Make Hovercraft School
Hovercraft construction – a great school project to teach many skills
Make Hovercraft School – If you recently took part in a school project, we would like to hear from you. The aim of this website is to promote hovercraft awareness, and we would like you to share with us details of your school or home-made hovercraft project. Please leave a comment with your name and email address so we can contact you for more information.
We hope to add a section to show images and videos, so hope you can send us details, and let us know the names of the pupils, teachers or self build team members involved.
Hovercraft projects help promote engineering awareness and product design. Hovercraft are very weight dependent, so often there is often a trade-off between speed, weight, durability and safety. It will be interesting to hear how you approached the design, what priorities you set, how you assembled the hovercraft, the tools and materials used, how successful the maiden flight was, and what was learned from the project. Hovercraft construction requires a number of skills, an appreciation of maths and engineering, consideration of safety, choice of materials, to create a product that flies.