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We didn't want one of these "little" racers, we wanted room for friends and beer. Shortly afterwards we found ourselves driving up the M5 after buying a 3 seat plywood hull and a broken engine off a "shabby traffic copper" (sorry Taff :) ) in Devon.
This site documents the construction, and undoubted destruction of the craft.
One of the original hoverers dropped out due to other commitments, there are 2 of us paying, and me doing most of the work. So far, we're up to about £2K plus change. Gulp, hope it works.
The craft is an Eagle 3 (plans from K&M Hovercraft - ). It is an integrated craft (one fan rather than two), made from plywood and batons, reinforced with fibreglass. It has a segmented (finger) skirt, rather than a bag skirt. Motive power is from a motorcycle engine we got for £50 (Honda NTV600), rather than the typical rotax microlight engine (at ~£1.5K for a good one, we'll wait).
jim (at foodfight dot org dot uk)
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