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Building a hovercraft

  1. Apr 15, 2004 #1
    I am looking into building a hovercraft, but i have virtually no idea where to begin. I could use a bit of help. Perhaps something that uses magnets...
    Thanks for any help.
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2004 #2

    Averagesupernova

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  4. Apr 15, 2004 #3
    I'm sorry, I didn't specify. I want to build a small, remote-controlled, low-speed, levitating machine. maybe these specifications will give me more results.
    Thank you for any help.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2004 #4

    Cliff_J

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    There are small toy hovercrafts for sale as well, sounds like a fit from your description. Its all about the cushion of air, if you have a powerful enough fan you don't even need to skirt to assist (like a helicopter or Harrier jump jet) but now may need some stability system to control pitch/yaw/roll.

    Unless you have a special track and lots of high-speed electronics, a mag-lev system like some of the experimental trains is not going to work for a highly mobile vehicle.

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