Vintage Rare Kyosho/Graupner Ishimasa 'Ducks' Hovercraft - RC Groups
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Aug 09, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Vintage Rare Kyosho/Graupner Ishimasa 'Ducks' Hovercraft

I have a very rare hovercraft that I always wanted to convert to brushless but never got around to. It probably will even be fine with the brushed motors if using LiPos as the weight savings will be immense.
Here is a link that gives you an idea of the performance (I'm sure that is with heavy NiCads) that I found on the web:

You can also download a video of that model (again, not mine) here
I just posted actual pics. This is so very rare it's not even funny I am asking $200 picked up in SoCal (O.C.) or you pay actual shipping.

Please post here if interested and email me @ pilotfrank [at] live [dot] com instead of sending a PM
Last edited by pilotfrank; Sep 16, 2012 at 10:05 PM. Reason: added pictures
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Aug 10, 2012, 06:35 AM
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Size? weight? motor size? battery requirements? Any information would be nice to have...
Aug 10, 2012, 11:24 AM
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I am going to guess on the size until I can take pictures this weekend: about 20 inches long.
I remember that the motors are Mabuchi 380, and there is room under the driver for the rudder servo, a mechanical speed control with servo, and two 6 cell NiCads C size which back in the day were 1200mAh.
Sep 02, 2012, 08:27 AM
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Do you have any extra skirts for it? I'm assuming they are impossible to find
Sep 16, 2012, 09:53 PM
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No extra skirts, no. You could just make your own I suppose. I have some material from a kite (kite surfing kind of kite), which would work great. The original one that is on it is in good shape though with the exception of tiny holes on the right and left side. Those can easily be patched with some light tape (kite repair tape, I have some in my kite surfing stash I think).
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Sep 16, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Just posted pics I took today.
Sep 23, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Would like to buy your hovercraft. Have made a lot of offers on other boats on this site. I am a very obsessive collector. Sir/madam if you do not mind contacting me at954-236-6496 after 2.00 pm est we can make arrangements as to how we will go about the transaction .
Thank you. Hope to hear from you tommorow .

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