There are many types of personal hovercraft. They range in size, power,
and number of passengers. Personal hovercraft can be bought commercially
or homebuilt DIY crafts.
This page lists all the different personal hovercraft that can be built
or purchased. The list is broken down by the number of passengers.
Single Person Hover Craft
UH-6F - The Universal Hovercraft UH-6F Trainer is a great project for
first time builders. It can be bought in plan or kit form. A UH-6F build
can be found here.
UH-10F - The UH-10F Entry Level is great for first time builders and
high school technology classes. Builders get hands-on experience in
woodworking, fiberglass, small engines, and propellers. The Burden
Brothers Hovercraft is a UH-10F.
Pegasus - The Pegasus is a hovercraft vehicle made for educational purposes.
The plans could have been purchased from an article in the January 1984
issue of Popular Mechanics. A lawn mower engine is used for lift. People
would also often duct a chain saw engine to the back of the craft to
give it a larger amount of thrust. Robert Q. Riley created the plans
that can be ordered off his website.
The Airboard (also
know as the Hover
Scooter) claims to be the first commercially-marketed single-person
hovercraft/hoverboard. But this is in dispute. More information can
be found here.
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