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    Response
    Re: RC Laser
    Hi Peter, ater I retired I worked for 5 years as a school caretaker - loved every minute involved in everything !. It was great to help inspire, support and motivate . This was just another project along the way. We started to look at
    hovercraft
    also but stalled after a stroke !- starting to get involved with the school again now so we will see how we go on.! Keeping busy Cheers (but no more beers)
    1 month ago by philcaretaker
    Forum
    Griffon
    hovercraft
    - Canadian Coastguard colours
    You can Google photos of the actual Canadian Coastguard
    hovercraft
    . Here is a video of the
    hovercraft
    Museum shot in 2016 .https://youtu.be/9ERmbOsHZN4
    2 months ago by ModelHover
    Place
    Redcar Model Boat Club
    Has anyone built the Stingray
    hovercraft
    that Is produced In Australia and available through eBay. Wondering how It handles on water.
    7 years ago by Rob@RedcarMBC
    Forum
    Model
    hovercraft
    plans
    Hi Mzee, Have a look at these sites:- http://www.astounding.org.uk/ian/
    hovercraft
    /index.html or http://www.aeroglisseur.com/Plans_e.htm#Plans
    1 year ago by CB90
    Forum
    Model
    hovercraft
    plans
    Is it a boat; is it a 'plane? Having made a very simple
    hovercraft
    back in 1954 (I think!!), I am now thinking of making another but need some assistance from anyone who has gone into this fascinating aspect, in the form of drawings and whether or not a skirt is necessary. My first model was Baby Bee powered and free running - R/C wasn't as miniature then as it is now!! Pic shows the models I left with friends when we left Kenya in 1963 - the
    hovercraft
    is on the left next to the c/l flying saucer!
    1 year ago by Mzee
    Forum
    Model
    hovercraft
    plans
    Hi Sarik have plans for a few
    hovercraft
    all requiring skirts and light builds.
    1 year ago by Ianh
    Forum
    Model
    hovercraft
    plans
    No Doug I don't use a dumbphone I'm not clever enough.😊 I've seen
    hovercraft
    plans in some of the on line plans services such as Outerzone Pocket Aeronautics etc . Have a good Google Good luckπŸ‘ Oh ! by the way I think a skirt is essential. Some rubberised/plasticised THIN fabric is the best stuff to use or if notπŸ‘ oiled silk if you can get it.πŸ€”
    1 year ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Model
    hovercraft
    plans
    Mornin' John, Just left click on the Adobe icon so the Media Gallery opens with the larger icon. Left click on [Download], top left corner of the media gallery window. Windows will then ask you if you want to Save or Open the file. left click 'Open', your pdf reader will open it. You can then save it to wherever you want. If you are using a 'Dumbphone' - I don't knowπŸ€” I don't! Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Model
    hovercraft
    plans
    Can't open that PDF Doug
    1 year ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Model
    hovercraft
    plans
    Hi Mzee, this any good? Skirt is essential to reduce lifting power needed to something practicable. This plan includes building instructions, also for the skirt!πŸ‘ It's pretty plain but I guess you can use some fantasy / imagination on the superstructure😁 Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Model
    hovercraft
    plans
    Many thanks Boaty Dave. I will certainly follow your leads. Having had to give up all flying I'm trying to maximise use of all their 'innards'. So far two Skimmers and a part made Lippisch boundary layer "plane" so next in the odds box is the
    hovercraft
    . I'll geep you all in the loop on this.
    1 year ago by Mzee
    Forum
    Model
    hovercraft
    plans
    Hi Mzee Re
    hovercraft
    , it may be worth looking at information around models by the late Ray Malmstrom. He was an ace when it came to designing unorthodox models and another source would be the Plans Handboook. I remember this in the mid 1960s and there was plenty to choose from as they had a special section on such. This included anything from hydroplanes, prop driven racing cars and hydrofoils etc. Another source could be the Eagle Annual from around the same period. Though the Eagle was a comic, the Annual did have articles around the latest technology of the day. Even if you could not obtain the Annual itself I am sure there would be archives on the internet. Hope you have success with your venture, it sounds exciting. Boaty😁😎
    1 year ago by boaty
    Response
    The Crew(s)!!
    Thanks DonnieπŸ‘ The 'speculation' above was sort of tongue in cheek I guess 'What if?' πŸ˜‰ Maybe I'll try the 3750 in my
    hovercraft
    😁
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Skirtless
    hovercraft
    Without a skirt your model will be limited to smooth surfaces such as floors and patios. it may even struggle on grass. However, if you're willing to accept these limitations you'll also bypass one of the tricky components of RC
    hovercraft
    !
