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L Plate hovering
« on: December 29, 2018, 01:17:01 PM »

Hi Guys,  advise needed. I am thinking of side stepping in to a hovercraft, purely for something different. Would you suggest buying s kit from palaform for example, or, being as I also have a set of plans for a Griffon, would you go for total scratch instead? Ive looked at the mickey mouse things on ebay, but they just don't appeal and prefer something that actually looks like a overcraft [with cabin].
Manny thanks & Happy New Year.
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Re: L Plate hovering
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 01:59:07 PM »

I've got a fuison 400 and love it. its greet fun.
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Re: L Plate hovering
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 05:12:11 PM »

yep have a brushless fusion 400, also a baby Griffin and a Griffin 2000tdx. all great fun
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Re: L Plate hovering
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 02:48:07 PM »

interesting? if it was in the uk perhaps
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273818073187?ul_noapp=true
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Re: L Plate hovering
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 10:32:08 AM »

interesting? if it was in the uk perhaps
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273818073187?ul_noapp=true
Hey - I saw these too - they look freaking awesome - apart from I'd want it to be the size that it looks in the photo (I estimate about 4' long in the photo) but it's only 20 inches.

The skirt looks to be a moulded plastic lump so I don't think it will be like a proper hovercraft - but it looks amazingly 'different'.I'm already thinking about making a bigger foam-board version.  Might even get one to play with it and steal its secret technology  (like the Chinese often do).
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Re: L Plate hovering
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 10:00:07 AM »

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Re: L Plate hovering
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2019, 05:04:49 PM »

I just started building one from spare parts and salvaged foam board. Never had or made one before so studied a lot of plans and then got started. This will be a test bed and my wife has already approved better versions  :-))


Brushless 2204 motors with 6045 x 3 props in self made ducts.
Once I have the basic platform working I will work on making it look more like a scale one.
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Re: L Plate hovering
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2019, 09:49:00 PM »

Think the hoverbarge is more what's considered an acp or an "air cushion pallet". They're used often enough in industry.


Wrt: foam board. Someone called "Larry Hodgeson" my dad's friend introduced me to it some 35 years ago now, even using plant pot rims for fan cowls and aero motors etc. His models have accasionaly cropped up every now and again in show reports.  Keep it light and stuff was always the game.


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