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basic struture
basic struture
for upward thurst
for upward thurst
800 rpm moter is used
800 rpm moter is used
Prototype skirt made out of black plastic sack
Prototype skirt made out of black plastic sack
for more backward thurst use more propeller
for more backward thurst use more propeller
wings give direction
wings give direction
may use 1 propeller
may use 1 propeller
on water
on water
in air
in air
may be in future
may be in future
in air
in air
hovercraft working
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Overview

The design criteria were:
Fairly small - I wanted something that would be easy to find space to run (eg, in a car-park or on a limited area of beach) - I didn't want it to be difficult to find somewhere to run it.
Fairly cheap - I didn't want to spend hundreds of pounds (but I have, eventually, because in the development of Mk1 and 2 I bought a new R/C set, and a fancy charger, and some new battery packs, and more expensive fans, plus some tools (but you can't begrudge buying tools - that hardly counts as spending money)).
Electric (for ease-of-use, and it also makes it easier to find somewhere to run if it's fairly quiet and doesn't chuck out clouds of oily smoke).
DEFINE:
A hovercraft is an amphibious vehicle that is supported by a cushion of slightly pressurized air. Although often seen as a mysterious, even bizarre mode of transportation, it is conceptually quite simple.

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