This is unique- I use thrust vectoring (used in fighter jets), that I haven't seen in other hovercraft, I also use an air diffuser to help get the hovercraft level, and stable.
This hovercraft works on water, land, and snow. It works best on snow, and land. It works decently on water. The surface (snow or land) should be smooth,for optimal performance. Grass, very rocky areas, and mud is not recommended for flying it.
This instructable is to teach you how to make your own thrust vectoring hovercraft like mine. this can be made in a week, or a weekend if you are a fast builder.
How a hover craft works (opens in new page)
We will start building in the next step.
Step 1: Materials, and plans
- Foam. I used dollar tree foam board.
- 2 motors. I used brush less motors.
- 2 Electronic speed controller for brushless motor, or esc
- Suitable batteries, I used 2 lipos, one for each motor.
- Servos, I used a cheap 9 gram servo
- A radio tx, and rx.
- Material for the skirt, I used sturdy cloth, plastic Bags can be used too.
- propellers for your motor, a data sheet for your motor usually recommends an appropriate prop.
- wood or carbonfiber for re-enforcements.
most of the materials can be found on hobbyking.com
Total cost is less than 100 US$
cutting knife, hot glue gun, soldering iron