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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 2 months ago #1

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Over the last 15 or so years I have had various tries at scratch building one of these, with little success, so having sold the 6x6 I decided to buy a kit.

I am awaiting the arrival of this :-



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I went for the dual fan config as this should allow a little more control, as it allows the main prop to be spun backwards giving reverse/ braking ;)

I am going to make some sort of full cabin for it, and stick a small camera inside.
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 2 months ago #2

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Cool

Would look good as a full assault craft, US Marines style
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 2 months ago #3

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Cool, maybe the top gear ford transit hovercraft?
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 2 months ago #4

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Something very different . :ohmy: ::thumpsup::
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 2 months ago #5

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Look forward to seeing this progress, always fancied one myself ... Well sines my friend had a tyco one for his 9th birthday, it was pretty useless but awesome all at the same time! I hobby grade one should have none of the uselessness and all of the awesome!
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 2 months ago #6

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I used to own one of their griffon models. Only thing that let it down for me was the single motor for lift and thrust.
Was next to useless on grass but went well on calm water or smoothish surface.

Ive had a go at scratch building a few over the years with varying degrees of success.

That looks like a nice setup with the separate motors for lift and thrust.
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 2 months ago #7

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Behemoth wrote:
Cool

Would look good as a full assault craft, US Marines style
bill wrote:
Cool, maybe the top gear ford transit hovercraft?
Geoff wrote:
Something very different . :ohmy: ::thumpsup::

I thought about a military theme but am leaning more towards a civilian theme, although I hadn't considered a Transit Van :blink:

damohick wrote:
Look forward to seeing this progress, always fancied one myself ... Well sines my friend had a tyco one for his 9th birthday, it was pretty useless but awesome all at the same time! I hobby grade one should have none of the uselessness and all of the awesome!

Hope so, but if not at least I can tick it off the list of models I would like to own :whistle:
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I used to own one of their griffon models. Only thing that let it down for me was the single motor for lift and thrust.
Was next to useless on grass but went well on calm water or smoothish surface.

Ive had a go at scratch building a few over the years with varying degrees of success.

That looks like a nice setup with the separate motors for lift and thrust.

I have almost pulled the trigger on a Griffon a few times now but was always put off by the single motor.

As this is based on the Griffon 600 model, which is in turn based on a full sized Griffon 2000, I have decided that the theme for this one will be this :-





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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 1 month ago #8

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And today I got a box :ohmy:



inside the box was this lot





I have already started upgrading ::doh:: got a three bladed prop for the thrust fan :evil:



I guess this one is number 58 ::thumpsup::



The moldings seem to be very nicely made and of a reasonable thickness, all the molded parts need to be trimmed and various hole need drilling and cutting, currently waiting on some foam safe glue to stick it all together, but once that's here, I can start putting it together :P
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 1 month ago #9

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oooooooo we all like new toys. ::thumpsup:: :popanddrink
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 1 month ago #10

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Well had today off, and as I needed to wait in for a package to arrive, I started on putting the hovercraft together.

Not many pictures but this is where it stands at the moment.









and the beginnings of the cabin



need to make it a little bit taller, but happy so far.
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 2 weeks ago #11

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Whilst waiting for some bits of 'Tango' to set before I can sand them down and having the styrene out I did a bit more to this, this evening :D







more soon, well may be :whistle:
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 1 week ago #12

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Got a bit more done today,







so main structure (bar the roof panels) is now done, so I can now move on to the details. The openings in the rear section will have louvres to allow air in, in addition to the roof vent on the top.

Thanks as ever for looking,
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 3 years 1 week ago #13

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Looking pretty awesome! I'd love one but I'm already running out of space at home. Was fine when I had my rooms in Germany etc. lol.
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 2 weeks 6 days ago #14

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Well after a short break from this ::doh:: I dug it out of the loft where it has sat for the last 3 years.

Over the last couple of days I finally got all the electrics in and working, the thrust motor had gone bad, and mounted up the skirt.



I also gave it a very quick test in the garden and although it will move on the grass it's not that great as the grass is a touch long.

Having seperate motors for lift and thrust is nice, I just need to get used to controlling it.

This and the shot above were taken with the skirt fully inflated but no thrust being applied ::thumb::



I hope I can get the cabin more or less finished tomorrow and apply some colour to it, then I shall haul it off down the river to give it a try, and of course video the attempt.
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 2 weeks 5 days ago #15

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and some more progress,

Made some window glass, added some mesh, splashed some paint around and added a couple of detailing bits. Still want to add some fake exhausts and the cabin needs some stripes and a couple of stickers maybe before final installation.









I will probably also add some basic lights to it, i.e headlights, navigation lights and make the beacon work.
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 2 weeks 2 days ago #16

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I'm glad its not just me that ends up shelving stuff for years and then for one reason or another goes back to them. Ive done that this xmas with a rc18t I found in the loft whilst getting the xmas tree out.

The hovercraft looks superb Pete. I had a look on their website and can see that when I get things sorted from the flood I will be getting a few bits from their webshop.
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 2 weeks 2 days ago #17

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Fab fabbing Pete. I'm interested in see how it runs ::thumb::
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 1 week 2 days ago #18

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I took this and the go-pro down the river this afternoon for it's maiden voyage/flight. Hovercraft worked pretty well, easier to control than I thought it would be. However the camera decided (I suspect finger trouble on my part) to capture any of the action ::doh:: so I shall have to take it out for another spin soon and try again.

I have finished more or less finished the paint (some may recognise the color scheme)





hopefully have some video for the next post.
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Sirius 600 Hovercraft 1 week 1 day ago #19

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Nice Rusky hovercraft, comrade :-)
...It all started with Tamiya, was enhanced by Axial and then fulfilled by RC4WD...
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