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Old 02-13-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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For years, I've always had a fascination with building a hovercraft and this particular one called the hoverwing

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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.

Here, hold my beer......
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:33 AM   #2
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dibs on your vette. should have it in my garage in less than 12 months.


looks like a good way to spend money and get hurt.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
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dibs on your vette. should have it in my garage in less than 12 months.


looks like a good way to spend money and get hurt.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:37 AM   #4
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i don't want to buy it, i just figure you won't be in a state to drive it in a year or less if you try building that death trap thingy.


maybe try a small scale RC on first?
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:38 AM   #5
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i don't want to buy it, i just figure you won't be in a state to drive it in a year or less if you try building that death trap thingy.


maybe try a small scale RC on first?
Nope... no RC stuff first. I wants to build the real deal.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:07 PM   #6
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Should have named it the Deathwing.

You need a license to fly that thing or is it like an ultralight, stay under 5000 feet and you're good?
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Yeah that could be fun
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looks like fun!
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:06 PM   #9
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Looks like it will only fly in ground effect (or water effect?), is that right?
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:19 PM   #10
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Should have named it the Deathwing.

You need a license to fly that thing or is it like an ultralight, stay under 5000 feet and you're good?
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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.
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OK, I'll ask.....how fast will it go?
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OK, I'll ask.....how fast will it go?

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
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:24 PM   #14
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It's funnier if you just use the [yt] tags... but not much funnier.

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It's funnier if you just use the [yt] tags... but not much funnier.

i can never get it to work
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Ahhh.... you will learn one day, n00b.

hint: take everything after the "=" in the link and put it between the tag. The tag is [yt] and the end is the same with a "/" like all the other tags.
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Ahhh.... you will learn one day, n00b.

hint: take everything after the "=" in the link and put it between the tag. The tag is [yt] and the end is the same with a "/" like all the other tags.
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I want one
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$85k......I can get a nice used Cessna 182 for that.....Hell, a Saratoga.

....I'd STILL like to have one, that's kewl.
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