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Building A Hovercraft

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by PyROm, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. PyROm

    PyROm New Member

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    For some unkown reason I have decided to build a radio controlled model hovercraft from scratch. I will post pictures of my progress in here as im too lazy to write a webpage for it :P

    When done it will be 1060mm long and 520mm wide, it will have 3x 10-cell battery packs and run 3 motors (1 for lift, 2 for thrust).

    Below is a picture of the wood which I have just finished marking out (you cant see pencil lines in photo).
     

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  2. Chipz

    Chipz Stoner - elite

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    looks like a bit of wood to me :p
     
  3. PyROm

    PyROm New Member

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    theres actually 3 bits :P
     
  4. deadly

    deadly WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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    Can u give me some of ur time? U got too much :lol:
    Anyway, i wanna see the end result :footy: Pyrom :footy:
     
  5. PyROm

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    All bits sawn out (apart from skirt and lift ducts, not sure how to cut them out yet) and awaiting glue. Gotta glue lots of balsa supports to the bulkheads now (the four small rectangles on right).
     

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  6. dirz

    dirz dirz

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    looking good :D
     
  7. idle

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    nice =)
    me dad build lotsa planes n stuff =)
    funny stuff
     
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  8. BRaiNRaiN

    BRaiNRaiN Crusading against smileyspammers!

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    /me wishes Py good luck
     
  9. Exorcist

    Exorcist Hardcore will never die

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    build me a new bike!
     
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  10. Riv

    Riv TonTon

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    lol exo
     
  11. PyROm

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    Just finished glueing up the bulk heads to the bottom of the hull, also glued strengthening balsa strips down 1 side panel. Earlier i cut out the lift ducts and the skirt duct.
     

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  13. suziechaos

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    o_O kewl gl m8y
     
  14. PyROm

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    One side of the hovercraft glued on :) and the second side with reenforcing balsa drying behind it. Pins didnt hold side on well enuf, so ended up resorting to cloths pegs, which worked better then I expected.
     

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  15. Exorcist

    Exorcist Hardcore will never die

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    im gonna crash it
     
  16. BRaiNRaiN

    BRaiNRaiN Crusading against smileyspammers!

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    /me doesnt see the shape of a hoovie yet
     
  17. PyROm

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    lol, its only 1/3 of total width atm, and hasnt got skirt attached :P

    All sides attached to hull now (in background at an angle) currently got the top center deck drying with reinforcements/something to glue onto down sides (with gaps for bulkheads).
     

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  18. BRaiNRaiN

    BRaiNRaiN Crusading against smileyspammers!

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    Thats more like it!
     
  19. Happy_Guy

    Happy_Guy Kneel before ZOD!!!!

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    nice project m8, can you turn it into a lawn mower??? That would be neat.
     
  20. Exorcist

    Exorcist Hardcore will never die

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    :lol: