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Old Jan 28, 2011, 11:36 PM
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Very cool project BIM!
When I was 16 I made a simple hovercraft with a leaf blower and foam board. It worked okay, but I wasn't satisfied with it.

Also, about that accusation, notice how his "evidence" was the picture of a hand with a motor? Well that just happens to be a stock photo from hobbyking! He obviously lacks rc experience to notice such things.
Anyhow, keep up the great work kev! I'm sure you can do it!
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Old Feb 01, 2011, 08:23 PM
We can rebuild it!
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Subscribed, I'll catch up when I have more time
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Old Feb 01, 2011, 08:44 PM
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I might be getting all the custom cut hardware next week.
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Old Feb 01, 2011, 08:46 PM
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Just a couple of thoughts, If you poke holes into the foam the gorilla glue will expand up into those and give more surface area to make the joint stronger.

I would research a squirrel cage fan, (centrifugal ?) type fan for the lift fan, I believe that would give better inflation pressure than a prop in a hole.

Good luck! I'll be watching. Kirk.
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Old Feb 01, 2011, 09:18 PM
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I really like that idea, but there are none available that would work as a drop in unit. I would have to build one which does not seem all that difficult.
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Old Feb 01, 2011, 09:22 PM
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Another idea:
I was originally going to have it so that the skirt is sealed completely around the edges and is attached to the plenum. Then there would be a hole in the plenum. Now that I think about it, this is a failure waiting to happen. So what I will do is not put a hole in the plenum. I will open up some sections of the skirt underneath so that air has no choice but to flow through the skirt.
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Old Feb 02, 2011, 08:49 PM
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I was not satisfied with the way the first sets of spacers came out, so I started over. I will have them finished by Friday (drying and curing time).
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 08:32 PM
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subbed!! looks very cool on your renders
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 08:40 PM
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Thanks bb.

All I have to do now is glue the the two center spacers. I got caught up at school earlier so got set back a few hours which resulted in an extra day.
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 08:48 PM
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 08:50 PM
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I was thinking about that cage fan idea, maybe you could convert a fan from a used leaf blower or something larger, I think AC units use this type of fan, stuff with fans like this can be found at garage sales, junk yards etc, could get a suitable fan quite cheap, might be able to get your mont back on it by scrapping the unwanted parts.
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Old Feb 04, 2011, 01:25 AM
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You could also ask at a small engine repair shop if they can order you just the fan from a gas lead blower. I'm betting they could.
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Old Feb 04, 2011, 01:32 AM
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Parts are cut
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Those parts look nice.

It has been raining today, but I managed to glue the bottom corners. (refer to post 4)
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 12:00 PM
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I have the lower sides glued and setting.
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