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.
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.
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.
The participants design the Hovercraft under the guidance of the instructors. Participants are encouraged to think and come up with innovative designs.
The participants will give a physical form to their designs.
The hovercrafts designed and fabricated by the participants are tested.
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
Electronic Motor Controller
Servo Motors (1 Piece)
Corrugated plastic boards as raw material
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.
This course is open to all students interested in Hovercraft Design.
Students interested for a career in Aerospace and Aviation related fields of engineering