to build a hovercraft? (click
this gallery you can see how we build a hovercraft in ten simple
steps. We hope that it will be an inspiring documentation for
others who want to build an hovercraft themselves. We
do not take any responsibility for possible accidents that might
happen when building a hovercraft according to our schedule
/ steps, we do not guarantee success and do not guarantee that
it is safe to do it in this way.
were very lucky in finding both organization and locals enthousiastic
enough to help us out. We have been advised by personal from
Aarhus international Airport, and got access to and materials
from a scrapheap. We got two brand new lawnmower engines (3.5
and 5 horsepower) we could borrow from two seperate "plaeæneklipperservices".
After some experimenting with a second hovercraft we combined
the engines together on one working hovercraft. One of the engines
was used for the lifting and one for the propulsion. You can
find images and a movie in the results
information on the principle of a hovercraft and and plans how
to build or buy one can be found in the links
section. We have learned a lot from building this vehicle, and
found out that the quality of the propeller is one of the most
limiting aspects in the design.
to build a hovercraft in ten simple steps (gallery)