Introduction: Hovercraft

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more thrust less friction

Step 1: Matterials

two meat tray one smaller than the other(smaller the better)
1.5v motor
9v battery
and copper wire

Step 2: Construction

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on the bigger tray make a square hole then put the inlet so it can fit stick it together

Step 3: Construction

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take one match cut 4 into 1cm attach than on the 2 meat tray so it look like figure 3

Step 4: Finished

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put every thing together like on figure 4 then u done and u now how to connect the wires


Brindha chelliah (author)2009-07-06

looks so simple nd easy!!!!!!!!!

xijackal (author)2008-07-04

what can i use instead of the smaller tray

MayolaTikaka2 (author)xijackal2008-07-28

rate me please

MayolaTikaka2 (author)xijackal2008-07-28


xijackal (author)2008-07-04

what do u mean by inlet

MayolaTikaka2 (author)xijackal2008-07-28

where the air will be fed

xijackal (author)2008-07-04

o nvm

xijackal (author)2008-07-04

using matches for a propeller doesnt seem that practical

jasonckoval (author)2008-06-13

This works just fine, everyone. DO NOT knock it until you make it!! Also there is another one like this by Dr. No. Nice instructible, keep up the good work and keep contributing. Don't let these critical nasty people discourage you. They are probably just jealous anyways...makes them feel better to knock people down.

Aar000n3y (author)2008-03-07

First off, you really need pictures if not a video of it working too. Also, the design doesn't look that great... It's better to have a skirt around the exhaust hole/s to catch the air and hold it for as long as possible instead of letting it escape quickly like this design would. That way there's a nice cushion of air. Also the fan placement is bad. The fan should be inside of the inlet hole instead of just part of it being over it. That would give you much more power. The fan should also be facing upwards so that way it won't always pull the hovercraft in one direction (unless that's what you want, which isn't what I'd want). You're almost just giving the basic idea of a hovercraft instead of how to actually build one as there are so few specifics about how to make it.

MayolaTikaka2 (author)Aar000n3y2008-03-10

its a piant image and the is no need for skirts because it produces enough lift like the original invention

Aar000n3y (author)MayolaTikaka22008-03-10

... Yeah. I know it's a paint image and that's why I said you should get real pictures. I never said it needed a skirt, just that it would be better. It would let you use a smaller, lighter motor which allows for it to get more lift off of the ground or lets you add on more weight for whatever reason you want to.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-07

Do you even have real pictures of it working, and a video either?Aar000n3y basically said what I want to say.

scotty3785 (author)2008-03-07

Have to say i've tried something similar at least twice without a huge amount of success never had an light and powerful motor or an efficient enough motor!

rerat (author)2008-03-07

I...don't think this would be quite honest...your propeller would hit the's all horrible, to be blunt. Plus there are no actual pictures.

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