How to Make a Hovercraft

Introduction: How to Make a Hovercraft

About: I am an A-Levels Student at Karachi Grammar School, Pakistan. My passion is physics and mechanics and I want to be a Mechanical Engineer in the future. Actually anything in the field of engineering would do. :P
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Made By Manish Kumar

Hi Guys :) This is a simple way of making a Hovercraft using household items. 

What You Need:

1. Balloons
2. A squirt bottle cap
3. A used or empty CD
4. Super Glue

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Step 1:

Step 1:

Super Glue the bottle cap onto the empty CD so that it covers the hole of the CD.

Note: It is necessary that the bottle cap is like the one above. This experiment won’t work otherwise.

Step 2:

Step 2:

Blow into a balloon and hold the end tightly. This will not allow any air to escape. Attach the balloon’s end to the bottle cap stuck onto the CD. Make sure the bottle cap is closed when this is being done.

Step 3:

Step 3:

Place the hovercraft on a smooth surface, and open the cap so that air is blown out of the balloon and onto the surface below the CD. This creates a cushion of air which enables the hovercraft to move around without any force having to be applied. As soon as the air in the balloon is all used up, the hovercraft will stop moving. Watch the video on the given link to see the working hovercraft.

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    mikael bl
    mikael bl

    5 years ago on Introduction

    a used disc is bad to use it might be a fun game you like or a CD with all your favorite music or songs