Intro: Advanced Hovercraft
I took my basic Hovercraft model and the parts from a broken RC toy and repurposed them to make a new toy. This hovercraft will be able to float above water.
Please see the video link below.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZnxrP-Sc0Q. Basic Hovercraft construction link
Step 1: Lift Motor Batteries and Switch
I installed two 7 v RC Helicopter Batteries and hot glued them to the Lift Motor housing. I hooked them up in series to give me 14 volts. I added a single pole single throw switch to turn the lift motor on and off independent of the thrust motors.
Step 2: Installation of RC Electronics
I hot glued the circuit board and battery housing on the Lift Motor housing. I did not install a power switch for this component. It is easy to remove the battery.
Step 3: Thruster Setup
I hot glued the gear drive motors from the RC toy and attached them to a wood dow. I had to use my Dremel tool to grind down the gear till it fit snug in the propeller. I cut the dow in half to attach to the Lift Motor.
Step 4: Thruster Calibration
This part was a little more difficult. I had to solder the wires so that when I pressed the left control forward, it would turn motor in the direction of forward thrust. Next I had to do the same thing for the right thrust control. We now have wireless thrust control over hovercraft.