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Finished Hovercraft


finshed hovercraft

Almost ready. Just a couple of kill switches to install,  a couple more handles, and a few other details. I have had this craft hovering in the garage, and I measured 55 - 60lbs thrust with a bathroom scale against my work bench.
I can't wait to try it out. I just need to finish installing a hitch on my van, and modify a snow mobile trailer.
 

another shot of the hovercraft



Well I've had the craft on the water a few times now, and what a blast!
There is nothing like gliding over the water, especially in a craft you built yourself!

It  carried myself and my daughter which is about a 275lb payload,
and it seems quite fast, although I can't say for sure what that speed is,.. probably about 30mph.
 

 I was having a bit of trouble draining the skirt and getting on hover,
but I found that  my lift engine was only peaking at 2200rpm which is too low, so I am in the midst of
installing another lift engine. It cost me $15.00 from a lawn mower repair shop!

I also built another thrust prop which is 36-18 instead of 36-22. This lets the thrust engine rev higher as well.

I have some better photo's coming, but for now the ones from the disposable camera will have to do.
 

UH-10T2/F

This is myself having fun on the water

My daughter age 10
 

My daughter and I  took a trip up the river. What great fun to be going up current.
Then we found we couldn't hover going back down. I found out after
that  one of my previous drainage holes had opened up and was scooping water.
This with a lift engine that wouldn't rev up, impaired the crafts ability to get on hover going down stream.
We just floated back.

I can't wait to try out the new lift engine.
 
 

See ya later!
 

Comments or questions
jproppe@telusplanet.net

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