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Old Jan 17, 2011, 06:01 PM
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New to this fourm, hello.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 08:31 PM
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Welcome to RcGroups. I assume that you are interested in rc hovercrafts.
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Indeed

Yes I am.
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Have you built one before? If not, do you want to build one? If so, what gear do you have?
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 02:45 PM
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Have you built one before? If not, do you want to build one? If so, what gear do you have?
Yes I have built several hovercraft. This one is made of carbon fiber and uses an O.S. .46. with a 10'' prop.
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 06:52 PM
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Well you are ahead of the regular new member. I should be asking you for help! lol
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 07:36 PM
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I've been into R/C for a long time. I've done cars, and built seven airplanes. I always wanted to build a hovercraft since I was a kid. My first model was made of balsa ply with a shower curtain for the skirt. I crashed it, built another. Then I started getting visions of intergrating pink foam with balsa and laminating with fiberglass so I built another, did all the plans in CAD. I let a friend try it out, he crashed it full speed into a parking lot divider. So I built another one. After that I started looking into fiberglass molding... how to make plugs and molds, releasing agents blah...blah... So I did some reasearch and desiged a CAD model then built one made of fiberglass with a bag skirt. It worked good, but I wanted it to be lighter so I made one out of carbon fiber using the same mold. I went to school for vehical design, there I learned flat pattern layout which helped me design skirts. I learn to use a sewing machine in middle school. I put all my tools together and came up with this hovercraft. Improvements to make: -I want to run the propeller with a belt drive. Doing this will lower the center of gravity. -Would also like a multi-bladed fan.
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