Hovercraft!

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  1. basshoundx

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    So this is the other project I'm doing along side the bass I'm building. It's a hovercraft, powered by four overpowered electric leafblowers. Behold the glory of Steward 2.0!

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  2. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

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    Neat!

    Are those airblowers really enough to move a person? Or is this for a hobby toy only? Where will the power come from?
  3. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

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    I was thinking the same thing.
  4. Handyman

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    Electric eels will power it.

    My hovercraft is full of eels!
  5. DwaynieAD

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    they made them on mythbusters way back when the show came out, leaf blowers fill the air bladder which has area for air to escape on the bottom causing the "hovering" and they powered them with 2 gas powered leaf blowers.
  6. basshoundx

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    One of the leafblowers on low setting will lift my teacher of the ground (and he weighs more than 200lb), so two of these at full power is overkill. DOn't underestimate the power of those blowers. The power will come from a extremely long power cord. (it's going to run in a race in a basketball court.) This thing is powerful!! I asure you it is no toy.
  7. basshoundx

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    +9000
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    Bummer, I thought this was about the band.

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  9. will33

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    Screw the extension cord. I would totally put a generator on that thing and drive it around town.


    Super cool stuff, man.:cool:
  10. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    how did 1.0 fare?
  11. Dug2

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    wear ear plugs for sure. pretty cool man!
  12. placedesjardins

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    Replace the leaf blowers with rakes. Much more environmental friendly.






















    Ha ha. That was a joke.
  13. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

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    I like this idea.
  14. Icey101

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    why not go with petrol leaf blowers? then you can drive it to college

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