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Old Sep 02, 2011, 09:11 PM
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Nice indeed, very good performance when talking only about speed.

But, (sorry for this) not a real hovercraft, it does not ... hover; it has no cushion nor skirt of any kind beneath, air made or flexible material.
An Hovercraft should travel supported on an air cushion and should Hover, being it compressed air made, or somekind of fabric material.

It is more a kind of a slippery thing or an air-boat/swamp-boat, such as "axon razorback" or Larry Hodgson's "UFO hovercraft"...
To be a hovercraft, it should be able to hover on a static mode, not talking about being anphibious capable...

Very good craft, a joy to see in action and a good introduction to hovercraft technology.

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Carlos
http://www.ovarcraft.com/prod01.htm
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 07:35 AM
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Very neat
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Old Feb 02, 2012, 08:19 AM
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better late then never.
it's a 3000 kv outrunner with a 6x4 apc prop on a 1300 mah 3s and a 30amp esc.
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Old Feb 02, 2012, 08:27 AM
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Thnx! youre right, this is a slider, it was a hovercraft though(see former threads) the edf lifted the body and it did really float on air, like an axxon, no friction. but it was very hard to steer, so i just wanted to make it fast AND controllable.
Keep playing!!
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Old Feb 02, 2012, 08:30 AM
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o yeah it weights incl. all hardware batt.esc etc.

315 gram.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:00 PM
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So what happened to the wings?
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:37 PM
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i tried it with the wings, but it was just to out of balance, it flew a little, fun part was that it has a landing gear(the sliders) so i slided it to speed and then it took of for maybe 5 sec. half a meter high.. then flipped and crashed.... story of my life hahaha.
i gave up on it and tear the wing appart for the 2 carbon spars inside and now i am using them and that motor prop config for my new project...the F-3 (plans downloaded after a little donation from falcon r/c- DanielMadrigalC, on you tube).. i post a pic for you if you like, but i'm thinking of making it a buildlog thread...check if you like.. thnx friend
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:54 PM
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some pics of the F-3 build and motor setup which could change if i make up my frikkin mind.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Wow, you are a gifted, skilled, imaginative individual. That thing looked like a blast in every stage.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 04:40 PM
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well thank you so much...

if you like to see the f3 fly as well check my other thread or my you tube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/martysart?feature=mhee

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1597379

greetz friend!
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