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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:58 pm

ok i found a very good leaf blower and got inspired to build a hovercraft. i have seen plans on xinventions,intructables,etc. does anyone think this will work? i am using a GAS leaf blower so it will very mobile and compact-ish. well tell me what you think. and im not sure if my plans will show up.

EDIT: sorry i will have to try it on something else like photobucket.sorry

EDIT2: here they are i hope you can read the color key blue stands for a potato cannon. white stands for the leaf blower. black stands for the plywood platform. red stands for the tarp im using for the air trapper.
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Unread postAuthor: imablackskater » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:22 am

a tarp and a potatoe cannon i do not see how that will work
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:46 am

This is the 2nd thread on building hovercrafts in a months time. If it does pick you up it wont be by much, leavblowers arnt really strong enough to give you good lift for the area that needs to be covered, maby if your board is 1' X 1'. The only reason they blow leaves good is because all the air is forced out of a 3" hole/tube, 2"s outside the tube, and the flow disapates greatly.
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:17 pm

well the thing will probably be 3' X 3'. and for the tarp deal that is the thing that traps the air.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromaniac » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:17 pm

Well te myth busters made one they used like 5 blowers you need to make like a long skate hoverboard thing.

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<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/XspudderX/hoverbord.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
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