Working model of Hovercraft

How to Make a Hovercraft Working Model

The idea of making a Hovercraft dates back to 1716 when Emmanual Swedenborg recorded a design, but it was short lived.  In 1870, Sir John Thornycroft filled patents involving air lubricated hulls. And it was in 1959 a hovercraft was built, by Christopher Sydney Cockerell  by discovering the Momentum Curtain theory. Hover craft also called Air cushion vehicle (ACV) travels on any kind of flat surface. It is supported by a cushion of pressurized air.

Design

  • Can be powered by one or more engines
  • Small crafts have a single engine with the drive split through a gear box
  • Usually one engine drives the fan responsible for lifting the vehicle
  • The other forces air from

hovercraft

Working

Two main principles:

1)      Lift

2)      Propulsion

  • A skirt is required to quarantine airflow
  • No contact with ground hence friction is eliminated
  • The shape of the body affects stability
  • All parts are essential for proper working

Parts

1)      Lifting fan: Usually a centrifugal fan is preferred. When rotated air is sucked into the center hole, it is coupled via a gearbox and connected to the engine

2)      Thrust propellers: An aircraft type propeller with variable type pitch blades. Diameter ranges from nine feet to nineteen feet. In bigger crafts the propellers are rotated while in smaller ones, rudders are used.

3)      Skirt: Flexible strip which is fitted below the bottom edges of the plenum chamber. Skirt design is the most sensitive design parameter as it protects the craft and helps to lift it even higher.

hovercraft diagram

In theory hovercrafts are simple machines but a plethora of problems exist to make a functioning hovercraft. The plans as well as the design must be flawless. To build a hovercraft one must be well aware of the demands of construction. Only then can one design a hovercraft.

This is a full report on how to make a hovercraft which I found in the net. http://www.vintageprojects.com/go-kart/flying-hovercraft.pdf

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246 thoughts on “Working model of Hovercraft”

  1. Uzoigwe Daniel Reply
    September 23, 2016

    Please I would like to know the estimated cost of bring this project into life…I am a Final year study and would like to make this as my project thank you.

  2. Makwana Nimesh Reply
    July 30, 2016

    wow i like this project.
    and i will work this project togather my friends . so you will mail this project more images sir.thank you.

  3. sudheer Reply
    August 15, 2015

    plz tell me cost estimated and specifications for this project

  4. Santosh Sagar Reply
    August 8, 2015

    Sir I am very interested in this project….
    Plz let me knw how can I proceeded futher….
    I would like know the cost of this project…
    I would like to make a single person carrying hovercraft.

  5. manoj Reply
    March 24, 2015

    sir pls tell me detail about this project

  6. M.DHANAGOPALAN Reply
    March 23, 2015

    Respected sir,
    i m final year student of mechanical engineering.
    i m interesting to make this project as my final year project…
    i would request you to give me all about basic guidance, information , details, and specifications on how to make it.
    i wish to get reply soon…

  7. nikam vikram vishnu Reply
    March 23, 2015

    plz help me and send ur contact no.

  8. yogesh thakur Reply
    March 4, 2015

    i want to make a hovercraft and could u plse tell me cost .

  9. Ansari Nasir Reply
    March 4, 2015

    PLEASE SEND ME COMPLETE DETAILS TO MAKE MY OWN CRAFT..plzz

  10. M.CHIRANJEEVI Reply
    February 19, 2015

    Please suggest me a mini project in low budjet in hovercraft designing. Also tell me the money how much i have to spend..

  11. Teliah Reply
    December 17, 2014

    Would you please send full details of this project to my email!!

  12. Ryzizs Reply
    November 14, 2014

    Please help me making this

  13. DARSHAN Reply
    October 11, 2014

    send me complete procedure of this project plzz

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    September 7, 2014

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  15. tanver Reply
    August 6, 2014

    i am a final year student of mechanical engineering.i want to make the hovercraft for that how much will be cost plz give me the details,I will grateful to yo

  16. Rambo Reply
    February 12, 2014

    i would like to see the functions and some animations of this projects. pleas send it through mail.

  17. sujesh Reply
    August 18, 2013

    sir,
    im intersted in this project, could u plz send me the details and the cost

  18. Ravi sagar Reply
    June 14, 2013

    plz tell me what is momentum cushion theory

  19. gopi krishna Reply
    March 11, 2013

    plz send me full details of this project and also cost for an individual to spend on this project

  20. Thanuj Reply
    January 20, 2013

    Please Provide the Details

  21. Thanuj Reply
    January 20, 2013

    Sir/Mam,

    Please Send the Details..!

  22. rameshwar panse Reply
    January 14, 2013

    HAI ….sir.I want more details about this pro……i want to work on this project .plz send me ppt and abstract of this pro to my email…….with some images of this pro…

  23. Aishwarya Reply
    October 13, 2012

    please send me details

  24. Prashanth Reply
    October 7, 2012

    sir i want to model the hovercraft for that how much will be cost plz give me the details,I will grateful to you..

  25. krishna Reply
    October 1, 2012

    plz send abstract of this porject to my mail.

  26. krishna Reply
    October 1, 2012

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  27. Bhanushankar Reply
    September 28, 2012

    HAI ….sir.I want more details about this pro……i want to work on this project .plz send me ppt and abstract of this pro to my email…….with some images of this pro…

  28. Siri Reply
    September 22, 2012

    Sir,send me some more working models and details of those models please sir..

  29. Siri Reply
    September 22, 2012

    sir,please send me the details of this project as quickly as possible..

  30. vinayak khochare Reply
    September 13, 2012

    Sir will you please provide the project report so that it will become easier for me to go through this project.

  31. vinayak khochare Reply
    September 13, 2012

    I like this project.and send me the procedure and also the cost details

  32. lakshith Reply
    September 6, 2012

    Sir please send me the details of the project with all design parameters and materials etc to my e mail id

  33. prasad Reply
    September 6, 2012

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  34. mohit gupta Reply
    September 6, 2012

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  35. Sameer Sharma Reply
    August 17, 2012

    Sir, m vry ineterestd in ACV segment…plzz sir mail me the data .u havin on hovercraft..

  36. Aniket Gaikwad Reply
    July 28, 2012

    sir plz send me the ideas ragarding the project and how to built small hovercraft for college project and also the cost.

  37. Nikhil Reply
    July 25, 2012

    Sir will you please provide the project report so that it will become easier for me to go through this project

  38. N.shiva sankaran Reply
    July 24, 2012

    sir i need the procedure of the project and i need some other mechanical project plz send to my e mail id

  39. MEET Reply
    July 24, 2012

    Pls i am intrested in this project pls could you send me full details of making this hovercraft at my e mail id?

  40. Thirukkumaran Reply
    July 18, 2012

    pls i need full details

  41. Thirukkumaran Reply
    July 18, 2012

    I like this project.and send me the procedure and also the cost details

  42. A.RAMKUMAR Reply
    July 12, 2012

    PLS SEND ME THE DETAILS OF THE PRO. TO MY EMAILID..

  43. DEVENDRA Reply
    July 10, 2012

    project details

  44. nageswara reddy Reply
    May 17, 2012

    Sir i like this project n want to make a hovercraft..plzzz let me know the procedure or design PLZ………..

  45. atul tripathi Reply
    April 21, 2012

    SIR CAN U SEND ME THE DETAIL
    AND THE FUTHER IMP TIPS FOR MAKE
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