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DIY Hovercraft Day 2: Do you have the Guts?? August 13, 2013

Posted by regan222 in build, Computer and Technology, DIY, General Ranting, hobby, hovercraft, Science and Technology, Sculpt.
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Why yes, thanks for asking, I DO have the guts. I salvaged an old toy class RC car and now I have a drive motor for the directional fan as well as a servo to swing that fan from side to side. They are already hooked up to a 27 MHz radio receiver and I also have a radio transmitter that talks to them. I have all the pieces in place to build my hovercraft. Now I just need to figure out exactly how to mount the servo, directional fan/motor, and batteries onto the chassis. Tomorrow I will work out those details and then take a moment to paint before I hook everything up.

Before

Yeah…I know it seems kind of a shame to take apart such a classic example of American er Japanese know-how.  But it only cost $9.00

 

after

And after some minor surgery we have a 7 volt motor, a servo, and a 27 MHz receiver along with various gears and bits to mount onto the hovercraft.

 

Remember to feel free to comment (constructively) as the project moves along.

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