Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 22:28:45 -0700

Author: William Reitz

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

Post:

Nice Hovercraft plans!

I've got a similar one that has been in use since 1987, with about 500
riders per year, still with the same plastic sheet on the bottom. However,
since I teach at Hoover HS in North Canton, OH, home of Hoover vacuums, mine
is obviously a Hoovercraft.

Bill Reitz
aka Ari Bernoulli

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Beaty"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: It's too quite....


>
> 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.
>
> (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) ) )))))))))))))))))))
> William J. Beaty SCIENCE HOBBYIST website
> billb@eskimo.com http://amasci.com
> EE/programmer/sci-exhibits science projects, tesla, weird science
> Seattle, WA 206-789-0775 sciclub-list freenrg-L vortex-L webhead-L
>
>

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