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How to build a hovercraft from a leafblower.

Depending on your motor power and required lift, this hovercraft will lift a kid (or two) no problem, maybe even a couple of adults. Whoever takes the ride, make sure there's adult supervision around!

Looking for something build for a sciene fair? Then check this out.




  • Plywood hover platform, about a meter (3'-4') in diameter, 1 c"m (1/2") thick
  • Heavy plastic (polyethylene) sheet – this will act as the air cushion skirt
  • Leafblower or vacuum – your lift engine
  • Drill (for construction only!)
  • Fender washer(s), bolt, nut, and small disk (to connect everything together)


Links to other great sites.

HobbyTron.com Mini Stunt Car -- Free Shipping
National Geographic Kids Shop