|In the previous picture you can just make out a bolt in the center of the platform. That is a critical piece I would be remiss in failing to mention. The skirt must be fastened to the platform to prevent it inflating like a balloon and bulging in the center. I passed a bolt through the
platform, skirt, and that plastic disc I mentioned in the materials list. The disk shape allows it to act as a strain-relief since the skirt would certainly pull free from the bolt without it.
I choose to use the lid from an old plastic food storage container with the rim cut off. Well, it
I cut outlet holes in the skirt in a hopefully precise hexagonal pattern. I knew that the holes must be
Will post a pic of the underside of the hovercraft as soon as I remember to take one.
|Step 4:||Attach blower, electric cord, platform and kid together and turn it on. Sounds far more exciting than the little rat let on. Maybe I can get him to try it out on water next time. My plan is to permanently mount the blower and route power through a light switch box and normal household switch.||Another completed view:|
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