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Hovercraft!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by basshoundx, Mar 20, 2014.


  1. basshoundx

    basshoundx

    Jan 25, 2014
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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. Neat!

    Are those airblowers really enough to move a person? Or is this for a hobby toy only? Where will the power come from?
     
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  4. I was thinking the same thing.
     
  5. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Electric eels will power it.

    My hovercraft is full of eels!
     
  6. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    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.
     
  7. basshoundx

    basshoundx

    Jan 25, 2014
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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.
     
  8. basshoundx

    basshoundx

    Jan 25, 2014
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    +9000
     
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Bummer, I thought this was about the band.

    -Mike
     
  10. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
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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:
     
  11. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Long Island, NY
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    how did 1.0 fare?
     
  12. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    chicago
    wear ear plugs for sure. pretty cool man!
     
  13. placedesjardins

    placedesjardins

    May 7, 2012
    Replace the leaf blowers with rakes. Much more environmental friendly.






















    Ha ha. That was a joke.
     
  14. I like this idea.
     
  15. why not go with petrol leaf blowers? then you can drive it to college
     



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