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how does a Cardboard Hovercraft: powered by you work? Answered

what is the science behind it

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

Better reference than my rather flip comment about ramjet.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago

You see sean followed up with the same answer. But I've not seen any of these cardboard hovercraft.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

https://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Hovercraft-powered-by-you/?ALLSTEPS

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago

You know I didn't even look...

Thanks man

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seandogue
seandogue

10 years ago

it works by compressing the air it "scoops" up and redistributing it to the edges of the vehicle to lift them off the surface and thereby produce a reduced friction environment.

If you had a fan driving it, you'd have a ground effect airplane like the Germans devised prior to WWII (used for sea transport) and then carried into the Jet age by the Russians as the Ekta-plane.


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cyberpageman
cyberpageman

10 years ago

When it is shoved forwards, I think the hovercraft scoops air in the front which supports it, so it slides along on a cushion of air. Neat.