    2 years ago by Airtrooper
    Forum
    Skirtless
    hovercraft
    Has anyone been down this track?
    2 years ago by Grumpy1949
    Forum
    Skirtless
    hovercraft
    Unless your wedded to skirtless there are a number of free plans around http://www.modelhover.org/free%20plan I believe the old model maker plans handbook had a skirtless
    hovercraft
    drawing. https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/srn-1-
    hovercraft
    -mm583-plan/
    2 years ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Skirtless
    hovercraft
    Mr. Grumpy - The reason for a
    hovercraft
    skirt is to provide a flexible seal between the craft and the ground/water surface. if everything was flat and smooth, then a shirtless
    hovercraft
    would probably work, as a uniform cushion of air could be maintained. Unfortunately this is not reality. I used to like the concept of a
    hovercraft
    and once keen to model one, but having seen real ones and models lack of directional control have gone away from the idea. Another reason for the skirt - bouncing off nearby objects in the vicinity of the
    hovercraft
    .
    2 years ago by reilly4
    Forum
    Skirtless
    hovercraft
    Grasshoppers! 😁
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Skirtless
    hovercraft
    They're called 'low flying drones'.
    2 years ago by terrymiff
    Event
    Steam,Tug &
    hovercraft
    Day
    Club open event. 10am - 4pm Join us with your model. Parking alongside lake. Club facilities. Disabled access.
    2 years ago by Gascoigne
    Response
    hovercraft
    Very nice, the hardest thing to do is probably to drive in a straight line.
    2 years ago by reilly4
    Response
    Deck Beams and Anchor Port's
    Evenin' Fred, just got back from shopping & car-wash, -3C° and still snowing 😑 so no sailing for a while😭 Thinks; must chuck my
    hovercraft
    together πŸ˜‰ Re: marking out - use a medium tip red felt marker and it'll show up on anything (except perhaps red satin pyjamas!!😲😁) If you've got a mini-drill (Dremel or similar) just whiz the paint off where you need to glue with a mini sanding disc. No great shakes, we've all had to do it, especially with renovations. Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    hovercraft
    Funny that! I was just considering the same mod πŸ˜‰ Think I'll try it first 'as is' before I start experimenting. Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    hovercraft
    One of our members used a couple of old drone bits to make a twin prop version with steerable nozzles. Worked OK but very twitch as only a small craft like yours and the motors were powerful.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Response
    hovercraft
    Many thanks Dave and Brian, I guess Brian's craft is much bigger and heavier than mine; 56x30 cm. Spec says weight 1.3kg with motors fitted but without batteries and RC gear. It came with a 9cm diameter 3 blade ducted fan, 13x? two blade thrust prop and a pair of 400 size brushed motors, the mountings for which limit me to 28/30mm diameter brushless. When I hauled the kit box down from an upper shelf to investigate I found the packing list and spares price list in both Deutschmark and Euro, i.e. circa 1999/2000!! Planning well ahead for the retirement πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ In mine there are no rudders! The whole motor/prop mount is turned. Will see how it goes with that and maybe mod it later with rudders depending on how easy it is to control - OR NOT😲 many thanks for the tips πŸ‘ Doug
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    hovercraft
    As requested I have obtained some pics from Brian Clewes's
    hovercraft
    . The motors are 900 Kv with 80 amp Escs the lift fan is a 7 blade ducted fan, the thrust prop is a 12in x7in cut down to 10in. Battery is 14.8v 5000Ma.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Response
    hovercraft
    That looks fun. Have you tried it on snow ??
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    hovercraft
    Looks a nice size rescue
    hovercraft
    . Thanks for sharing the video. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
    2 years ago by rolfman2000
    Response
    hovercraft
    Hi Doug It's large as you can see. I get all the info from Brian and advise.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Response
    hovercraft
    Hi Ed It's our resident Cob. Quite friendly really and is often around when we sail. There is a track alongside the lake and people walk dogs. The swans normally rest on the grass bank and get fed but don't like dogs so I suspect they felt safer on the ice. Thanks Donnieboy, I will let Brian know,
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Response
    hovercraft
    Job well done.Nice control of the model. Fairly quick too.
    2 years ago by Donnieboy
    Response
    hovercraft
    Very nice model! What's up with the bird, very brave!
    2 years ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    hovercraft
    Hi Dave, thanks for the infoπŸ‘ Gives me a shove in the right direction. For comparison with mine:- Roughly what length / beam is Brian's model? All up weight?
