Step 7: Making the Skirt

The skirt of the hovercraft if a key feature for having a well balanced and high-class hovercraft. It is also the hardest to make, but we’ll get through it together.Find a plane surface to work on and get the duct tape. You will also need some vacuum cleaner tubing.
Lay down several 30-35’’ strips of duct tape overlaying them 1/16 of an inch. Tape them down to the table at the edges so they won’t move. Now put facing down tape over them to cover the whole sticky surface. Fold over the sticky sides so you get a nice piece of fabric. This is the material for the skirt.Take the vacuum cleaner tube and put it over the ring-like frame. You will use the tubing as a guide to get the shape you want for the skirt. Use the fabric that you made to make the skirt. Use additional tape to hold it down. Be careful not to stick the tape to the tube. Now take the tape roll and go round and round over the fabric and the tube. Leave an open space so you can pull out the vacuum tubing.
After you pull out the vacuum tubing close the gap with tape.

It wasn’t that bad, was it?
<p>Tell me about the remote which remote can control this hovercraft i m facing problem finding the right remote for this project guide me with proper specification and if u have a link about the remote controll send me asap</p>
<p>Can u send the arduino code to hovercraft for me? </p>
how to program ESCs?
plz give some programming hints <br>
<p>Depending on what receiver/transmitter system you've got you don't need to program the esc. If you hear beeps, it can also be some error code. Check page 8 at <a href="http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uploads/811103388X7478X20.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uploads/811103388X7478X20.pdf</a> for more details on what the error might be!</p>
look on the esc product pages there should be links
and which kind of Arduino board do you have? I have an Uno, and I'm ordering a motor shield because I thought I needed it to run my ducted fans. Maybe I only need it to make 2 motors do different things simultaneously. Any advice?
<p>You dont need to connect the fan directly to the arduino, the arduino writes on the white/yellow signal cable to the esc. The esc will in turn send its received value to the connected edf.</p>
How did you figure out how to make the remote control work with the Arduino? I'm getting a similar one
Do you think that a pc cooling fan would be able to power it along?
No. not for its weight. The EDFs are much more powerful than a pc fan. A PC fan can barely work with a styrofoam meat tray.
If you have an old, obsolete computer you can pull the plugs (printer port, monitor port, etc.) from the back and use those as a temporary breadboard. Not to mention if you have an old printer that has the ribbon cables in them and the fans from the computers themselves. A single computer with the peripherals could easily cut down your costs for parts.
Thx for the tip :)<br>
Dude, that is totally awesome!<br>Keep up the good work!
Thanks dude!
Will it work on water?
The circuits are currently not properly isolated for water use. If you isolate the circuits and prevent water from touching any open contact it will be fine. It does float and hover above water so stability and clearance would not be a problem. And to answer your question in short : yes, it does work on water.
another awesome use for duct tape!!!

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