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Model hovercraft plans by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Mzee, Have a look at these sites:- http://www.astounding.org.uk/ian/ style='background-color:yellow;'>hovercraft/index.html or http://www.aeroglisseur.com/Plans_e.htm#Plans

Model hovercraft plans by Ianh Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Sarik have plans for a few hovercraft all requiring skirts and light builds.

Model hovercraft plans by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
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 luck👍 Oh ! by the way I think a skirt is essential. Some rubberised/plasticised THIN fabric is the best stuff to use or if not👍 oiled silk if you can get it.🤔

Model hovercraft plans by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
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 know🤔 I don't! Cheers, Doug 😎

Model hovercraft plans by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Can't open that PDF Doug

Model hovercraft plans by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
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!👍 It's pretty plain but I guess you can use some fantasy / imagination on the superstructure😁 Cheers, Doug 😎

Model hovercraft plans by Mzee Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
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.

Model hovercraft plans by boaty Admiral   Posted: 4 months ago
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😁😎

Model hovercraft plans by Mzee Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
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!

The Crew(s)!! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks Donnie👍 The 'speculation' above was sort of tongue in cheek I guess 'What if?' 😉 Maybe I'll try the 3750 in my hovercraft 😁

Skirtless hovercraft by Airtrooper Seaman   Posted: 9 months ago
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!

Skirtless hovercraft by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
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- style='background-color:yellow;'>hovercraft-mm583-plan/

Skirtless hovercraft by reilly4 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
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.

Skirtless hovercraft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Grasshoppers! 😁

Skirtless hovercraft by terrymiff Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 months ago
They're called 'low flying drones'.