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DiscoverHover One TABLE OF CONTENTS
Hello Hovercraft Constructor Letter……………………….……..3 License…………………………………………………………....4 General Construction Tips………………………………………..5 Parts List………………………………………………………….27 Assembly Structure……………………………………………….29 Drawings………………………………………………………….32

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HOVERCRAFT CONSTRUCTION MANUAL
DiscoverHover
www.discoverhover.org The World Hovercraft Organization's International School Hovercraft Program

All Material c 2003 World Hovercraft Organization All Rights Reserved www.worldhovercraft.org

Hello Hovercraft Constructor: You have selected a project which will change your life. Building the DiscoverHover One presents opportunities to experience many new ideas and to learn or perfect new skills. Bob Windt originally designed this machine as an entry level project for students and enthusiasts who belonged to the Hoverclub of America, Inc. After watching how practical and well received this project was, the World Hovecraft Organisation decided to improve the drawings, add teacher training ideas, and make plans available to students and clubs without charge. The original plans consisted of two blue prints, which lacked much detail, so a project was undertaken to convert the drawings into Auto Cad files and to bring them into line with professional drawing practices. Initially, Tim Envall in Australia and students from Indiana State University in the USA began this work. Rob Wilson, Neoteric Hovercraft's Technical Director who resides in Australia, has finally reworked all of the drawings and made corrections where necessary. Because the future of world DiscoverHover competitions means craft could need to be shipped all over the world, the machine was redesigned to be knocked-down, making it more stackable so that machines can nest together and shipping volume can be minimized. This is also an advantage when putting the Hovercraft inside a small cargo or passenger van, or a pick-up truck. The concept added more complication to the construction. Now the cockpit, the hull or base, the thrust duct, and the engine module are separable. Please inform us if you uncover any drawing errors or have suggestions for improvements, and we will promptly revise the drawings and notes as well as list the changes on the DiscoverHover forum. Please note that drawing numbers have interuptions and do not be alarmed when certain numbers are missing. For example there are no drawings 71,72,73,74, and 75. This is not important. Numbers identify parts for which a drawing is unnecessary. Also, the order of the numbers has no significance, and the product code is for use by the World Hovercraft Organization. The original construction notes have been released along with the drawings. They have had limited editing so take care when using this information. Double check before cutting materials. Inform us of any errors that you discover. Please document your project, send DiscoverHover your digital photographs, comments and any press articles so everyone can share with you in the world of DiscoverHover and learn heaps about science at the same time. Good luck with your undertaking and have fun.

Chris Fitzgerald Chairman World Hovercraft Organization/DiscoverHover

YOUR PERSONAL "LICENSEE" NUMBER IS .... No. 5335
NOTE: UNDER THE COPYRIGHT ACT NO PART OF THE DISCOVERHOVER HOVERCRAFT INFORMATION PACK AND THE DISCOVERHOVER HOVERCRAFT CONSTRUCTION PACK MAY BE REPRODUCED OR COPIED IN ANY FORM WHATSOEVER. ONE DISCOVERHOVER HOVERCRAFT CONSTRUCTION PACK GIVES THE PURCHASER OR STUDENT GROUP THE RIGHT TO BUILD ONE AND ONE ONLY DISCOVERHOVER MACHINE. PLANS AND INFORMATION ARE OFFERED AND SOLD SUBJECT TO THE CONDITION THAT THEY AND IT ARE NOT, BY WAY OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE, LENT RE-SOLD OR HIRED OUT. SHOULD DISCOVER HOVER OR ANY RELATED ORGANIZATION FIND HOVERCRAFT WHICH INCORPORATE PARTS, FEATURES, SHAPE OR DESIGN DETAILS SIMILAR TO THE DISCOVERHOVER DESIGN AND IF THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN BUILT FROM, AND IS NOT SINGLY CONCOMITANT...
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