Hi all, i've been doing RC hovercraft for a while and pretty soon i'm going to start building a pedal-electric powered hovercraft. So far all my hovercraft have been non-person carrying models, but over the course of several many generations of evolving the plenum, hull, and skirt design i know what i need to do to build one.
Here's one of my models of a skirted craft, i plan to start building something like this that will roll on retractable trike wheels inside the skirt, and when the skirt is inflated by pedal power, retracted flush with the lower hull deck. I'm thinking one of the bigger Astroflight brushless outrunners with a 24" prop can provide thrust while the rider pedals at cadence to provide the lift.
https://youtu.be/7-oTpiiwjVA?list=PLGbZ ... cCy8zQNdTt
If i get to the hardware store this week i'll probably pick up the stuff i need to build a metal frame supporting a wood-foam sandwich double hull.