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    hovercraft
    Not sure exactly but I believe 45xx or similar probably 1800 or higher KV. 100 +amp ESCs and 5000Ma batteries 14.4v. Prop is a 3 blade 10". I'll check with Brian and correct my mistakes later.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Response
    hovercraft
    Very niceπŸ‘ You could have continued the musical underlay with 'Swan Lake' πŸ˜‰ I have a similar sized
    hovercraft
    - which brushless motors are fitted in this one? Doug😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    hovercraft
    This is Brian Clewes
    hovercraft
    on a frozen Boundary Park Lake in Cheshire UK. Our resident cob swan and his wife were sat on the ice probably hoping we had brought some feed. They don't bother us and we leave them alone. I should have filmed them taking off later, not an easy task on ice for one of our largest birds. The
    hovercraft
    has two brushless motors and uses a LiPo.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Response
    SRN 4
    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.
    2 years ago by Donnieboy
    Media
    SRN 4
    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.
    2 years ago by Gascoigne
    Place
    Model Boat Club's Ponds/Lakes
    From time to time the Ostpark lake has to be drained to clean out the duck, goose and fish poop as well as all the junk idiots chuck in 😑 http://neuperlach-online.de/ostpark-html/neuperlach-ostpark-2014-02-25-I.html More than once I've trotted round the corner of the pub with a big ship under my arm to be greeted with NO WATTER! πŸ€”πŸ˜² Somewhere in the crud they shovelled out must have been the port prop of my destroyer, lost by brushing the wall in front of the restaurant terrace.😲 Oh well, back home to get the buggy and/or
    hovercraft
    out πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Directory
    (Hover craft) SRN3
    Scratch built
    hovercraft
    model of the SRN 3 used by USA in Vietnam. Model made with liteply structure and 1mm ply skin. The inflatable skirt from kite rip-stop nylon. interesting, fast. (8/10)
    2 years ago by Gascoigne
    Blog
    Palaform Grffin 600
    hovercraft
    So, have given the Vosper RTTL a break as have this Palaform Griffin 600
    hovercraft
    itching to be built! Having read a few build blogs on other sites, have decided to beef it up in places as we build as 3mm Depron isnt the strongest medium out there. I was going to copy all the parts to balsa and build it entirley from Balsa, but figured that would just increase the weight too much? I shall finish the model in a psudo RNLI colour scheme!
    2 years ago by Skydive130
    Media
    Big
    hovercraft
    at the International Model Boat Show
    Always interesting things to watch
    hovercraft
    and these were 3 very different types.
    2 years ago by Dom of Essential RC
    Response
    Maiden Voyage!
    Many thanks for your kind comments Mark, I am just pleased that moving sideways from Aircraft (will still continue to build and fly aircraft!) has been worthwhie. Many more projects to follow including the Veron RTTL on the building board as we speak and the Palaform Griffon 600
    hovercraft
    next!
    2 years ago by Skydive130
    Media
    Palaform Griffon 600 RNLI
    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.
    2 years ago by ModelHover
    Media
    Palaform Griffon 600 - Police
    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!
    2 years ago by ModelHover
    Blog
    nearly there
    I am just waiting for the sails from Mastman then i can complete the build I have changed the drum winch for a standard servo i extended the arm it gives more pull on the sails seems to work better time will tell like all my buddies i am thinking about my winter build i am torn between a
    hovercraft
    or a smaller barge i will probably end up doing both πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by Northumbrian
    Response
    Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and
    hovercraft
    at my local RC show (4K resolution)
    Just seen this, for some reason the videos wouldn't play when it was originally posted , loved the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues under the sea ,one of my all time favourite films after Forbidden Planet. Cheers MarkyπŸ‘
    2 years ago by marky
    Response
    Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and
    hovercraft
    at my local RC show (4K resolution)
    thanks Dom
    2 years ago by lesliebreame
    Response
    Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and
    hovercraft
    at my local RC show (4K resolution)
    Keep an eye on this web site early next year. They should announce the dates for 2018 but should be same weekend in September I expect. http://www.headcornevents.co.uk/event.php?eventid=25
    2 years ago by Dom of Essential RC
    Response
    Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and
    hovercraft
    at my local RC show (4K resolution)
    I live in Devon now Dom but my best buddy is buried in the churchyard in Headcorn. is the meeting at the same place next year, if so i can come up and kill two birds with one stone so to speak !! Les
    2 years ago by lesliebreame


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