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Mar 23, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Simple Dollar Tree foamboard RC ( skirtless ) hovercraft


Made from 1 piece of Dollar Tree foamboard , some hot glue , packing tape , and popsickle sticks . 1 motor ( on throttle channel ) in can for lift . 2nd motor ( on elevator channel ) for thrust . Just disable the + wire on one of the ESC's going to the receiver so only ONE of the ESC's powers the receiver . Rudder servo can go on either rudder or aileron channel .

Works best on smoother surfaces . If you're going to use it outdoors , put something like window screen material at the bottom of the lift can to keep tiny rocks from kicking up into the prop . Works great for drifting !


Skirtless hovercraft (2 min 7 sec)
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May 01, 2012, 04:27 AM
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can i ask the specs you used for motor and esc ?
May 17, 2012, 02:03 PM
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can i ask the specs you used for motor and esc ?
For the lift motor ( in the Instant Breakfast can ) I used the stock motor and ESC off of a crashed Hobby King SkyFun . It's 1800kv with a 25 amp ESC . For the thrust motor I used this combo from Lazertoyz ( third item down this page on left side ) http://www.lazertoyz.com/shop/specials.htm
May 19, 2012, 12:26 PM
DIY Mania from Taiwan
Awesome:
easy build and very creative,gon'na build one for my kid
many thanks for sharing
regards
Sam
May 20, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Awesome:
easy build and very creative,gon'na build one for my kid
many thanks for sharing
regards
Sam
Let me know how it turns out - with video would be great !
May 21, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Thanks,I'll make it fly in the air too
it takes some time to build,will post pics & vid for you when successed
best regards
Sam
May 21, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by samwei1950
Thanks,I'll make it fly in the air too
it takes some time to build,will post pics & vid for you when successed
best regards
Sam
I thought you might like this
The new FancyFoam FlipFlop! (2 min 58 sec)
May 22, 2012, 01:48 AM
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What a fancy flip-flop craft,love it
is it a vector motor operated
best regards
Sam
May 22, 2012, 12:49 PM
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What a fancy flip-flop craft,love it
is it a vector motor operated
best regards
Sam
Rudder & elevons
May 23, 2012, 02:06 AM
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Thanks.
the 6mm EPP is coming it's way,will build both crafts
best regards
Sam

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May 23, 2012, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by samwei1950
Thanks.
the 6mm EPP is coming it's way,will build both crafts
best regards
Sam

IMGP0360
Looking forward to seeing the results !
May 26, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Some cuttings started
May 26, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Looking good!
May 27, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Well,finished the Flipflop today and brought to the flying club for maiden flight,did a short flying in the field and cut away prop a bit shorter for easier flipflopping handling,but unfortunately stopped dued to the strong gusty wind
will do the job again and post vid soonest....
continueing on the hovercraft
Sam
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