Small Hovercraft

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Introduction: Small Hovercraft

a simple,free and safe hovercraft model!

Step 1: Things You Need!

u need:
1 a big plastic or paper plate
2 a pc fan
3 some batteries (12 volts)
4 some tape

Step 2: Drawing...

with a pen draw the shape of the fan
if you want to draw something do it now

Step 3: Cut It!

cut the part u just drew

Step 4: Tape It

with tape (or a glue gun) stick the fan on the plate and put the batteries together (so they make 12 v)

Step 5: Put It in Place

i cant really say much ;)

Step 6: Cabeling

conect the cables and hve fun!!!!!!
by the way this is my first instructable... and im mexican so english is not my language.

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    85 Discussions

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    Junior Genius
    Junior Genius

    4 years ago

    Can anyone send me one? I'm only nine and can't make it. If so, send me a reply.

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    glathorianknight
    glathorianknight

    Reply 3 years ago

    lol

    ask your dad to help make it

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    havea
    havea

    3 years ago

    Do most Pc fans in Electronic stores have wires with them? If not what can I substitute it with? ^^

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    Junior Genius
    Junior Genius

    4 years ago

    Can anyone send me one? I'm only nine and can't make it. If so, send me a reply.

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    Junior Genius
    Junior Genius

    4 years ago

    By the way, I'm only a kid.

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    Junior Genius
    Junior Genius

    4 years ago

    Can you send me one, please? I can give you my address if you want.

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    bramblebee100

    doesn't fly....i did it exactly like in the instructables.any suggestions?

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    jackjackboom
    jackjackboom

    8 years ago on Introduction

    instead of using two double a's and a nine volt
    you should use a tiny a23 size battery.

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    spiderloco
    spiderloco

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I thought of this idea also. After cutting the paper plate and attaching a 12 volt fan motor from an old computer to it I powered it up to 19 volts (the biggest pwr supply that I have laying around) and it just about will hover with the weight of the motor. The voltage will have to be increased well beyond the tolerance of the motor to get a good lift. We need a better motor/ fan combo

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    jackjackboom
    jackjackboom

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i was thinking of doing the same thing except with a small motor, propellar, a bowl, and a button cell battery.

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    saransaleen
    saransaleen

    9 years ago on Step 6

    Good idea !! but let me gie a another replacement for the batterys ..... the red and black wires of the PC fan to a USB cable..... just cut off the the end that u connect to the load (ex : mobile).. inside u see red & black wires just connect the red wire to the fan's red wire and the black wire to the fan's black wire.....

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    ShemySheza
    ShemySheza

    9 years ago on Introduction

    is it safe to connect a 9v and AA together?wont the AA explode?

    :P

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    ShemySheza
    ShemySheza

    9 years ago on Introduction

    is it safe to connect a 9v and AA together?wont the AA explode?

    :P

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    benduy
    benduy

    9 years ago on Introduction

    the reason the hovercraft spins is the grooves in the plate, how heavy is the fan.

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    Raziel7
    Raziel7

    9 years ago on Step 6

    maybe you could make an instructable in spanish?
    There should be a Spanish section for instructables.

    I speak fluent English and Spanish so if you ever need help translating hit me up.

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    win1213
    win1213

    9 years ago on Introduction

    there is one problem with all this hovercraft and that is when the fan spins...the whole thing spins as well...so if anyone have any idea to solve this problem please help me out =)

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    vignesh1230
    vignesh1230

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm sorry but i do not think that this qualifies as an instructable. You instructable needs more detail. For step 4 just putting the batteries would not do. Tell them what sides to put together. And for step 5 you need to tell them where to put it and how to set the perfect center of gravity not just put it in place. So please try to make this instructable better.

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    hgseawave
    hgseawave

    13 years ago

    Question from my 10 year old: it does not seem to work for me..! we bought a new fan and new battries. the combiantion of batteries the directions say to put together does not work. the hovercarft does not seem to suppor tthe batteries and it spins very slow. the directions don't explain where to attach the wires to the batteries.