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13 Hovercraft Plans

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Building a hovercraft requires more than just woodworking skills. Most of the hovercraft plans identified below require knowledge of mechanics, small engines and the ability to work with a variety of materials including plastics and metals.

Warning: Always insure that the hovercraft you have built is 100% safe before you let the kids play with or ride on it. We have not used any of these plans and do not know if any of them actually work or are safe.

Always read the hovercraft plans carefully and make sure that there is enough information provided for you to be able to complete the project - before you invest in materials. Some of the plans are excellent, giving a great deal of instruction in text, pictures and drawings while other plans are only drawings and still others are only sketches.

As well, some of the free hovercraft plans, require a woodworking shop that is outfitted with a good selection of stationary power tools such as a drill press, jointer and thickness planer.

These hovercraft plans are for the intermediate to expert home handyman with a creative approach to new projects.



foam board hovercraft

Foam board hovercraft.

paper plate hovercraft

Paper plate hovercraft.

remote control hovercraft

Remote control hovercraft.

hovercraft powered by a leaf blower

Hovercraft powered by a leaf blower.

4 foot diameter hovercraft

4 foot diameter hovercraft instructions. -

Hovercraft carries 200 lb. load

This hovercraft is a true ground-effect machine. It has no wheels. It glides on a cushion of compressed air supplied by a modified chainsaw engine and a four-bladed wooden prop. Carries 200 lb. load.

shop-vac hovercraft

Shop-vac hovercraft.

hovercraft designed by a university physics department

Hovercraft designed by a university physics department.









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