ValRC’s RC hovercraft is a testament to the accessibility of building your own remote-controlled vehicles. The project, based on a design found online, showcases a nimble and fast hovercraft that is capable of drifting and gliding on a cushion of air. The key components include a 3D printed frame, brushless motors, a speed controller, a receiver, and a servo.
The construction process involved assembling a skirt made from a plastic bag around the 3D printed frame. While this proved to be a bit challenging, particularly with hot glue adhesion issues, the hovercraft’s performance was impressive once everything was put together. Upgrades, such as a better rudder and a more durable skirt made of thicker plastic, were implemented to enhance the overall performance of the hovercraft.
The hovercraft’s final demonstration in a parking garage showcases its agility as it effortlessly glides over smooth surfaces. The simplicity of the design and the ease of assembly make this RC hovercraft an accessible and enjoyable project for hobbyists interested in remote-controlled vehicles.