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Peter57

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Hovercraft beginner
« on: April 23, 2021, 01:20:46 pm »

Hello All,


I am thinking of trying to build my first RC hovercraft. Does anyone have any advice about whether to try to build from a plan or a kit as first project please? If the latter, are there any sources that anyone can recommend?


Many thanks
Peter
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Re: Hovercraft beginner
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 01:27:12 pm »

Hi Peter,
Last year I built a hovercraft from www.walkermodels.com from Australia.
The kit I got was the Artic Explorer.
The hovercraft look good on the water.
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Re: Hovercraft beginner
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 02:07:55 pm »

Hi Peter, try Palaform for kits in the UK. I built one of their 400  fusion kits. Its very basic & performance wont set the world alight, but it is good. Their bigger kits give better performance & they are super helpful if you talk to them.
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Re: Hovercraft beginner
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 04:14:12 pm »

Thanks both of you for the suggestions.


Much appreciated.
Peter
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Re: Hovercraft beginner
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 12:37:43 pm »

Thanks again for the input.


I ended up buying a second hand (but unstarted) Griffin 600 kit with the appropriate power pack.


Incidentally, does anyone know if Palaform are still in business? Their website seems to have disappeared.


Thanks
Peter
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Re: Hovercraft beginner
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 01:56:46 pm »

Some of our club members have built this.
https://tinyurl.com/42e4nrw4
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Re: Hovercraft beginner
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 04:59:55 pm »

Thanks again for the input.


I ended up buying a second hand (but unstarted) Griffin 600 kit with the appropriate power pack.


Incidentally, does anyone know if Palaform are still in business? Their website seems to have disappeared.


Thanks
Peter
Their website works https://modelhovercraft.co.uk/
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