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Jul 23, 2019, 01:23 AM
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I built a hovercraft but my skirt design is a bit off... Anyone got some pics of designs and materials?? or sites that show templates or anything??
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Jul 23, 2019, 07:04 AM
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If you search YouTube for Hover craft, you will find several that walk through design.
I did my initial test with construction grade trash bags, then moved to RIPstop nylon from the local fabric store.

Kraken Mk2 Hovercraft Test flight 2 (1 min 17 sec)




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Jul 23, 2019, 08:23 AM
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Hi - Here's a link to a thread from several yrs ago w/ good info on your question & others from several builders:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...nner-questions

Post #15 has pics & my info on how I configure skirts, addt'l pics follow.......
The plastic will work for starters....glue or melt the seams together. They'll probably get torn up/warn pretty quick. I've been using ripstop nylon from this closed listing: https://www.ebay.com/p/2y-Thin-PU-Co....c100005.m1851 You may also get reminants at local shops that make display tents or upholsterers.
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Jul 23, 2019, 11:23 AM
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I built a hovercraft but my skirt design is a bit off... Anyone got some pics of designs and materials?? or sites that show templates or anything??
would be best to show us what you got so far, then we can suggest something that might work better for your build. you might just need a small tweak instead of a complete overhaul.
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Jul 24, 2019, 06:23 AM
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or sites that show templates or anything??
My web site with a description of the standard (technical drawing) graphical method for intersection of cylindrical surfaces is at http://www.astounding.org.uk/ian/hovercraft/skirt.html. With a free CAD program (e.g. DraftSight) it's fairly straightforward.


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