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Gold_Yoshi
11-23-2006, 08:33 AM
What's a good, cheap way to propel a hovercraft? I want to use a fan because it seems like it would work the best, but fans cost quite a bit when I check online. (Well, any fans that would propel it good...)

XCreepingDeathX
11-23-2006, 09:01 AM
Leaf blower maybe?

Ideal Maxima
11-23-2006, 09:03 AM
Well, what would be the goal for it? Will it just hover on its own, or are you going to be sitting on it?

dopesmoker
11-23-2006, 09:38 AM
if you were smart you would use gravity to your advantage instead of basing it as a disadvantage (yes im talking about making a hovercraft)

thats how the ufo's move so quick and precise, they use gravity to help them

Ideal Maxima
11-23-2006, 09:40 AM
How could you use gravity to your advantage?

putis
11-23-2006, 09:41 AM
if you were smart you would use gravity to your advantage instead of basing it as a disadvantage (yes im talking about making a hovercraft)

thats how the ufo's move so quick and precise, they use gravity to help them

That doesn't really help him much.

dopesmoker
11-23-2006, 09:43 AM
hmmm the only real thing I can think of is using CO2 but it would take ALOT to just keep it up for a minute

LCS
11-23-2006, 09:51 AM
My friend made a hovercraft out of a leaf blower, a big circular board and a bag or something underneath it. It can hold a person on it, it's pretty cool.

ScAreCroW
11-23-2006, 11:51 AM
Sounds exactly like the hover craft on myth busters. But yes, it does work

gamepin126
11-23-2006, 12:37 PM
Mythbusters already did this, didn't turn out so good.

They had a $500 budget too.

dopesmoker
11-23-2006, 12:42 PM
Mythbusters already did this, didn't turn out so good.

They had a $500 budget too.

[sarcasm]thats because they didnt have a genius like gold_yoshi to help them[sarcasm]

Gold_Yoshi
11-23-2006, 03:31 PM
thats because they didnt have a genius like gold_yoshi to help them[sarcasm]

And a druggie who doesn't even remember to put the slash before the ending tag, like ? One of those would help out a lot too.

Anyways, a leaf blower would work, but a real fan would seem better. I just thought it would be really cool to build one, especially if it's really snowy out.

BloodyBlade
11-23-2006, 05:19 PM
If I remember correctly the mythbusters used multiple leafblowers.

NickF
11-23-2006, 08:32 PM
How much weight are you looking to suspend?

Gold_Yoshi
11-23-2006, 08:38 PM
Well, me, probably a friend because someone else will want to ride with me, and a leaf blower to support the weight to lift it up. All I need is propulsion.

NickF
11-23-2006, 08:45 PM
You'd need like 4 or so leaf blowers that are 600CFm+.

Gold_Yoshi
11-23-2006, 08:54 PM
how fast would it go?

NickF
11-23-2006, 09:16 PM
I'm just speculating. No Idea.

K? Pŕo?ćtiόnŹ
11-24-2006, 08:13 AM
Lol? Get 4x8 plywood, cut a hole in middle, insert leaf blower, put tubing (like the foam ****) around the underedge of the plywood. The end.

NickF
11-24-2006, 09:13 AM
One leaf blower will not sustain the weight of 2 people on a piece of plywood. COme to think of it, a piece of plywood would snap in half with 2 people sitting on it as well. You'd need to make a small frame under it with 2x4's.

dopesmoker
11-24-2006, 09:17 AM
grab a skid, for those of you who dont know what a skid is, its used in factorys and pretty much every business that uses a forklift, you stack **** on a skid, forklift comes and picks it up

Gold_Yoshi
11-24-2006, 10:37 AM
Well, I've seen a hovercraft before in tech-ed class, and he said when it was new this little blow dryer could support 500 lbs or more. (2 teachers) Now it's damaged, so it can't. It can still support 2 kids, and it's about mattress sized.