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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Hover Board (performance & forward thrust)
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 9:51:07 AM
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@eetcowie: I think perl_geek is closest: you need a skirt...

I don't care what perl_geek says -- I'm not riding a hoverboard whilst wearing a skirt (never again!)

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Re: Hover board
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 9:48:50 AM
@betamax: I think Max should rig up a tow line and let Mum pull him with her Toyota iQ :-)

Now, that would be a thrill ride -- I'll start practicing my screaming immediately (I think my usual scream when I'm riding shotgun with my mom will do nicely as a starting point :-)

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two ideas
tomeq   6/23/2014 4:22:01 AM
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Max, here are some cool ideas from the nearest future ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkyLnWm1iCs

and something "oldie" from Top Gear experts... ;]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcKSZZsG11I

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Re: Skirts
betajet   6/22/2014 10:00:15 AM
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I suggest a grass skirt, to go with Max's signature Hawaiian shirts :-)

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Hover Board (performance & forward thrust)
eetcowie   6/21/2014 6:32:40 PM
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I think perl_geek is closest: you need a skirt (like all hovercraft have). But also, I don't think it is cheating to have 4 tiny low-profile wheels spaced 90 degrees apart, to keep the leaning platform from nose-diving and biting into the pavement, thus spilling our Max in a most MAXimum way. By leaning, the leaking air will provide just a bit of thrust, at the expense of altitude on the leading edge (thus the need for the protecting wheel). Want more, just remove the governor (?) if it has one. If it doesn't, then shave the cylinder head to increase the compression; but watch out, it will get very hot, so you will need to adjust the fuel. Oh and by the way, the engine could spit its shaft, so have a metal plate between the engine and you. Just a thought or two.

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Skirts
perl_geek   6/21/2014 2:58:25 PM
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For a practical hovercraft, (using a rather loose definition of "practical"), a flexible skirt is vital. Apart from increasing the ground clearance, and sealing the airflow, lifting panels can be used for control. Depending on the proportions, pressure, &c., control might be possible simply by titling the platform. Leaking air and Isaac Newton do the job.

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Re: Hover board
betajet   6/21/2014 2:03:11 PM
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David said: ... or maybe have an additional leaf blower or a fan for propulsion like a swamp buggy.

I think Max should rig up a tow line and let Mum pull him with her Toyota iQ :-)

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Re: Plywood and duct tape
Max The Magnificent   6/21/2014 1:18:05 PM
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@betajet: I like the plywood and duct tape construction.

It does have a certain rustic charm :-)

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Re: Hover board
Max The Magnificent   6/21/2014 1:16:51 PM
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@David: ...or maybe have an additional leaf blower or a fan for propulsion like a swamp buggy...

I was wondering about that...

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Plywood and duct tape
betajet   6/21/2014 9:32:00 AM
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I like the plywood and duct tape construction.  Very practical.  That way, when you (ahem) "land", you'll be able to use the pieces of broken plywood and tape to fashion temporary splints :-)

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