HOVERCRAFT DESIGN FALL 2011Dan Kilanga Nickolas England, Claudette DuPont, Ryan Dunkerly
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)
Land, Ice, and WaterThe hovercraft is capable of moving cargo andpassenger over some of the most hostile terrain in theworld.
Motors Lift Motor RF-500TB-18280-6V Trust MotorSKU: 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"LKysanPRICE: $1.95
Supplies Three 9 volt Energizer Max 27 Volts Supplied $ 5.48 Three Fully Insulated 9V Battery Snap Connectors $1.79
BodyPolyshield3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. FoamInsulation$10.58
Fans Used Crate Fans3 Fans approximately $1.00 each