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Old Jan 01, 2010, 09:11 PM
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Is this kit any good?

FOund this a few weeks ago and was impressed by the superstructure, but not by the way the skirt seems to only partly inflate:

http://www.hovercraftmodels.com/SRN5...Hovercraft.htm

As you can see from their video link, though the skirt doesn't seem to inflate all the way, it is pretty fast. THe skirt thing is more of an aesthetic problem for me.

This guy's site page has some pics of one of these models underway:

http://www.willi-sepp.de/frosch/frosch.htm


A pic of what i'm talking about:




The perk to this kit is that it comes with motors and some electronics and only really requires ESC's and radio stuff. The downside is the skirt thing.

Also i'm trying to figure out if it is more economical to get this kit and the new ESC (i already have a 2ch AM radio), or if I should do the build/rebuild I've been talking about in the other thread, for which i would need to buy at least two, possibly three new motors, three ESC's, wood, foam, glue paint, etc. One of the factors of economical...ness is which project's final product would look better/run better.

What do you thinK? thanks again for your input!
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