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Hovercraft

A proposal of B model for the 8051 set. Building a secondary model for a motorbike that is NOT another motorbike is kind of a challenge in itself! As the original set offers quite some extranumerous parts, I allowed myself to use two extra tires for this model. Actually, if I remember correctly, there was an old technic set which also proposed these tires in order to build a dragster as a B-model... The wheels drive the fake propeler, as well as the two cylinder motor. The model is far from being perfect: the steering wheel is inverted (turning the wheel to the right drives the hovercraft to the left :s).

The building instructions were generated using Lego Digital Designer. The resulting digital model has a few errors and approximations, as I could not reproduce exactly the real mount (flexible and rubber parts for instance). The pictures should hopefully help getting it right.

PS: the background picture was taken at Hvide Sande, on the west coast of Denmark.

Lego sets used

8051 See on Peeron See on Brickset See on Rebrickable

Building instructions

here

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Created on: Thursday January 19th 2012.

CAD model

Model discussion on seTechnic (in French)