Here are a couple of shots of my 'John Deere' variator. It comes out of an old John Deere garden tractor.
I still need to do some tweaking to get the belts lined up exactly, but
it does work. You can raise and lower the craft by moving the variator.
Here is where I put the fuel pump. It is out of the same Subaru as the engine.
Here is the front lift guard, followed by the rear thrust guard
Here is a shot from the back (rudders are off) The thrust prop was surprisingly
quiet. I didn't rev it up to high. You can also see
the rad just in front of the prop. I decided against the Soob rad, because it's a bit too big, and you would have to cross the hoses
to hook it up (because it's now behind the motor). After much searching I found the perfect rad; smaller, light, proper hose orientation,..
from a BMW! I couldn't believe there are cars like this at the wreckers!
I still need to build a trailer, finish some wiring, and put the vinyl
top on. I think I am also going to move the muffler,
as it appears to be too close to the duct. Then there is the little problem of the trailer!
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