Hovercraft


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A hovercraft, also called an air-cushion vehicle, ACV, is a craft capable of travelling at an elevated height over rough terrain. They can also move around well on land, ice, and water. They are supported by a cushion of slow moving, high-pressure air which is ejected against the surface below and contained within a "skirt". Hovercrafts are used in rescue, military, commercial and recreational operations.

The workshop involves the design and fabrication of mini Radio controlled hovercrafts. It will enable participants to practically understand the aerodynamics, electronics and instrumentation principles involved in hovercraft design.

Course Outcomes


Complete model designed and fabricated by the participants from scratch.

Design and Fabrication competitions.

Practical knowledge gained from the program will help participants to take up any projects easily.

Good multimedia content to help students grasp the content easily.

Course Structure and Topics Covered


Lecture

The lecture helps the participants understand the physics behind Hovercraft functioning with interactive sessions. The lecture also covers the use and functioning of electronics involved - motors, ESCs, servo motors, Radio set etc.

Design

The participants design the Hovercraft under the guidance of the instructors. Participants are encouraged to think and come up with innovative designs.

Fabrication

The participants will give a physical form to their designs.

Testing

The hovercrafts designed and fabricated by the participants are tested.

Topics Covered


Basic Concepts of Hovercraft

Understanding the Physics behind functioning of a Hovercraft

Structure and parts of a Hovercraft

Introduction to Remote Controlled Hovercraft

Electronics used in the design of RC Hovercraft

Kit Content


Engine/Electric Motor

Electronic Motor Controller

Propeller

Transmitter

Receiver

Li-Po Battery

Servo Motors (1 Piece)

Corrugated plastic boards as raw material

Control Rods

Rubber Adhesive

Epoxy Glue

Wing Holders

Working Tools

Certification Policy


1. Certificate of Merit for all the workshop participants from SAW RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT.

2. At the end of this workshop, a small competition will be organized among the participating students and winners will be awarded with a 'Certificate of Excellence'.

3. Certificate of Coordination for the coordinators of the school workshops.

Eligibility


This course is open to all students interested in Hovercraft Design.

Students interested for a career in Aerospace and Aviation related fields of engineering