Want To build a HoverWing: Anybody ever built a Hover Craft?
For years, I've always had a fascination with building a hovercraft and this particular one called the hoverwing
I may have a lot of time on my hands soon and was wondering how hard building a regular run of the mill hover craft was. This company sends you the plans for the kit and you have to make everything. I figure no problem. I've built a couple of boats in my lifetime (one 18' ski boat I modified to handle a 235 Johnson short shaft outboard...... what a scream!!!!).
Yeah, this would be a lot more complicated, but what the hell. I've always wanted to do it.
You need a license to fly that thing or is it like an ultralight, stay under 5000 feet and you're good?
Originally Posted by lite blue
Looks like it will only fly in ground effect (or water effect?), is that right?
Right. It only flies in ground/water effect at about 9-10 feet above the surface tops. No need for a pilots license. Hell if it needed one that wouldn't stop me. A license never stopped me from driving a car when I was younger, too I checked this with FL and TX so it's good to go in both states that are most often graced with my presence. Plus, the wings are removable and they roll up (made of some sort of cloth material) and it turns into a regular hover craft.
Tis in the link.... 75 mph. Well, that's if you build it to their specs. I'm sure with all the mod fever I've come down with on this forum I'd find a way to super charge it if I ever find the time to build one