We made a Hovercraft!

On a Friday night, a bunch of us got together and built a hovercraft under the leadership and inspiration of Dan Roth.  Admittedly, at first, there were doubters (most prominently our spouses).  But, all doubt was replaced with enthusiasm as everyone had their first ride on the hovercraft.  I was amazed that we got something working within 2 hours.  Much thanks to Karlin as he supplied the plywood, leafblower, and holesaw.  The budget for this project was around $5 – $2 for shower curtain and $3 for duct tape.

Apparently, it is the first of many that our group is going to make. Details are here.  For a video of Tenille riding around on the hovercraft, click here.

For the hovercraft rock video, click here.


  1. That just makes my mind wonder about what kind of prototype could be built in a weekend MONTH!So cool! …now to work on propulsion 🙂 Maybe a typical large fan out rear with fins, but maybe side jets each with variable speed for guidance (Star Wars 4)?You should probably design a rollcage before it gets too good! Gotta take care of your test-pilots!! 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s