Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 09:29:24 -0700 (PDT)

Author: William Beaty

Subject: Re: It's too quite....

Post:


Here's something noisy!

Hey, has everyone seen the "giant airpuck" man-lifter hovercraft? I added
a version of the plans to my website, and have been receiving mail from
kids who build these as science fair projects:

http://amasci.com/amateur/hovercft.html


Also, here's a more complicated version from 1990:

http://buckman.pps.k12.or.us/room100/hover/hoverdiagram.gif


At one of our monthly "weird science" meetings, one regular member broght
his version to show off. It had a gasoline-engine leaf blower, so we
tried it out in the ball field across the street. Huge clouds of dirt!
With a long rope attached, helpers can fling it at hazardous speeds.

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