Hover Crafts

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Postby MisterSteve124 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:39 pm

Yeah I say use the clear PVC sheet. It will hold up better and shouldn't be to expensive. It's better to spend a little more money for something that works than to put it together and have it rip the first time you use it and have to fix it. Also a tarp wouldn't work to well because when you cut the holes in it to let the air out on the bottom it will just keep getting bigger because it will like unravel. Sort of like cutting a pair of jeans.
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Postby PotatoNick » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:25 pm

no, the tarps have brads already in them.
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Postby MisterSteve124 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:44 pm

brads?
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Postby PotatoNick » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:37 pm

brass grommets, i don't know why i called them brads?
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Postby davidbowie » Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:48 am

that doesn't really matter, because you also have to cut it into a long strip-shaped thing. That is, unless you want a 10' high skirt.

What kind of sheeting are you talking about, MS? Does it come on small rolls which you can buy, or is it in bulk? How thick is it?
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Postby MisterSteve124 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:02 pm

its just like clear plastic sheeting. You should be able to get it at Home Depot. I think you just tell them how much you want and they'll measure it for you and cut it, but I'm not sure. And Potato Nick even though it has brass grommets thats only on the corners. You have to cut holes in the bottom of the tarp so it pushes the air out at the ground and when you cut those holes thats where it could rip and just make the holes bigger and bigger.
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Postby Kenny_McCormic » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:55 pm

ripstop nylon would be the best skirt material its what the commercially made crafts and the hovercraft 2 on xinventions used
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