|Dec 02, 2013, 02:43 AM|
Joined Dec 2013
I know nothing about the RC hobby, but I'm not an idiot. :P
I want to get my dad a GOOD hovercraft, but I'm finding information lacking on the webs. So I thought the best place to ask would be a forum like this.
I'm in Melbourne Australia.
Could anyone tell me the questions I should be asking, what I should be aware of, what I should avoid, etc?
I want to get one that is amphibious.
As far as I can tell, there seem to be 'toy' grade and 'hobby' grade? what is the real difference? I want to get him one he can easily get replacement bits for if things fail, and maybe a second battery pack so he can swap a new one in rather than having to wait hours for another few minutes of play.
What do you people think of this one?
There is also the Dragstair, but having trouble locating where I could get it from. I found a place that has it for 99 pounds but its out of stock and Australia is conspicuously missing from their international shipping list...
Then there are these cheaper ones, which I think must be 'toy' grade or something?
Why are they cheaper? What is the difference between the single fan ones and the two fans ones; which is better and why?
Any other suggestions?
|Dec 02, 2013, 04:41 PM|
Australia, VIC, Bass
Joined Jan 2013
hi waylah its difficult to define what a good hovercraft is it depends on your expectations.
the main difference in performance between the types you referred to is that the single fan modes dont have reverse but you really only need that for operating indoors.
none of them work properly on grass or rough surfaces but the video ive seen shows the single fan model working well over water.
as far as parts go its mainly the skirt needs replacing and they somtimes come with a spare but most of the toy variety are just designed to be throw away.
there are a few kits available which i cant comment on but have a read through these forums you will get some idea of what else is available.
ive been making hovercraft models for many years now and could possibly help you out if you cant find anything suitable
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