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SRN 6 - Posted: 20 days ago by JeremyBB
I Scratch built this model in 2012 based on Mark Porter's plans.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 29th Jun 2018
Very nicely done Jeremy👍
I've pinched your photos 😁 for inspiration to convert the rather basic H/C kit I have.
it just has a boring 'bubble' on top 🤔
Cheers, Doug 😎

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SRN 4 - Posted: 6 months ago by Gascoigne
An old favourite from my hovercraft phase. Runs really well on land and especially water. Although no reverse, it will auto-rotate on the hover, so when pointing in the desired direction on with the propulsion with the brushless motor and away she flies.
Realistic in operation. Looking a bit work worn now. Could do with up-dating with Lipo batteries which would make it even lighter. Seen here with lift motor running with skirt inflated. Steering
interesting, with twin air rudders. Must get some videos of the action.

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Response by Baggie on the 5th Feb 2018
Having seen this now... it must definitely be given an ‘airing’ soon
Response by RNinMunich on the 5th Feb 2018
But maybe not before the motors are suppressed!? 😉
Response by Donnieboy on the 5th Feb 2018
It's a learning curve to operate a hovercraft.It's fun to watch them drifting in a turn and then trying to go in the direction you want them to go.Lots of fun.

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SRN3 - Posted: 6 months ago by Gascoigne
A challenging project 10 years ago. Scratch built model of theSRN3 built under licence by the US for use in the Mekong delta against the VC in Vietnam. Very light construction with liteply.
Two ESPs control brushed and brushless motors for lift and propulsion. Motor tube ball-raced at each end with a 9x6 pusher prop. Realistic performance and sounds like a turbo prop. Tricky to control in anything stronger than a light breeze. Best on water.

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Palaform Griffon 600 RNLI - Posted: 9 months ago by ModelHover
A 600mm long model hovercraft built from a kit using Depron polysyrene. Excellent kits and extremely light, quick on the water and very quick on polished surfaces such as sports halls. Contact Palaform for further info. Just Google them. Use styrofoam paint to decorate otherwise you risk melting the polystyrene.

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Response by rolfman2000 on the 3rd Nov 2017
If that is a kit, any idea where we can get it from. I have a hankering for a air cushion vehicle, after making a real one in my secondary school. Any help would be appreciated.
Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊
Response by ModelHover on the 16th Nov 2017
The kits are made by Palaform Ltd see website www.modelhovercraft.co.uk This one is a Griffon 600 made from deprom. Very easy to assemble. Get the electrics pack with it rather than supplying your own.
Response by rolfman2000 on the 17th Nov 2017
Thanks very much. I can see the bank account getting a hammering soon 😉 Cheers, Dave W 😊

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Palaform Griffon 600 - Police - Posted: 9 months ago by ModelHover
A 600mm long model hovercraft built from a kit using Depron polysyrene. Excellent kits and extremely light, quick on the water and very quick on polished surfaces such as sports halls. Contact Palaform for further info. Just Google them. Use styrofoam paint to decorate otherwise you risk melting the polystyrene. Reflective marking from local police - thanks guys!

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Response by Skydive130 on the 15th Nov 2017
I have just bought the Palaform Griffon 600 which arrived last week. I am considering 2 things:

1. Either copy all the depron parts onto 2mm light/medium balsa adding lightning holes to reduce the extra weight. This would make a far stronger model for not too much added weight. The instructions call for adding extra batteries to increase weight if using outdoors anyway.

2. second option would be to replace some parts with balsa, then glass cloth top deck depron, bottom of hull depron and either replace cabin sides/roof with a sandwich of 1mm balsa/1mm ply or glass cloth depron.

In both options, the prop tunnel will be built as per kit.

Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
Response by tonymid on the 17th Nov 2017
Fran Oakey designed the Griffon 600 as a wooden model.
Originally called the MM600 it used 2mm liteply without any lightning holes.
It is heavier than the Depron version but will operate in rougher water and higher wind speeds. Takes the knocks better too.
Response by reilly4 on the 23rd Jan 2018
That looks like a flooded road that the model is sitting on. Looks like the police there to control traffic!

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Griffon 2000 TD - Posted: 7 years ago by ModelHover
Built from light ply and balsa from a plan available on the Model Hovercraft Association website (under resources) www.modelhover.org It Is powered by two 540 brushed motors with dedicated speed controllers.
This model has now been sold and replaced with a newly built Canadian Coastguard Griffon 2000TD built off a Mark Porter plan but using two Graupner Speed 600 motors, one powered by a 3000 Li-Po battery for thrust and the other on a 7.2v Ni-Cad for lift.

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Response by Chris B on the 13th May 2012
I have just got the plans to build this from MHA
Any Info you have on your build, would be much Appreciated
good looking model by the way 😊
Response by tonymid on the 17th Nov 2017
Check out the website at www.rc-hovercraft.com where construction details in photos show how I built the griffon 2000TD
and also the military version 2000TD(M).

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Griffin 600 - Posted: 7 years ago by ModelHover
The police hovercraft Is from a Griffin 600 kit by Palaform Limited. 600mm long, hence the name. It Is run on a single brushless motor for both lift and thrust. It Is built from depron so Is very light. I use 11.1v Li-Po to save weight. Great on land too, In fact very fast on tarmac. Fantastic fun.

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Response by Chris B on the 8th May 2012
Great looking Model 😁