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Which means "Evil Twin". Lets see your projects where you change boring into fun or create the fun from scratch.
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 Post subject: Hovercraft
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:55 am 
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I've only got the 1 picture...I think I was 10 when I started building it and 11 when it "flew". It used a lawnmower engine from the trash and a prop I carved out of a 2x4

what a silly idea that was :?


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 Post subject: Re: Hovercraft
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:15 pm 
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Well at least you are keeping the old habits pretty much current.............carving a prop out of a 2x4 is not dissimilar to carving a V12 out of aluminium welding rods,imho.


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 Post subject: Re: Hovercraft
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a1exander wrote:
Well at least you are keeping the old habits pretty much current.............carving a prop out of a 2x4 is not dissimilar to carving a V12 out of aluminium welding rods,imho.



i was thinking the same thing as I was posting...I guess its true the leopards don't change their spots :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Hovercraft
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:08 pm 
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It's amazing how the word "Dangerous", never crossed out minds..I have had my share of youthful questionable projects.
Funny how after we became parents the word crosses out minds a lot!


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 Post subject: Re: Hovercraft
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:41 pm 
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Wasn't that hovercraft a kit from the back of Popular Science?


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 Post subject: Re: Hovercraft
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jon hansen wrote:
Wasn't that hovercraft a kit from the back of Popular Science?


That's where I got the idea. There was a company selling kits/plans but I couldn't afford that....so I just looked at the pics in the add and then designed my own.


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 Post subject: Re: Hovercraft
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I'm not surprised to hear that!
:-)
How did you make the plastic canopy?


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 Post subject: Re: Hovercraft
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:58 pm 
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jon hansen wrote:
I'm not surprised to hear that!
:-)
How did you make the plastic canopy?


I'ts just a plastic tarp that I tucked under the sorts to hold it down. On the side I made the skirt using a hot glue gun to melt the glue into the plastic (and my fingers as I recall) and it was rolled at the bottom with a rope for strength.

The first prop was carved from a 2x4 but hasn't quite enough so I carved another to get a 4 blade but it was too much...the final solution was a radiator fan my father had pulled off and replaced with a flex fan on the car. The things we remember.....


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 Post subject: Re: Hovercraft
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This is really awesome! How I wish I did things like that.
When I was a kid I always thought I'm a really good chef, making all sorts of experiments in cooking, some were awful and there are recipes that turned out fine. Sorry for being so nostalgic. :D


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