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This simple project gets you started with a basic inexpensive construction of a hovercraft. Parts include:Hair dryerParty TrayHot glueWireBattery 18V Dc cordless drill.
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Step 1: Parts & Tools

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Party Tray $3.50 from local store. I used the 16 inch party tray. Hair dryer motor $5.00 from Goodwill. I removed the motor from the hair dryer. Tools include a hot glue gun, torch, wire, and soldering iron.

Step 2: Step 1 Cutting hole in center of tray.

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I placed a metal container lid in the center of plastic tray and heated it up with the torch. It melted a perfect hole through the plastic.

Step 3: Step 2 Mounting the motor.

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I used hot glue to attach hair dryer motor to bottom of party tray and extended wire connections with wire and soldering iron. I connected the battery to the wires and we have lift off.

Step 4:

palombo5050 (author) 1 year ago

One more

palombo5050 (author) 1 year ago

Advance Hovercraft

palombo5050 (author) 1 year ago

I made a little change to the basic Hovercraft

palombo5050 (author)  palombo50501 year ago

Check out the new youtube video

Kiteman1 year ago

Could we see it running?

palombo5050 (author)  Kiteman1 year ago

Here is the youtube link.

great idea but I think I might try it with a frisbee
palombo5050 (author)  the crafting guy1 year ago

Good idea on the Frisbee. .. I didn't have a frisbee on hand. I used a leftover party tray from New Years.