Remote Controlled Hovercraft

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Introduction: Remote Controlled Hovercraft

About: Mechatronics student, putting my work on instructables to share it with the others.

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Step 1: Gather Construction Materials and Tools

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Step 2: Gather Electronic Materials

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Step 3: Creating the Construction

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Step 4: Motors Placement and Functionality

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Step 5: Power Supply

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Step 6: Electronic Scheme and Soldering

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Step 7: Arduino Code

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Step 8: Final Look and Functionality

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    28 Comments

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    josueveganine
    josueveganine

    3 months ago on Step 8

    Nesecito de tu ayuda no logro entender como controlarlo

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    ToolboxGuy
    ToolboxGuy

    1 year ago on Step 8

    What is the flexible skirt made of?

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    YLBright
    YLBright

    Answer 1 year ago

    Exactly. I know it's a lot of extra work, but including a BOM hot link really helps sourcing the parts. Even if the link might not be for our country.

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    Fitim-Halimi
    Fitim-Halimi

    Reply 1 year ago

    The instructable has been updated and the necessary parts now are linked to websites where you can purchase them.

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    Fitim-Halimi
    Fitim-Halimi

    Answer 1 year ago

    Hello there, the flexible skirt is a nylon material. To give you an idea of where i took mine, i cut it from a kitchen apron, there as many kind of aprons that are made of nylon and knowing that in kitchen there might be accidents with boiling water, those nylon aprons have a good thickness and durability. I will also update this information in the steps above. Thank you for commenting!

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    DrPoncho
    DrPoncho

    1 year ago

    Very nice! You made it to hackaday, congrats :)

    Did you try use it over water?

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    Fitim-Halimi
    Fitim-Halimi

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hello there, thanks a lot ! I just saw it and I'm really happy about that.

    Yeah i have tested it on water, but when i placed the hovering motor in the base i made sure its not too deep into it, that way the motor connections won't touch the water. And make sure you don't stop the hovering motor until you remove it from water just for safety reasons. But with some improvements in the future i might replace it with a water resistant DC motor, or design some casing for it, so whomever makes this project won't bother about that.

    Thanks again!

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    gouthamraj
    gouthamraj

    1 year ago

    Love it. Will try and post it here.

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    Fitim-Halimi
    Fitim-Halimi

    Reply 1 year ago

    Lovely! Ask if you will need any additional information.

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    gnoris
    gnoris

    1 year ago

    Very good!
    But never solder a lithium battery !!!
    There is plastic foil inside.

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    Fitim-Halimi
    Fitim-Halimi

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hello there, yeah i am actually building a high-amp spot welder for connecting lithium batteries so my future projects will be more professional. Thanks for your feedback!

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    gnoris
    gnoris

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks the answer!
    I wait for your next project!
    Norbert

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    MakerStudioNZ
    MakerStudioNZ

    1 year ago

    cool, can you explain a little bit how does the boat is inflated? Since the motor is face horizontal, rather than downward in your design.

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    Fitim-Halimi
    Fitim-Halimi

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hello there, the project works with two motors, the motor faced horizontal as you mentioned creates the thrust power so the hovercraft can move forward. The other motor creates the hovering power, i attached an image (see point 1,2) that is the motor placed for inside the base. You can take that type of dc motor from hair dryers, as they already have the proper and its casing as the motor i used.

    FR8S240K9R4LSY4.LARGE.jpg
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    RomasP
    RomasP

    1 year ago

    Really great idea. Only there is several BAD THINGS! In schematic mosfets are shown connected in reversed drain source way. In connection like this motors will run ALL TIME, with no control. Use of linear regulator for power motors is very bad thing! In this way you just loosing power on this regulator from (18-12)*1=4W to (24-12)*1.5=18W. There can be used any cheapest suitable DC/DC converter like with LM2576.. Another possibility - direct powering from batteries with PWM modulation to reduce power to level of 12V (maybe with battery voltage sensing). Finally - use of Li-ion batteries without BMS circuit is really DANGEROUS!

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    Fitim-Halimi
    Fitim-Halimi

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hello there, I tried making the project functional with the things that i already had during quarantine, as a lot of components are not arriving from online orders because of the current pandemic. I also ordered a 6S BMS for the batteries so when i have the components i will be improving the project and update my instructable as well.
    Thanks a lot for your advice, i will be improving the project as soon as possible.

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    Fisnikt7
    Fisnikt7

    1 year ago

    nice work man!!