- Chilly bin lid (for base)
- Plastic bags. (for skirt)
- Hot glue
- Balsa wood
- Your choice of electronics (two motors with speed controllers and propellers, servo for steering, receiver and transmitter, and battery)
- thin plastic or plywood ( for bottom of hovercraft that directs the air to the skirt and rudders)
- assorted pieces of wire for control rods.
- Craft knife
- Hot glue gun
Step 1: Base And Skirt
A thin layer of plastic was glued around the inside ridge so the air from the fan was directed though the groves cut out to the skirt, it also stopped water filling the skirt when the craft was moving forward.
To construct the Skirt plastic rubbish bags were cut out flat then into 150mm wide strips. Two half pieces of a pvc pipe with a 45 degree angle on the end were used as a template for cutting and taping the corners of the skirt together to get a clean shape, this isn't necessary but is useful. lastly a 20mm by 75mm hole was cut into the bottom plastic panel, this was to let air into the bottom of the hovercraft to make it hover, this could also be done by putting holes in the skirt, but i found this just as effective, and didn't make the skirt at risk to ripping.