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Having Fun When Your Hobby Is Your Own Hovercraft

A great way to use personal hovercrafts for fun and pleasure is as a hobbyist. Naturally, hobbyists engage with their vehicles by racing with them and exploring with them. However, another way they really get involved in their hobby is (aside from collecting and testing new ACVs) by taking them apart and putting them back together again. By doing this, they learn more about the inner workings of the personal hovercraft. By building them, they can understand how to make their own models. Once they understand how the hovercrafts work, they can build their own models, whether from scratch or by working with kits that they've purchased. To practice their hobby, enthusiasts join their local clubs.

It's not much of a stretch your interest in mechanical means of transport such as cars, jet-skis and quads to these new air cushioned vehicles. the body shape and construction may be different, but they all have an engine (two in some cases) which may be two or four stroke, and a means of propulsion. The interesting thing is that these things are neither vehicles, boats or airplanes - see They exist in a category of transport which is unique and has not been fully stretched to the limits of their possibilities yet. This is what excites enthusiasts, the unknown possibilities in the future.

Hobbyists are interested by the ACVs because they are a truly unique means of transport, after all. How many other vehicles work by cushioning the air so that they can zoom by vastly different areas while hovering above the ground? Moreover, they create less pressure on our natural world than you yourself do by walking (they exert a pressure of some 0.33 pounds per square inch, whereas walking can exert a pressure of up to 25 pounds per square inch).

Because they exert this little pressure, you don't need to worry that your personal hovercraft will erode the soil or earth it passes over. Moreover, they don't run on harmful materials like fossil fuels, and they don't even need electricity to work. Truly, examining the insides of personal hovercrafts are one way for engineers to have a field day. They will marvel at the well-executed, aerodynamic design and strive to replicate it. Toward this end, many stores offer kits that laypeople can use to build personal hovercraft. Some hobbyists enjoy building their own entirely from scratch, as well.


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