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Hovercraft steering?

  1. Apr 21, 2009 #1
    hovercraft steering??

    hey to u all
    can someone tell me how will i should estemate the force
    that i need to apply by the driver in order to move enough tjee rudders??

    can i get a ready made system somewhere?

    thanks..
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2009 #2

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    Re: hovercraft steering??

    It would entirely depend upon the overall design of the machine. In any event, it won't be enough force to be a problem unless you're into one of those huge ferry or ice-breaker vehicles. A simple cable or tie-rod setup, manually operated from a control stick or yoke, will work fine.
     
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