Hovercraft design fall 2011

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Hovercraft design fall 2011

  1. 1. HOVERCRAFT DESIGN FALL 2011Dan Kilanga Nickolas England, Claudette DuPont, Ryan Dunkerly
  2. 2. Basic theory of hovercraft operationAir-Cushion Vehicle“Capable of traveling over surfaces while supportedby a cushion of slow moving, high-pressure airwhich is ejected against the surface below andcontained within a „skirt‟,” (Absolute Astronomy)
  3. 3. Land, Ice, and WaterThe hovercraft is capable of moving cargo andpassenger over some of the most hostile terrain in theworld.
  4. 4. Design Principle
  5. 5. Motors Lift Motor RF-500TB-18280-6V Trust MotorSKU: 1112092 RadioShack® Super Speed 9-6V DC Motor 18VDC Hobby MotorVoltage Range (VDC): 3.0- Model: 273-2566.0  No load: 9VDC 380mACurrent (Amps): 0.05 current max., 11000± 15%No Load Speed(RPM):5150 speed, 150g.cm min. torqueRated Speed(RPM): 4300Torque (g-cm): 21 With load: 9VDC 1.1A currentPower (W):0.27 max., 9300± 15% speedTerminal Type: solderShaft Diameter: 0.079"Shaft Length: 0.42"Size: 1.26"D x 0.77"LKysanPRICE: $1.95
  6. 6. Supplies Three 9 volt Energizer Max 27 Volts Supplied $ 5.48 Three Fully Insulated 9V Battery Snap Connectors $1.79
  7. 7. BodyPolyshield3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. FoamInsulation$10.58
  8. 8. Fans Used Crate Fans3 Fans approximately $1.00 each
  9. 9. Budget Hovercraft Batteries $5.49 Fans $3.00 Motors $13.37 Body $ 1.50 Skirt $0.10 Wires $2.99Total $26.52
  10. 10. Works CitedAbsolute Astronomy. 2011.<http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Hovercraft>.Benson, Tom. NASA. 10 September 2010. 16October 2011 <http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/drag1.html>.Blunden, Alan. „The Hovercraft. How it Works.London: Ladybird , 1996.Hover Rover. 2011<http://www.discoverhover.org/abouthovercraft/faq.htm>.Hover Travel . 14 10 2011.<http://www.hovertravel.co.uk/about-the-hovercraft.php>.Inventions.com. 14 October 2011<http://www.xinventions.com/main/hovercrafts/work.htm>.

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