homemade hovercraft

    Your picture is not showing. Try posting it up again.

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    Default Re: homemade hovercraft

    if you want some cheap plans to give you a idea down to even a 6ftx3ft craft try here.



    http://www.universalhovercraft.com/

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    Default Re: homemade hovercraft

    @sixpack, thanks, fixed

    @don, yeah, ive seen them, but they're made out of expensive materials, like fiberglass or something of that kind. basically, i have an idea, which is in picture, just want to know what you think about it

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    Default Re: homemade hovercraft

    What you have drawn is basically the small UH craft they construct some of their craft like you want to do but their small craft just uses a small B&S engine instead of a leaf blower which also gives them forward thrust but you have the right idea for a very simple craft but be warned the performance is going to be pretty grim but get get what you pay for if you increased the size by 25% it would help quite a bit stability wise and fit a larger engine / fan or prop if using separate lift.

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    Default Re: homemade hovercraft

    It'll probably work OK on very short grass, but is unlikley to work on water as the 'footprint' is quite small leading to a high cushion pressure.



    Make the plywood the thinnest you can find, otherwise it will be too heavy.



    Ian

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