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General / Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Last post by Nick Flint on Today at 10:33 PM »
Parts TWO and THREE of the recent Loch Fyne Hover extravaganza.---------->
I have divided this into two episodes, but those of you who enjoy "binge TV" may prefer the whole 15 minutes, without respite.


In THIS version, I have finally managed to extract the drone data, and transfer it to the editing suite, which has only crashed a few times.
Due to the fact I was unable LAST year to transfer some drone data, ---- towards the end of the video, there is a small selection from 2018, showing our craft in their ELEMENT. 


Please remember, this is simply MY record, and occasionally from other peoples phones that have left their pictures on my data stream. I have REALLY tried to include everyone, somewhere, but I "believe" the only person to attend who isn't featured is Georgie Tilley
so apologise for this. Tom, (who MUST get the hero medal earning the monicker-"Glasgow Tom") IS featured tho!
Thanks go to JR as ever for "not" hosting the event, but putting in huge effort and road miles anyway.
To every one ELSE, --- thanks for sharing again, and heres to more in the future.     ;) 


Some of the early drone video has not fared well in, in that I lost contact occasionally whilst a long way out, and its poor quality has only come to light whilst JUST viewing. Perhaps it is something to do with the computer crashing whilst under considerable stress?
Such is life. (well three days of it!)





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General / Re: Nowt to do with owt
« Last post by Warby on Jun 17, 2019, 1:22 pm »
ONLY IN THE USA!
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General / Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Last post by Nick Flint on Jun 16, 2019, 10:33 pm »

Loch Fyne 2019 The Film part 1
Please be aware this is part one and as such this is simply a record of what I have on my Phone, Camera and (later on)Drone footage.
Please be patient because there is MORE to come, shortly, and remember you probably have an "off" button should boredom take a hold.
 ;)






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General / Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Last post by Nick Flint on Jun 16, 2019, 10:20 am »

THE Trailer  ;)


Others are available.






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General / Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Last post by PepperPerformance on Jun 15, 2019, 12:44 pm »
Hi Folks
great time had up at Loch Fyne
A few hover ups with the Hawk but so many teething problems getting all three engines running concurrently proved too much.
Very worthwhile visit to discover the limitations of the craft and see what falls off simply trailing it around.
The experience of running it away from the comfort of the factory gave so much info, compiled with the help and knowledge of the club members there I now have a plan to get the craft actually sea worthy over the next few weeks.
Re threading the throttle cables is going to be the least fun task.
Good news is the parts list to fix will be very reasonable.
Total amazement at the corrosion suffered on the'marinised' cables and electrics!
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General / Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Last post by Nefarious on Jun 15, 2019, 11:06 am »
Hello lovely people. As Nick alluded to, I've unfortunately been dragged back into the world of actual graft to fund the silly projects, so work on RB has temporarily on hold.
But that's not necessarily a bad thing, as it's allowing time to properly consider the necessary next steps. A number of this parish have been very helpful (especially Ian, cheers :-)) in nannying me through my entry-level "mathmatics for hovercrafters" course, and it's now become clear that the whole lift arrangement needs revising. The lift fan is an absolute monster, but currently in stall due to the size of the housing outlet, and the plenum holes. The latter is easy but time consuming, and the former will require a bit more lateral thinking to get the packaging right (I need to find 0.25m2 more housing-to-plenum area).Longer term, the skirt to be replaced for a Sevtec-style bag, but I've got enough on my plate with the above jobs, so as an intermediate step, I'm going to update the pick-up points for the fingers, add a couple of specially shaped segments and link the bases together with little nylon barbs.
Apologies once again for the poor comms - I promise I'll post lots of details once I get my teeth into the job properly.
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General / Re: First time on hover
« Last post by Nick Flint on Jun 15, 2019, 9:35 am »
You are a tease!  ;)
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General / Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Last post by Nick Flint on Jun 15, 2019, 9:11 am »
Neil (owner) is now a member so I hope he will be able to comment soon, but he still has that "work" thing going!
During our chats following his hover it seems his feed holes from the huge (centrifugal) lift fan could be considered "rather small"
and some other skirt "anomalies" were discussed. He bought the craft recently (as is) and is going to alter
much to improve matters. Ive txt him and he will post later due to the "W" word mentioned above.

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General / Re: First time on hover
« Last post by Al on Jun 14, 2019, 8:46 pm »
We only had a couple of light showers which makes a change  :o


I'm waiting on a delivery of 4 stainless bolts to bolt the thrust frame to the floor,  They are late now so hopefully they will be here tomorrow so I can get the thrust engine in the craft and give me a bit more room in my shed.


Biggest jobs left to do is the wiring and the fuel pipes to the 43 ltr tank.  I have estimated that mid July it will be having first test flights on the water, but if all goes well could be by the end of this month  :)  I can then start on my next hover project ???
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General / Re: First time on hover
« Last post by Nick Flint on Jun 14, 2019, 6:58 pm »
That is ONE distinctive hover Al.
ALWAYS a special time - the first hover.
"Bumble B" perhaps! ;)


Well done and hope the thrust goes well also.






There "appears to be" rain on your craft.
I assumed it was only Yorkshire at the moment as there appears to be enough here.  ::)
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