Here is a project that I started
a while ago but I never got it to work the way it should. When I say hoverboard I am not refering to a "hoverboard" that
operates silently and is the size of a skateboard like in "Back to the Future." This hoverboard is actually a small hovercraft
that operates on an 8 horsepower engine and uses a fan for lift and thrust. When finished it is
supposed to hover slightly off of the ground and move at 20-25 mhp. When I tested it it lifted itself off the ground, but
it could not lift with me on it. I met with a person who works with hovercrafts and he told me I need to redesign the skirt
and get a better fan. Just a side note, I also got to meet the guy who invented the hovercraft.
If your interested in hovercrafts, check this site out:
http://www.amasci.com/amateur/hovercft.html It gives plans for a small hovercraft that operates off of a leafblower and can lift an adult. I build one with an electric
leaf blower and it works quit well; however it does not have a thrust system so it only hovers.