This instructable i made in the last 2 months, meanly because of pending orders for parts i needed to get things going. I first started with a prototype made from old cheap rc helicopter parts, wich lead me to make a better working version wich i could control the way i wanted. This instructable is more a guideline and not a building plan, i only wanted to share the way i took to make this work.

Step 1: Things You Need

I had a bit of a hard time learning what parts i could use and what i needed to cennect them propperly, a good website where i learned most things is www.hobbyking.com (forum) the website itself is a good source for cheap and/or good rc stuff.

Things i used for the body:

Ply of Depron 0.5 cm thick  (plastic/foam like material)
Glue, (make sure to use correct glue when using it on Depron, because it can damage the material)
Hobby knife/stanley knife
Scotch and ductape
Glass fiber cloth (18gr per square meter)
Plastic sheet
Small rc hinges
Tent fabric to make the skirt
Sewing material

Electronic parts i used:

2x 55mm EDF motor (one for hover lift and one for propulsion)
1 Servo (for steering)
Controller and reciever (i bought them as a set)
Esc's to get your motors connected to the reciever
Battery (i use a 7.4v 1000mah battery)
On/off switch

Extra things necessary:
Free time

Note: i dont really have photo's of the parts only this one from my first order.
<p>Looking for advice on how to convert a RF helicopter to an RF Hovercraft?</p><p>I'd like to use the controller, battery and any other parts you could suggest, then buy others. I assume the lift should use a 55mm EDF motor. Thanks for your help! </p>
<p>How do you assemble and program the electronics? Also what servo did you use?</p>
<p>Hi! Do you know how much weight this can carry? I need to know for my school project. Thank You and good job!</p>
<p>did anyone make this and can help me with the steps</p>
<p>can you please upload step by step instructions regarding the electronics and assembly. thanks</p>
<p>which servo did you use</p>
which glue did u use to stick the depron?
Will this work on water
can you show us what the ESC's look like that would be very helpfull
<p>can it go on water?</p>
<p>How do you use a servo ?</p>
<p>How fast does it go? </p>
what is servo ? <br>please tell me the site to buy it ..... <br> <br> <br>
<p>its a type of motor that it used for moving the rudder or elevator</p>
A servo is an electric motor used for steering and in airplanes for the movement of the flaps, you should look at www.hobbyking.com for parts maybe google some info if you are in doubt.
<p>nice can i got on water as well </p>
What edf fans did you use? I'm trying to make a hovercraft and have had bad luck choosing fans
hey can we use insulation foam instead of depron ply <br>
As long as it will hold it's form anything will do
How much did this project end up costing?
About 100 to 120 euro's for parts/materials and shipping costs.
great work!! keep going.
the design is so cool!
great project
so basically scale it up, use a small gas engine... and Boom hoverboard ;)
Whaha, that would be awesome, something i would really like to have, a hoverboard :P maybe something for the future, i have been thinking about stuff like this, plus i'm a skateboarder so my dream is to ride a hoverboard ever since bttf. I've also been thinking on making a bigger size hovercraft for real, already have a 100cc lawnmower engine lying around. Who knows,
yeah lol, basically you'd be making the bulldog hover board if you kept the fans on the back. you could go over water just fine :D <br>Also, this song... because hoverboards <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOH15_pqWZ4
Nice song, really enjoyed it :P
How much did this project cost you in total? I think that your hovercraft is amazing, and i was thinking of trying to create one similar to yours. Unfortunately i dont have that much money, so i was wondering what the cost of all the materials were.
The electric parts in total were somewhere around 85 dollars from the hobbyking store, the other stuff like depron, glue, plastic and paint is about 20 dollars worth (bought in local stores), could be less this is a rough estimate. The goal for me was to build it as close to 100 (euro's) in total, with most parts ordered online and in dollar price i was not to far off. The skirt material i had lying around.
Dude that is BEAST! <br>I gave you a vote good luck :D <br>
thanks :D
Very constructive and clear tutorial!!
Thanks man, i try to do what i can, you know how its like :P
Radio Controlled, yes it actually is! <br> <br>The title is tribute to Tesla the real inventor of radio who in 1898 demonstrated a &quot;radio-controlled boat&quot; in Madison Square Garden. <br>While Radio Wave Controlled Hovercraft is more accurate, what you state is true also. <br> <br>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla <br> <br>While wikipedi is not viable source fore term papers it is accurate on this account. <br> <br>Marconi improved not invented the radio. <br> <br>Read up on him, he is one of most important scientist of modern time. <br> <br>Time to jump off the soap box. <br>
Haha, thanks for the info. I know who Nikola Tesla is, he actually is one of my favorite known persons in history. :-) <br>
That's a great build ! Thanks for sharing that wonderful project, helps a lot in inspiring people seeking for a good hovercraft design. Keep it up bro!
Thank you for checking it out :D i can only hope to inspire more people.
not a real radio offcourse, but i think you already understand that :P I could have just gone for Rc hovercraft in my title but this was a bit more catchy.
wow i mean this is totally super cool because your making a hovercraft but your powering it by radio super cool and thanks bauwser

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Bio: Hello, I'm Joey, and i live in the Netherlands, i like to build or try to invent stuff. Tech always had my interests since ... More »
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