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  1. #11
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    Default home made hovercraft

    I must say you do some really fine looking work, You are an artist

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    do you still have the hovercraft?

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    No. I sold it about a year after I made it. I really had no place to use it.
    I'm working on a micro lite helicopter now.
    Last edited by monte55; 02-18-2009 at 08:30 PM.
    Nick
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    Nick,
    After reading your posts for some time, you never cease to amaze me. You are quite talented!!!!
    Becky
    Thanks Becky

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    Thank you for the kind words.
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
    Miller Cricket XL
    Millermatic 150 Mig
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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    So you are still in the proscess o building the helicopter, me and one of my friends werelooking at building one that is in an ad in the back of poular science and were discusing difernt sources of information and I mentioned to him that you were building one anyway how much has it cost so far?

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    I haven't figured any cost yet. Most of the aluminum and steel I had already.
    I also had the engine(which I hope has enough power to do the job). What has cost me so far is radial bearings, tapered bearings, centrifugal clutch,
    drive chain and sprockets and lots of various quality bolts plus many hours of
    my time. Helis are complicated. Even simple ones. If you plan to build one either have a lot of extra cash and buy a proven kit or if you plan to design and build, you better have the tools and knowledge to make the parts. If I didn't have a lathe and mill, this project wouldn't be happening. Go to youtube and see all the homebuilt helis that don't work. Start with "human powered helicopters". What are these people thinking? Oh well.
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
    Miller Cricket XL
    Millermatic 150 Mig
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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    Talking

    RE: picture hovercraft5. I'll say you had a lot more hair then!

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    I don't get your post
    Nick
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    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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    Default Beta Range

    Beta generally refers to "not going forward" thrust with a turboprop aircraft.
    It is used a lot with aircraft that use the Pratt & Whitney PT-6 engines & some others.
    I have several thousand hours in aircraft that use Garrett turboprop engines, & the term has relatively little meaning to them. The FAA requires that all turboprop aircraft have a Beta range in the power system. This is only a rudimentary description of the term; however, it should help a bit.

    Some folks call "go forward" thrust "alpha".
    They call "don't go forward" thrust "beta".
    Then, of course, there is "reverse", which means that the pitch of the blades is reversed and the airflow goes the opposite direction than when flying forward such as braking during landing.

    The previous description is extremely crude, & I have no (zero) intention of entering into an extended discussion concerning the finer points. My reply was to simply answer the question.

    Jerry in Anchorage
    (Temporarily in Kansas doing simulator training)
    Last edited by muskt; 02-21-2009 at 09:55 PM. Reason: error in spelling

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