Hover Craft

Introduction: Hover Craft

Problem: Ever get sick of moving something from location A to location B due to the unfortunate friction from the ground? Or what about not wanting to move to one place to another because you're too exhausted from you busy day? (Or you're just lazy.)

Solution: Out creation of the Hover Craft! With the Hover Craft, you will never have to transport things the old fashioned way anymore. With this advancement in technology, you can move things from one place to another without battling resistance and friction.


Are you a huge fan Back to the Future? Want your own hover craft but can't wait for the future? Well the future isn't that far away! Here, we'll tell you step-by-step on how to make your own wooden hovercraft! 


4 pieces of 50cm x 120cm x15mm plywood
1 piece of 100cm x 20cm x 15mm MDF
1 piece of 30cm x 20cm x 15mm MDF
Heavy duty builders polythene dust cover (preferably 6mil plastic sheet)
A leafblower
5mm of rubber draught excluder
Duck Tape
Stanley Knife
15mm wood screws
20mm washer
Jig saw
A couple of powerdrills
Drill bits
Plasti Dip

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Step 1: Step 1

Use the plywood and
1. Cut out a circle that is 117 cm in diameter. (We used three pieces of wood put together, but you can use a different amount of wood pieces)
2. Cut two half crescent that would fit inside the base.

Use the MDF to cut:
1. A seat measuring 20 cm x 30 cm
2. Beam support measuring ________.

Step 2: Step 2

Put the two half circles together, drill the two crescents on top of them, joining the two half circles. (May be altered). Flip it over and drill on the small hingeless metal plates, joining the two boards together from below.

Step 3: Step 3

Mount the MDF support beam onto the middle of the circle between the two crescents. Then mount the MDF seat onto the support beam. 

Step 4: Step 4

Cut out a sheet of 6 mil plastic sheet preferably 5 inches more than the 117 cm circle. Duck tape the sheet onto the bottom of the board. Then cut out a 7cm diameter wood circle and drill it onto the center of the sheet onto the board. Cut 8 5cm circles around that wooden circle

Step 5: Step 5

Stick on the rubber draught excluder on the rim.

Mount on the leaf blower and enjoy!

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    4 Discussions


    6 years ago

    Actually, every other picture is upside down and the last picture is upside down because they want you to think that she's flying


    7 years ago on Introduction

    inspired from this? http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/05/ff_hovercraft/