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Old Jul 09, 2014, 01:38 PM
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Getting into RC hovercrafts - need advice please

Hi all,

Ive had RC vehicles in the past but I'm a bit out of touch and just need some pointers/advice please.

I want to make a RC Hovercraft, I'm very good at building things so not concerned about that section of it. What I am slightly confused over is choosing the motors and props!

So far I've bought a Spektrum DX5e transmitter and receiver plus a few servo's, I have foamboard and skirt material, so i need motors, props, ESC's and Battery.

Could you guys recommend anything? I live in the UK so if anyone is also from here and recommends any good suppliers I'd appreciate it

Many thanks

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Old Jul 10, 2014, 03:54 AM
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As you are in the UK, you might want to get in touch touch with the Model Hovercraft Association (check out our website www.modelhover.org or find us on Facebook). But before asking about motors and props you need to determine the size and design of the craft. Is it a single engined racing craft or a scale model of a commercial craft with separate lift and thrust fans for example? What sort of skirt will you use? What weight are you aiming for? There is more to hovercraft design than sticking a motor and prop onto an arbitrary built hull.
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