My Simple Hovercraft
by Shorty Routh
So I picked a junk lawnmower up at the dump, it
looks like it has a good engine, but a bad oil leak. Since it
has a vertical shaft, it won't work with my chomper, so I was
dreaming about other projects I could use it for. Always thought
hovercraft were neat, and I remember seeing an episode of Junk
Yard Wars where they built a couple of hovercraft. Started kicking
around the idea and sketched a few things up, and called my
friend Tim to pick his brain. He told me of an old time refrigerator
mover he saw on TV, it had a skirt to go around the frig, and
you would hookup your vaccuum cleaner to it. Later that day,
I was cleaning up the yard with my leaf blower, and PING!, the
light went on in my head.
This is the captain speaking,
fasten your seatbelts and prepare for take off.....
Somehow she naturally developed
the parade wave.
Amazing how far you can get
when you string together every power cord you own.
Building up some speed here
With a little nugde, she is
flying on her own.
Other one wants a turn now.
Going to have to put a handle
of some type so I can stand up when I push it.
Piece of plywood, leaf blower,
duct tape, zip ties, and polytarp - the essential ingredients
of many projects.