I took my X500 hovercraft out for its first run on land at the weekend. Before I took it out some 6 blade propellers arrived. (Scroll down for videos)
I was expected the motor to choke on these or something Continue reading X500 Hovercraft test run 6 blade prop
With my hovercraft up and running I decided to experiment with some different propellers.
The first one I am testing is this 3 blade propeller. I read mixed opinions Continue reading X500 Hovercraft 3 blade prop test
Now I have a more space to work I decided to build a hovercraft kit I have had lying around for a few months.
This is the X500 kit made by Palaform and electronics aside it is a cheap kit thanks it it being made out of correx.
The hull arrives in pre cut sheets and theses are folder / glued together in order to build the structure.
Putting the hull together requires a glue gun, Continue reading Palaform X500 Hovercraft
I took this little video of the hovercraft leaving its pad at Portsmouth today. Always an impressive sight and even more fun to be aboard.
I recently visited the Hovercraft Museum for Hovershow 2016 and it reignited my desire to build an R/C Hovercraft. I went for the top spec Continue reading Fusion 400 Hovercraft Build
I have started working on my E Gemini hovercraft.
Most of the plastic pieces have been trimmed and the electronics tray has been mounted into the hull with silicon.
I have soldered the my connectors for the esc and battery pack replacing the Tamiya connector on the battery with a deans one.
I chose to use a specktrum receiver in the hovercraft as it means I can use the same transmitter as I use on my cars. I have tested the electronics and everything is working perfectly.
Next I need to trim down the lower hull and start working on the rear of the craft.
My biggest undertaking so far.
This is a model hovercraft kit I have just received.
It looks to be both a unique and challenging build.
You can find out more about the kit here.