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Skirtless hovercraft by Airtrooper Seaman   Posted: 3 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: 3 months ago
Unless your wedded to skirtless there are a number of free plans around I believe the old model maker plans handbook had a skirtless hovercraft drawing. style='background-color:yellow;'>hovercraft-mm583-plan/

Skirtless hovercraft by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 3 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: 3 months ago
Grasshoppers! 😁

Skirtless hovercraft by terrymiff Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
They're called 'low flying drones'.

Skirtless hovercraft by Grumpy1949 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Has anyone been down this track?

Steam,Tug & Hovercraft Day by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Club open event. 10am - 4pm Join us with your model. Parking alongside lake. Club facilities. Disabled access.

Hovercraft by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Very nice, the hardest thing to do is probably to drive in a straight line.

Deck Beams and Anchor Port's by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
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 😉 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 😎

Hovercraft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Funny that! I was just considering the same mod 😉 Think I'll try it first 'as is' before I start experimenting. Cheers Doug 😎

Hovercraft by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
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.

Hovercraft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
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 😉😉 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 👍 Doug

Hovercraft by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
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.

Hovercraft by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
That looks fun. Have you tried it on snow ??

Hovercraft by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Looks a nice size rescue hovercraft. Thanks for sharing the video. Best wishes, Dave W 😊